Apples to Applesauce
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Apples to Applesauce

These days my applesauce is better than ever. I’ve not added any kind of sugar or syrup to my applesauce (other than the red-hots) since I first started making my own in college, because the apples I use are plenty sweet enough. The simplest applesauce is merely a combination of apples and water – – what kind of apples depends on what’s available and personal tastes. My own favorite varieties are Fuji, Jonathan and Honeycrisp, but Gala and Red Delicious make perfectly good applesauce or you can add some green apples for a finish that’s more tart.

May Musings
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May Musings

The birth of my daughter meant that I got to celebrate Mother’s Day, also in May, but then May got really and truly crowded when my son was born on May 10th. So now we had mom and dad’s anniversary on May 8th, Robbie’s birthday on May 10th, my and my ex’s anniversary on May 12, and Mother’s Day tended to get lost in the shuffle, even falling some years on the same day as Robbie’s birthday and so I often had to swallow my chops and take a back seat while my ex would smile and say, “Every day is Mother’s Day!” and I didn’t slap him.