Right now nature bares such an abundance of fruit: apples, pears, plums while some of my beloved summer berries are still to be had.
They had some organic ones on sale and since you can keep 'em a while I thought I might as well stock up a little now.
For a month I also have been working on my parents apple trees apples. In august I first made a batch of applesauce. Four small glasses out of a whole kitchen sink full of apples. It's always a lot of work, partly because there's so many worms inside. But it pays off because those apples are just so delicious and nothing to compare with supermarket fruit or Florida apples...
Two days ago Sisto and me also collected some pears at a tree I still knew of from three years ago. It was full of fruit but unfortunately they all hang up very high, so we could just collect what was lying on the ground. And those were mostly either broken or half eaten.
The solution to using up a huge amount of not so perfect pears:
Now you know what I've been doing lately. Except for moving, catching mice, dealing with the social welfare system and starting a vegan job. ...but that's another story.
More 'other stories' to be told this month over at vegan mofo 2014. My favorites: