This week’s At Home with Martin and Sylvia tale about making applesauce is a favorite in our house. The story is called "A Kitchen of Canning."
Here on the East Coast, apple season is like an extended holiday, and by the time that it actually arrives each fall, apple orchards are teeming with enthusiastic families and their overflowing bushel bags. It is this enthusiasm that always gets the best of us, and not an orchard trip goes by without thirty or so pounds of apples finding its way to my kitchen counter.
The solution to this delightful problem? A handful of apple crisps in my oven and a few giant batches of applesauce. Some of that sauce we eat right away, some we freeze, and some we gift to friends and neighbors.
Sparkle Kitchen featured a great applesauce recipe last autumn, and in the spirit of reminding you all to get on over there to use it again this year, I whipped up a batch of printable labels to adorn your applesauce jars.
Printable Applesauce Labels
Simply download the PDF file and print the labels onto plain paper. Then cut them out and use a bit of clear tape to affix them to your jars after they are full up with applesauce and properly cooled down.
Each label has a bit of space for the small folks in your family to draw a picture, and some lines for labeling the jar with important information like the date, and what’s inside.
It’s not just for applesauce! Use it on any goodie that you’d like to share!
Time to get picking!
Download the applesauce labels HERE.
About the Author
Annie Riechmann is an educator and unabashed nature lover. Her many years of experience in education have taken her from coast to coast, where she has taught in both rural and urban settings. These experiences have given her a unique perspective on ways that families can connect to nature, no matter where they live. Annie is the creator of Alphabet Glue, a literacy based e-magazine for families, and is an advocate for outdoor education in the public schools. Along with Dawn Smith, she is also the author of the upcoming Whatever the Weather: Science Experiments and Art Activities That Explore the Wonders of Weather (Roost, 2016). You can find her work at Mud Puddles to Meteors , a blog dedicated to finding nature in the well traveled corners of everyday life, and a landing place for nature loving families raising kids to explore the world around them with a spirit of discovery and a love of science. Annie lives in Massachusetts with her family.