Fall Applesauce

18 10 2010

The farmer’s markets and local farm stands in New England are overflowing with apples right now, so what better way to eat them, then applesauce?  This is a very easy, very basic recipe that is good hot or cold.

4 medium apples (whatever variety you love)
1 cup of water
1/3 c. brown sugar
1 tbsp. cinnamon
1 tbsp. ginger

Core and slice apples and combine in a dutch oven with the water, cinnamon, ginger, and brown sugar.  Cover and cook for around 15 min, careful not to burn.  Let the sauce cool, and then mash to your desired consistency.

Farmer’s Market Fall Salsa

22 09 2010

This recipe was inspired by my local farmer’s market and the mini-cousinart that I got as a wedding gift.

4 cloves of garlic
3 heirloom tomatoes
Fistful of cilantro
1 sweet onion
1 ear of corn, cooked and cut off the cob
1 jalapeño

Add to a big mixing bowl. Throw cilantro into the food processor and pulse till fine. Add to corn in mixing bowl. Repeat with all ingredients. Let mixture chill in the fridge. The flavors are best when left sitting overnight.

We have eaten this practically by the spoonful, and if you were to pulse a little more, you could serve this as gaspatcho.

So enjoy!!