My parents have the most gorgeous Wisteria growing in their backyard.
Years ago, a family of little doves lived in this pretty vine. My mom loved going outside everyday to check on their nest and see how they were doing. She was so sweet and nurturing, just like the mama bird.
In addition to baby birdwatching, my mom makes the best applesauce around. There’s no question! My six-year-old won’t eat any other kind of applesauce, and my cousin gets upset if my mom visits without bringing a few jars. It’s absolutely divine!
My mom also has the most beautiful kitchen around. It’s full of gorgeous antiques, lots of love — and delicious food, of course!
This was my grandmother’s stove — isn’t it fantastic? It too, is full of love. And do you see all of the beautiful tiles on the walls? Some have sunflower reliefs on them, which my mom designed specifically for each spot where they were placed. Who wouldn’t be inspired to cook here?!
And have you ever seen such a cool sink? My dad even designed a foot petal to turn the water on and off. (So convenient!) And the windows: my Mom has been collecting antiques for most of her life, and she picked these up at a house that was being demolished at least twenty years before she designed the kitchen.
Making my Mom’s Ginger Applesauce is a delightful weekend cooking project. And in a couple of days I’m sharing my recipe for Rosemary Garlic Crusted Pork Chops, which would be a perfect main course to serve with this applesauce!
My sweet Mom and my applesauce-loving son when he was a baby.
1 hour ahead: Peel, core, and cut the apples, and begin to cook.
This applesauce stores very well for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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