Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar from Scraps

It’s fall and it’s time for the visit to a local apple orchard, one of my favorite things to do. I eat apples year round, but autumn brings a fresh crop of so many different kinds of juicy apples. Apples to eat and apples to put in baskets on my table.  I don’t know about you, but I try to use all the apples.  I like to eat a crisp fresh apple daily. It has been reported it decreases the frequency and severity of asthma attacks, but the truth is, I don’t really need a reason.  Fall means apple crisps, apple pies, apple sauce, apple yogurt toast…. the list goes on and on.  Today let’s talk about all those apple peels and cores and even the whole apples that have sat in bowls and aren’t quite crisp.

Read More

Apple Cider Vinegar: Health Benefits & Uses

Have you read all the claims about apple cider vinegar? Talk to anyone who is knowledgeable about their heath and you’ll hear about raw organic apple cider vinegar (ACV). Whether you take a tablespoon each morning like some of my friends, or just use it in cooking and cleaning, it’s the gold standard.  Most of my friends swear by Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar which is organic, raw unfiltered vinegar. The healthiest brands like Bragg’s contain “the mother” which is a colony of beneficial bacteria with many health benefits. No matter the brand, let’s look at what raw apple cider vinegar can do for you.
Read More