Apron Diaries Blog at Allrecipes.com (11/2009)

Apron Diaries

 
Nov. 24, 2009 12:23 pm 
Updated: Nov. 24, 2009 8:05 pm
This isn't my mother's cranberry sauce. No sir. For that, you'd have to open a can on both ends and push the jellied cylinder onto a plate, slice it into quivering disks, and call it good. Not that there's anything wrong with going for convenience when you're cooking the zillion other things… MORE
Cranberry Apple and Fresh Ginger Chutney
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Nov. 13, 2009 1:04 pm 
Updated: Nov. 16, 2009 4:39 pm
Mark Twain knew what makes us tick. In Twain's novel, Tom Sawyer, young Tom has to whitewash Aunt Polly's fence in full view of his jeering friends. Faced with the double whammy of a dreary task and public humiliation, Tom teeters on the brink of losing his hard-won street cred.Instead, he taps… MORE
Grapes ready for picking.
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The hunt is on.
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Picking grapes and loving it.
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Hiding out under the grapevine.
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Nov. 6, 2009 12:22 pm 
Updated: Nov. 13, 2009 2:00 pm
A couple of weeks ago--before November slammed into Seattle--some dear friends invited us to an apple-pressing party at their home. They asked us to bring apples, so we raided our old tree and brought a basketful to add to the hundreds of apples headed for the press. Some, like ours, were… MORE
Freshly pressed apple juice.
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Even little guys got into it.
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A wild garden in the heart of Seattle.
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Wood-fired pizza oven. Every backyard needs one!
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When I was 13, I made pecan rolls for my family. The recipe called for 8 refrigerator biscuits but the package held 10. My mom asked me what I did with the other 2. Judging from the look on her face, "I threw them away" wasn't the right answer.
 
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