Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Late Night Canning

It's almost 11 pm and I'm processing applesauce.  I wanted to finish up the last of the apples we picked, and I don't have a whole lot of blocks of time to do that in, so I decided to stay up late and make a batch.  This one is chunky with a little cinnamon.  12 or so apples, 2 cups of sugar, a cup of water and a heavy-handed sprinkle of cinnamon simmered for about 20 minutes and then went into 2 quart jars.

The other thing I wanted to mention is that I was up in Maine yesterday and, while we were hiking around, I found tiny little cranberry plants.  At least, I am pretty sure they are cranberries.  I ate one, it looked like a cranberry on the inside, tasted like a cranberry, and I'm not sick or anything, so I'm assuming they are edible.  I picked a couple dozen and will likely make a little sauce to go over some chicken soon.  Currently they are safely tucked in the freezer.  I also found a handful of very-late-in-the-season blueberries, which proved the tiniest of treats!


  1. highbush cranberry? little berries on a bush? just not in the water? That's my guess. I planted one a couple of years ago and it's finally producing.

    Hope you don't die. ;)

  2. Maybe. I wondered. But they were awfully low to the ground. Alpine cranberries? Is there such a thing?

  3. I've been known to indulge in late night canning, especially during peach season when it's so hot. Some of my best stuff has come from those mad scientist experiments late at night.

    -the redhead-

  4. I've spent plenty of late nights canning applesauce this year too. Sigh.


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