American As Apple Pie

The winesaps still hanging are not quite ripe, but I’m gleaning riper fallen fruit from our trees for pie and sauce.  I’ve pared and cored so many apples, my hand has developed a permanent claw–but fresh apple anything from our own garden is worth it.  When I tote yet another pail of fruit inside, my husband questions my sanity.  “It’s like a sin to waste them,” I reason.  That’s the way I was raised.  Besides, I’m ridiculously proud of the results of my efforts. 

Apple pies cooling in the kitchen and fresh apple butter on my sprouted grain toast makes me feel all cozy–and well-fed.


About Sharon L. Clemens

Sharon and husband Merle and their children owned and operated a specialty shop and restaurant in a restored dairy barn for thirteen years in a village in Illinois. After closing their restaurant, they converted the barn into the family home and moved their shop to the garden level. They operated a collectable shop as a home-based business for another thirteen years before retiring to the country life. Sharon has been a special feature guest on the local NBC telelvision affiliate and has spoken professionally on topics relating to herb gardening and cottage lifestyle. In addition to conducting workshops and programs, Sharon writes a weekly cottage lifestyle e-newsletter called “Cottage Chat” and a Word Press blog: Seasons of Farm Grove. She has written five novels, The Younger Girl, Door County Cottage, Timeless-A Door County Love Story, Door County Cabin and Door County Escape, love stories with traditional values set in Door County, Wisconsin.
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