One of the best times of the year, when apples are truly juicy and delicious. Did you know that by June you could be eating apples that are a year or more old? Sad, but true, they are kept in cold-storage for months and months so they can be sold all year.
In New England it is apple-cider time. Hopefully there are still
some apple orchards left that fresh- press the apple, peel and all
for some wonderful home made apple cider. In recent time past,
there has been a problem with fresh-pressed cider. A young child
became ill from e-coli from the cider. Since then just about everything
in the stores has been pasteurized, it is nearly impossible to find
unpasteurized juice products. So the caveat here is: Perhaps it would
be best to avoid feeding field- made fresh pressed apple cider for
the very young and the very old or the very ill.
If you make it at home you can avoid problems by doing the
Very throughly wash the apples, using a safe food wash
(I have a wonderful one that I will tell you about in a future
newsletter), then process through your Green Star or other type
juicer with the skins on. (You may want to remove stems and seeds
Another really tasty drink is to add a bit of lemon with the peel
still on it to the juicer (about 1/8 lemon for 2 quarts juice)
along with a handful or two of fresh cranberries.
And then there is the applesauce. How wonderful it is when made
with fresh juicy apples. Just cut up 2 or 3 apples (3 works best
in the heavy duty blenders), add some cinnamon and blend until
smooth (or chunky if that is how you like it).
With a pokey ol’ blender (anything that is not a K-tec HP3 or a
Vita Mix in my opinion) cut up 1/2 an apple into bits, turn the
blender on until the bits are sauce, then add the rest a little
at a time.
I have had apple sauce three times in the past week. If you want
to add a little more “staying-power” (ie you won’t be hungry again
so soon) then add in a few walnuts or pecans to be blended in with
the apple sauce.
Nomi Shannon, The Raw Gourmet
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