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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Anthony View Post
    I am totally going to try this ASAP.
    Slice them thin
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_H View Post
    I brought honeycrisp apples in to work and placed them where we keep goodies that everyone can eat. There was also halloween candy there. The halloween candy is gone and only two apples have been taken.


    I bought 40lbs of honeycrisps through bountiful baskets with my last order, and have been making every thing that I can think of with apples, in addition to just eating them. That said, apples fried in kerrygold and sprinkled with a little cinnamon are awesome.
    Apple Butter Recipe

    Prep time: 20 minutes
    Cook time: 2 hours

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    Ingredients

    4 lbs of good cooking apples (we use Granny Smith or Gravenstein)
    1 cup apple cider vinegar
    2 cups water
    Sugar (about 4 cups, see cooking instructions)
    Salt
    2 teaspoons cinnamon
    1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    1/2 teaspoon allspice
    Grated rind and juice of 1 lemon

    Equipment Needed

    1 wide 8-quart pan (Stainless steel or copper with stainless steel lining)
    A food mill or a chinois sieve
    A large (8 cup) measuring cup pourer
    6-8 8-ounce canning jars

    Method
    Preparing the Fruit

    1 Cut the apples into quarters, without peeling or coring them (much of the pectin is in the cores and flavor in the peels), cut out damaged parts.
    First Stage of Cooking

    2 Put them into large pot, add the vinegar and water, cover, bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer, cook until apples are soft, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat.

    Measure out the purée and add the sugar and spices

    3 Ladle apple mixture into a chinois sieve (or foodmill) and using a pestle force pulp from the chinois into a large bowl below. Measure resulting puree. Add 1/2 cup of sugar for each cup of apple pulp. Stir to dissolve sugar. Add a dash of salt, and the cinnamon, ground cloves, allspice, lemon rind and juice. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.
    Second Stage of Cooking

    4 Cook uncovered in a large, wide, thick-bottomed pot on medium low heat, stirring constantly to prevent burning. Scrape the bottom of the pot while you stir to make sure a crust is not forming at the bottom. Cook until thick and smooth (about 1 to 2 hours). A small bit spooned onto a chilled (in the freezer) plate will be thick, not runny. You can also cook the purée on low heat, stirring only occasionally, but this will take much longer as stirring encourages evaporation. (Note the wider the pan the better, as there is more surface for evaporation.)
    Canning

    5 There are several ways to sterilize your jars for canning. You can run them through a short cycle on your dishwasher. You can place them in a large pot (12 quart) of water on top of a steaming rack (so they don't touch the bottom of the pan), and bring the water to a boil for 10 minutes. Or you can rinse out the jars, dry them, and place them, without lids, in a 200°F oven for 10 minutes.

    6 Pour into hot, sterilized jars and seal. If you plan to store the apple butter un-refrigerated, make sure to follow proper canning procedures. Before applying the lids, sterilize the lids by placing them in a bowl and pouring boiling water over them. Wipe the rims of the jars clean before applying the lids. I use a hot water bath for 10 minutes to ensure a good seal.

    As an alternative to stove cooking the puree you can cook uncovered in a microwave, on medium heat to simmer, for around 30 minutes.

    Yield: Makes a little more than 3 pint jars.
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    I have some stupid cold or something. My face and armpits are hot. Tried to ignore it last night and see Hween festivities and only stayed out an hour. I'm bored and cranky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_H View Post
    That said, apples fried in kerrygold and sprinkled with a little cinnamon are awesome.
    I do that too, and they're great! If you have any pears around, I add some of those as well. Sometimes I pour a little cream on top too.
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    Snow. Especially several centimetres of snow on top of the freezing rain we had this morning.
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    my gripe, 'a woman's place is in the kitchen!'

    shut up, stupid
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    yeah you are

    I mean there's so many ants in my eyes! And there are so many TVs, microwaves, radios... I think, I can't, I'm not 100% sure what we have here in stock.. I don't know because I can't see anything! Our prices, I hope, aren't too low!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodorchid View Post
    my gripe, 'a woman's place is in the kitchen!'

    shut up, stupid
    I think he was just saying it would be nice if we could go back to where one person could provide for the whole family.

    Trust me, it wont be long now before our kids will no longer be able to go to school because they must work in order to prevent their family from starving.

    If you want to go work in the coal mines and provide a home for a loving husband who does your cooking for you, then more power to you!

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    i would totes work in a mine! because i am a tough modern vibrant woman who can do anything! even while pregnant!

    but if the guy is staying home, he can be the pregnant one
    beautiful
    yeah you are

    I mean there's so many ants in my eyes! And there are so many TVs, microwaves, radios... I think, I can't, I'm not 100% sure what we have here in stock.. I don't know because I can't see anything! Our prices, I hope, aren't too low!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodorchid View Post
    i would totes work in a mine! because i am a tough modern vibrant woman who can do anything! even while pregnant!

    but if the guy is staying home, he can be the pregnant one
    But I have to ask, why work in the mine yourself when you can send the kids off to do it?

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    that... idea... is perfect
    beautiful
    yeah you are

    I mean there's so many ants in my eyes! And there are so many TVs, microwaves, radios... I think, I can't, I'm not 100% sure what we have here in stock.. I don't know because I can't see anything! Our prices, I hope, aren't too low!

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