New England Apple Sauce: Pure and simpleNovember 07, 2016
Apple picking is a bit like heading to the beach on a summer day, or going out to cut down your Christmas tree from the farm; it's a seasonal tradition.
Autumn, or Fall, has always been my favourite season. Even with our milder incarnations of the seasons back in the UK; the turning of leaves from green to red, and the golden evening sunlight always won over a spring or summer day in my book.
When we moved to New England my love affair with Autumn took on a whole new level. Apple picking, hayrides, maize mazes, apple cider, cinnamon EVERYWHERE... this is what my heaven looks (and smells) like.
As is also tradition, we ended our trip out to Jaswell's Farm (my favourite of the RI apple picking options) laden with more apples that we knew what to do with.
At only fourth months old, and preemies at that, my boys won't be starting to eat solid food for a little while yet. But when they do, and I know I have to keep my expectations in check, I'd really like for them to have as much home made food as possible.
Apple sauce, as I've learned from my few years here, is one of the staples in the baby weaning arsenal. So when my boys are ready to move on from just milk, there will be some pure and simple New England apple sauce waiting for them in my freezer.