Monday, April 27, 2009

Delicious Apple Sauce


Lots of Jars and lids
A good knife
Peeler (optional)
Large canning pots and,
All the apples you can handle.

Begin by preheating a large canning pot with water. Take all the apples you can find and clean them up. Quarter and core each apple after peeling, (peeling optional). If you have access to a juicer, juice all the cleaned apples. Then recombine the pulp with the juice in a large pot. If you don't have the juicer place the apples in a large pot just covered in water. Boil until cooked, drain and then mash. Bring sauce to a boil over med-high heat. Place sauce into sterile caning jars, cap, and process by submerging capped jars in boiling water for 10-15 minutes. Makes as much as you've made. Enjoy.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

the three cakes of birdie boy


The Man has finally invited me over to blog on his vegan site, which I really appreciate because I've got loads to say.

Thanks, Man!

I'm going to start with a little bit of appreciation for vegan cakes. I know everyone thinks vegans are skinny and eat only brown things with no flavor, but in reality, there is endless amounts of sweet, goopy, not so healthy stuff for vegans to eat. Like cake!

We've had the opportunity to enjoy a lot of cake lately with celebrating Birdie Boy's first birthday no less than 3 times seperate occasions over a week. Once with my family, once on the day with our dayhome kids, and once with The Man's family. And it's a good thing too, because it took Birdie that long to warm up to the concept.

Here is cake numero uno. The cake wreck.

It sorta looks terrible, but it tasted great. Unfortunately, birdie got it some 2 hours past his bedtime and was not. in. the. mood.

So, cake number 2. Which was actually cupcakes. With cookies.

All good, right? Babies like animal crackers, right?

Not so much.

Onwards with the celebrations. Third time is a charm. As usual, The Man went all with the cake.

I don't know how I managed to land such a domestically skilled Man, but I'm glad I did. Because if it was up to just me, Birdie would still be crying (see cake 1 and 2, which were, I'm ashamed to say, mostly my fault).

Alright, let's see how the boy liked it.

Oh, damn, another cake. Okay, let's see how fast this one makes me cry.

Heeeeey, this isn't so bad!

Has anyone else had a go at this?
Here uncle, give it a whirl.

Yummers! Thanks dad! Now let's all agree to not let mama make my cakes anymore and it'll be all good now.