iKill – Infographic on Apple

Apple has a pretty bad track record when it comes to taking care of their workers. It turns out they not only employ children at very low rates, but 18 of their workers committed suicide and a couple of their plants have blown up.


Local Apple Relish

This year, while searching through various old cookbooks for pecan pie recipes I came across a lovely fresh apple relish (Apple Kitchen Cook Book by Demetria Taylor), which I just had to try. It was fantastic! Especially tasty with fresh, local apples, it works particularly well as a relish with turkey, and really helps to digest a big meal as it has homemade dill pickles as well as probiotic mustard and a touch of homemade mayonnaise. This is my version…I should have posted it before Thanksgiving! Keep it in mind for your Christmas dinner.



Apple and Rose Hip Jam

Rose hips can easily be made into a vitamin C rich tasty spread. I make this recipe with dates and apples to sweeten the rose hips. It is best to cook rose hips even though heat breaks down vitamin C. There is also an enzyme in rose hips that also breaks down vitamin C very quickly which is neutralized by heat. Therefore it is important to cook the rosehips long enough but not too long!

I like this method because it can take a really long time to clean rose hips individually and remove the hairs and seeds from them. Simmering them and then straining them through a moulie or sieve helps this process to go faster.



Fresh Apple Relish

Charoset A traditional Passover relish.

Makes about 4-5 cups

This is an ancient, wise and delicious food that every age group loves:

  • ½ c dried cranberries or cherries, chopped
  • ½ c dried apricots, chopped
  • ½ c raisins
  • ½ c dates, chopped
  • 2/3 c mixed nuts, chopped
  • 2 large red apples unpeeled, cored, and grated
  • 1 large green apple, unpeeled, cored, and grated
  • 1c organic grape juice
  • ½ t almond extract
  • 1 ½ t. ground cinnamon
  • 1 pod vanilla bean, scraped (optional)


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