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    Gravenstein Apple Pie

    4 August 2020

    Our second summer in our house and the Golden Delicious apple tree in the backyard is drooping and dropping with fruit; last night one of the branches cracked off, depositing a heavy load of apples onto the dry grass — they’re not quite ripe so I’ll turn them into applesauce. On the other tree the Gravensteins are just about perfect and there are a lot less of them so we’re being judicious about how we consume them (best: eating straight from the tree. Even better: put into a pie). Gravensteins are an early apple and their season is short. They are perfect for pie because they are tart and firm and if you’re like me and don’t like an overly sweet pie they make for an ideal filling.

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    A Hug in Cake Form

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    18 May 2020
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    Our Favorite Waffle Recipe

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    6 May 2020
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    Spring Sugar Cookies

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    10 April 2020
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    Soda Biscuits

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    22 March 2020