It is apple season here in Tasmania and I have just been given a 10kg bag of Granny Smith Apples. I use apples a lot in cooking and am not one for waste so this morning we all pitched in and used my apple machine to peel and core them and then they were stewed and frozen.
We picked up young Thomas early this morning so he of course helped the 2 girls and Pa with Grandma's fancy machine.
My little machine peels and cores the apple just by the turn of the handle. I have to say that I just love it. Our hens, pet rabbit and worm farm all get the skins and cores.
The house smelt divine with all of the cooking.
I have kept out some apples to do a little cooking with this afternoon. I think that Little Apple Cakes will definetely be on the list of "to do's".
Whilst Thomas had his afternoon nap today I seperated out our carrot seedlings. It is the first time that I have grown carrots from seed and realise now that I should have mixed the seed with sand and sewn directly in rows into the garden instead of raising the seeds in pots and transplanting. They were just way too hard to seperate and I have so many of them !! I think I am going to need to buy another freezer if our vegetable and fruit continues to be so productive. Tonight I am going to continue some handstitching on my "Spring Swap" gift ready to be posted to it's new home next week.
I hope that you have all had a fantastic Saturday - The sun here is glorious and quite warm for an autumn day.