By now you think I am some sort of freegan - which I guess I am to a certain degree as I REALLY hate seeing food going to waste. We regularly go to our local club where Himself is a volunteer and cooks the Friday night BBQ (he laughs and teases me about my "need to feed" but I think that he has caught it from me). Across the road from the club was a house (that has since been demolished) with a green apple tree and a peach tree growing on the edge of the property. I decided that I would go and pick the apples and peaches when they were ready.
Unfortunately I completely forgot to go back until I got a phone call from Himself saying I had better get up there NOW - the demolition crew had commenced work and the apple tree had been knocked over and there were apples everywhere. I couldn't get there before it got dark, so I very politely requested that he get a cardboard box and put as many apples in there as he could. Which he did. I asked about the peach tree but it too had been destroyed and the peaches weren't able to be recovered.
Anyway I had to do something with all of those green apples. I think that most people know how to make Apple Crumble, Apple Pie, Tarte Tatin and Apple Strudel so I won't bother about those (but let me know via the comments if you would like me to include these recipes) . I thinly sliced some of the apples and dehydrated them for the kids (and my extra large and hungry third child) to snack on. I also poached and froze quite a lot in individual portions for school lunch boxes. I have some apple recipes that I regularly use so I thought I would share some of those with you. These are listed separately to this posting - a beautiful moist Apple and Nut Cake (which we had last weekend for my daughters birthday), delicious Apple cake with Maple syrup and a twist on Apple Sauce (to go with roast pork which we are having for Mothers Day lunch).
Enjoy and Happy Mothers Day!