Thursday, September 16, 2010

Day 16- Fall Means Apples!

Every fall I go with my daughter's class to the apple orchard.  We hear the story about Johnny Appleseed.  We get some Gala apples (my favorite). As far as produce goes, apples are on the "dirty dozen" list for most pesticides used.  You can print a copy of the list here.  Generally, fruits that have rinds are OK but fruits you eat whole are more of a problem.  (not always but in general) Of course you should wash all your fruit- whether you are going to peel it or not. I usually try to buy local, in-season fruit whenever possible- but not always organic fruit.

Easy Microwave Applesauce Recipe:
  • 6-8 apples peeled, cored, sliced
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup water or apple juice
  • 4 TBS sugar or other sweetener to taste

  • place in large microwave-safe glass bowl
  • cover loosely with wax paper
  • microwave on high for 10 minutes
  • stir and continue to cook until apples are tender
  • mash with a fork
  • cool before serving

Thursday Ultimate Recipe Swap over at Life As Mom.

(BTW- today is our 10 year wedding anniversary- thank you!)

Dinner tonight- Crockpot peanut chicken stew- package chicken thighs, one can diced tomatoes, one can drained chickpeas, onions, garlic, two dollops peanut butter- cook all day on low.  Really good over rice or linguine.  Can also add curry sauce if you like.


  1. Happy Anniversary! I don't microwave anything anymore, because it changes the nutritional content of food. One doctor said that he treated a couple of people for Chronic Fatigue, and they were much better after they stopped using the microwave.

  2. Hi Silvergirl :) You could also make it in the crockpot or just on the stove in a pan.