We are country people and are fortunate to grow some of our fruit. But anyone can buy frozen, canned or dried fruit (be careful, esp. with the dried fruit--many have added sugar). We have our own apples, blackberries, persimmons, grapes, and summer annuals such as melons. We buy or trade for our strawberries, peaches, and pears from local growers. When they are in season we prepare and freeze, can or dry what we think we will use. I am fairly new to drying (i.e. dehydration), I tried it years ago, but it just didn't click for me back then so revisiting the method.
This time of year is a great time (in southern Indiana) to enjoy persimmons, pumpkin, apples, and pears. I don't have a lot of recipes to suggest, I just create my own loosely fashioned (remade to reduce fat and sugar, and calorie content) after an online or cookbook version of something I've seen, tried or made before.
My recent fruit 'staple' is apple's: (we have canned, frozen, dried, and I still have buckets for wintering in the basement) I use them in every imaginable way----chopped into salads, added to my cabbage dishes or added to pancake batter, cooked with roasts along with the carrots and potatoes, made into apple cake, apple crisp, apple sauce (add some to your smoothies), apples and oatmeal, simple baked apples or just eat them fresh or with some nut butter or yogurt/honey dip and don't forget the cider . . .
Edited by: PAM_COOPER at: 11/5/2013 (10:28)
Wiggle room on my weight! Getting consistent with exercise tipped the scales . . . in a good way~just don't think I need to lose any more--just get firm and fit!
SW: 275-276 Ht. 5'6"
GW: 135 (goal range: 130-140)
My focus is fitness!
(I'm getting there . . . )
| current weight: -9.9 under