A diary of the projects, hurdles, rewards and family life at we recorded at Wise Acres, our former homestead in Horsefly, BC. (Careers and teenagers have forced us back into the city, at least for a little while.)

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Sugar and Spice

I took today off so Joanne could join the older girls on a skiing trip to Mt. Timothy.

It was a daycare day, a day of laundry and baking spiced with Brady Bunch episodes and Green Mist radio.

A few days ago Joanne, after unloading most of the groceries, asked me to feed the sheep and get the apples and vinegar from the truck. I fed the sheep.

Yesterday we had a bag full of frozen apples.

I wasn't about to waste those beautiful BC Royal Galas, but they were not very palatable in their post-glacial form. I figured (and confirmed on the 'net) that they could be baked.

I found this recipe. I cored the apples.
M helped stuff them with the raisins.
After over an hour in the oven (I thought they'd be quicker due to the freeze, but my tests indicated they needed as much as a fresh apple) we had a nice bunch of yummy, caramelly apples we can reheat through the rest of the week.


  1. Oh wow, those look good!! Seems like the accident made for a happy discovery of a new recipe :-)

  2. Nice to be able to turn a, errr, slip up into something so delectable!

  3. I was fascinated with your picture of those delicious baked apples. When we first moved to Vernon a neighbour brought us a box of apples. We carelessly left them outside and later in the day found them swimming in shallow watery ice. I took a chance like you wisely did and turned them into applesauce and froze some for later. You did one better and now have the picture to prove it.