I loved it in Texas.
I loved it in Cheltenham.
But I love it best in Yakima!
There's nothing that says "fall is here" better than fresh apples!
And we live in Apple Country - that's for sure!
Some good friends of ours have a fruit farm and gave us a load of Gravenstein apples...they're best for baking and cooking.
So, I decided to can some applesauce this weekend.
The pictures make it look nice and neat...but its a big mess and takes quite a lot of time. Best to dedicate a whole day to getting it done!
I canned smooth applesauce - like the kind you buy in the store - and chunky.
It turned out sooo good!
After apples, I moved on to these guys...
These are called pluots and you can read about them here.
If you ever get a chance to try one of them, you should.
I'm not a fan of plums OR apricots, but they sure go nicely together.
I made several jars of pluot jam...delish!
And I must say, it can get lonely in a kitchen all day.
But, not if you are kept company by a tall...
We finally said goodbye to the old short white fridge that came with the house and bought one that we had the kitchen remodeled for!
A FANTASTIC deal as Sears over Labor Day weekend was too hard to pass up and Donald figured I had it coming with all the money I've saved in groceries over the past couple of years.
Our old fridge is in the basement providing extra freezer room and