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02 October 2015 @ 03:50 pm
I got words this week.  

I got quite a few words this week, actually. Twelve or so thousand, which is a whole lot more than I’ve done in a long time. I even had a 5K day yesterday, which lent some faint hope that I’m actually getting back into the habit, swing of things, and stride. I reached 30K on REDEEMER, which is probably the 25% mark (it could be the 1/3rd mark, but probably not).

It feels like that’s about all I’ve been doing, though. I’m trying to figure out how to store more frozen apples, because I have really stupendous numbers of them to freeze, and although I have at least twice as much freezer space as Irish houses usually have, it’s not…nearly…enough. I’ve got more jam jars incoming and plan to make at least two more batches of apple jelly, although I probably won’t follow it up with apple jam because I’m still healing from the napalmjam burns from the last batch. And also it’s not worth straining without a food mill.

OMG, Rescue Bots is so awesome. They keep having pop culture references. 2001 (“I’m afraid I can’t do that, Cody,” spoken by a virtual reality video game; Skyrim (“…until I took an arrow to the knee…”), and just now, best of all, Back to the Future, spoken by Optimus Prime himself: “Where we’re going, we don’t need boats.” <3 <3 <3 <3 bahahahaha <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 :) Ahem. Where was I. Talking about apples. So many apples. I’m going to go figure out what to do with some apples…

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on October 2nd, 2015 06:43 pm (UTC)
Make apple butter. You cook it a lot longer so you use up way more apples :-)
kitmizkit on October 2nd, 2015 07:05 pm (UTC)
tragically i don't like it at all! :)
Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on October 2nd, 2015 09:35 pm (UTC)
Make apple pies and freeze them? Or can apple pie filling?
kitmizkit on October 3rd, 2015 05:55 am (UTC)
I'm currently out of jars, which is part of the problem here. And as for freezing apple pies, I'm afraid you're grossly overestimating the amount of freezer space available in most Irish houses. :)
Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on October 3rd, 2015 11:06 am (UTC)
Then I guess you'll just have to send them to me :-)
martianmooncrab: pic#59898509martianmooncrab on October 2nd, 2015 07:59 pm (UTC)
I’m trying to figure out how to store more frozen apples,

do you have a food dryter? you can make those apples into tasty chips.
cgbookcat1: giraffecgbookcat1 on October 2nd, 2015 08:17 pm (UTC)
Yes! I have been making dried apples the last few weekends. They are delicious and last for a very long time.

By the way, the Redeemer kickstarter updates are hilarious. I look forward to them.
martianmooncrabmartianmooncrab on October 2nd, 2015 08:52 pm (UTC)
its when you start dusting the apples with cinnamon and other stuff as you dry them... yummmmmm

I am looking forwards to Redeemer too... wackiness ensues.
cgbookcat1: giraffecgbookcat1 on October 2nd, 2015 08:59 pm (UTC)
Yes, I dip them in lemon water and dust with cinnamon, and my apartment smells delicious for the next 18 hours.
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cgbookcat1: giraffecgbookcat1 on October 6th, 2015 04:57 pm (UTC)
I have a food dehydrator. I think mine is Nesco brand, but they are all alike. You select the temp you want (135 F for fruits and veggies), fill the trays with slices, turn it on, and let it be for hours, until things are as squishy or brittle as you like. It's possible to do it with ovens as well, but the dehydrators give you consistent results.

If you happen to be in the US in southern NJ, you are welcome to borrow mine to try it out.