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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Apple ring season

Apples are harder to come by this year than last, though not as badly as we had thought. Even though they could stand to stay on the tree longer, flavor-wise, worms are taking interest early (what's their hurry?) and so we have begun making apple rings. It's nice that we're still having hot days to run the solar dryers, too.


The peeler-corer slicer makes quick compost (or vinegar if you prefer) of the peelings and cores.


A single slice through half the spiral separates all the rings.


Three days in the sun will suffice to dry the rings enough to put away in storage jars or buckets. They are tougher to chew on than the store-bought variety, but healthier, and reconstitute nicely when used in pies and such.



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