This is a journal of my small organic urban kitchen garden & large community garden plots. This blog includes home preserving, recipes & a little bit of our life. My husband calls the gardens Eden. He should know he is the cook here! We are located in eastern Pennsylvania in zone 6B.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Thursday's Kitchen Cupboard............11/03/2011
After returning from our vacation and catching up after the storm. I finally got to the orchard and purchased some apples to make some applesauce. I only purchased about 12 lbs. I used most of them for making some applesauce and left a few for eating.
I made my applesauce according to the Ball Blue Book of Preserving. I just cut, cored, peeled, chopped and cooked the apples in a large pot with a little water. Instead of putting the cooked apples in the blender or mashing by hand, I used my immersion blender. It came out a little thinner then normal. I think that next time I will mash it by hand.
I made 7 pints of applesauce. We really don't eat a lot of it...so, it should be enough for the two of us.
Tuesday evening I made one of our favorite soups, WinterTarragon Tomato Soup. It's a great and easy recipe! I have posted this recipe before...but, here it is again.
Winter Tarragon Tomato Soup
1 1/2 Cups Chopped Onion
1/2 Cup Butter
Quart Canned Tomatoes
1/2 Cup Dry White Wine or Vermouth
1 Tbsp Sugar (I use less)
1 tsp. Dried Tarragon
Salt if desired
Sour Cream to top
In large saucepan melt butter and saute onions for about 15 minutes
2. Add Tomatoes juice and all, then mash with potato masher
3. Add Wine, Sugar and Tarragon, turn heat down and simmer for 45 minutes
4. Puree with immersion blender and add salt if desired
Serve with a little sour cream and.....
Some Fresh Baked Bread!!
So, what's been going in or out of your cupboard lately??