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Autumn Apple Recipes

Autumn Apple Recipes

Seasonal apples are colorful, crisp and delicious. Apples are a good multiuse item to keep in the pantry. They can be used in a range of foods from soups, salads, main courses, desserts and even cocktails. Many chefs and cooks take advantage of this and use them to make versatile and flavorful dishes. Here are a few apple recipe compilations that are a step beyond basic apple pie. Plus, they are nutritious and have the perfect notes of fall to kick off the season. Butternut squash and apple soup from the Barefoot Contessa is a perfect fall soup recipe. It can… read more

Tips For Perfect Caramel Apples

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Apple season is a good time to stock up on the natural snack with benefits, which includes being vitamin rich and containing natural sources of dietary fiber. Apples keep well, can be used in endless recipes and having an abundance of them on hand is a good excuse to indulge in a fall tradition – making caramel apples. While recipes differ, some simple tips will make all the difference in producing delicious, gourmet candy and caramel apples at home. Use fresh, crisp apples that are pre-washed and thoroughly dried. They should also be well chilled before dipping so ingredients will adhere… read more

Making Alcohol Organically with Apples

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The resources required to produce and transport liquor results in an extensive 6.30 pounds of carbon dioxide per 750-milliliter bottle. This isn’t to say you shouldn’t enjoy a warm spirit in the drinking vessel of your choosing on occasion. But there are ways in which you can make your own, organic brew instead. And, with the passing of the autumn equinox, what better choice than hard apple cider? Beyond cutting the carbon footprint of your liquor consumption, you’ll be informed of your drink’s origins and find the cost of concocting your cider-y brew to be favorably scant by measure of… read more

An Apple a Day

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Apples are a member of the rose plant family, a diverse group that also includes almonds, apricots, cherries, peaches, pears, and raspberries. Throughout the world, there are 75,000 varieties of apples grown. The results of numerous studies suggest that the old adage – “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” – has merit. According to the George Mateljan Foundation, apples provide a number of health benefits. As a good source of fiber and antioxidants, they reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and certain cancers. They also contain phytonutrients that assist in the regulation of blood sugar. In addition, studies… read more