[Homestead] and now for something completely different:CRABAPPLES!!!
lynnw1366 at hotmail.com
Thu Nov 6 14:53:06 EST 2008
I made apple butter with my crabapples. I steamed them whole until they were
soft, then put them through a food mill to remove the seeds and skin. Then I
cooked them down, adjusting the sugar and seasoning (cinnomon and clove) as
it cooked down. It's really 'zingy' and good.
Tioga Co, PA
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rebecca Lewinski" <rebas_own at hotmail.com>
To: <homestead at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2008 1:09 PM
Subject: [Homestead] and now for something completely
> hi all,
> haven't posted anything here since last spring when I was trying to put in
> a raised garden bed using strawbales. Spouse was being excessively
> obstructive so I gave up for this year. I'm still plotting on getting
> that raised bed in before next spring though, and I'm subversively getting
> my neighbors on board for getting their own gardens in for next year (I do
> believe we will all be needing them, as the current economic crisis
> steamrolls along**).
> Thought I'd introduce something other than politics, so here goes.
> I made like a bee last spring and handpollinated a lot of our fruit trees,
> since our local bees were few in number and pretty sluggish (I'm hoping my
> newly-installed mason bees will take over next year). Since no good deed
> goes unpunished, I was rewarded with a bumper crop of all sorts of fruit,
> which I either canned or took to the local food bank. One of the trees
> turned out to be a crabapple which is now rewarding me with a few boxes of
> fruit. I'm trying out making crabapple liquer with some of them and I
> pickled a bunch, but I still have dozens of pounds of fruit left.
> WHAT DO YOU DO WITH CRABAPPLES???
> I need ideas! Points for silliness, in addition to usefulness.
> off to start another batch of crabapple likker...
> -Rebecca in the great NorthWet (we're expecting a deluge tonight on top of
> all the rain we've had this week)
> **speaking of the economic crisis, I highly recommend a daily visit to
> George Ure's website, UrbanSurvival. I've been following him for two
> years now and his advice is spot-on. He's in cahoots with some guys in
> Olympia, WA, who devised a "predictive linguistics" software program. It
> sounds like voodoo, but they get pretty good information out of it, and it
> helps to have a headsup. It saved our 401K...
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