Painter, Textile Artist, and maker of all sorts of things... Sharing my creative life!
Welcome! ....As a Painter and Textile Artist....... I also make "stuff". I love the creative process... My design style spans from the charm and unpretentions of the Rustic, Folkart Primitives, the comfortable and pleasant Cottage/Traditionals, to the surprises in Found Object and the mystery of Improvisational Abstract. I am inspired by God and His creation... I design and paint, and sew and knit and carve wood, and enjoy needle handwork... My creative curiosity leads me from one to the next... I enjoy my garden, have a dog and a cat, love the outdoors, and I enjoy my family and friends! I currently live in the beautiful state of Idaho...
Sunday, October 23, 2011
A friend had 10 pounds of apples that she didn't know what to do with and offered them to me, and I thought, "I know what to do with them,...apple butter!" My mother used to make it for our family when I was a child and when I had a family of my own she gave me the recipe. It is easy to make although there are some steps involved. I washed and halved the apples and put them in a roaster with just enough water to cover the bottom layer and covered it and put it on a medium low setting and just let them cook. Along the way, I mashed and stirred them. The result is what you see above. I then put them through a food mill, added sugar and spices and put them in my slow cooker on low for about 12 hours. The house smelled heavenly! And the result was....
I took the pint to work and got rave reviews,...I had to concur I love it too!