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Preserved Home: Julian memories cook up apple inspirations

Dehydrate your own apples in dices, slices and rings. (Photo by Laura Woolfrey Macklem)

Laura Woolfrey Macklem

October 7, 2020

One of my favorite childhood memories is traveling up the mountain to Julian, and eating pie at the Julian Pie Company. When I smell apple pie, it always takes me back to that cozy pie shop. Now, I also make my house cozy as I put up apples in all forms, not just pie. And my house, well when September hits and I’m preserving an apple bounty, it smells like Julian to me.

Preserved Home: Got fruit? Cobble together a treat

One way to use frozen fruit is cobbler. (Photo by Laura Woolfrey-Macklem)

Laura Woolfrey-Macklem

April 29, 2014

The two areas I struggle with domestically are laundry and pie crust. While I make my own laundry soap, I don’t bother to sort by color, and I haven’t tried to figure out what gets washed in cold or warm water. I guess I simply don’t care, just as long as the laundry gets clean. But pie crust, that I care...

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