By the way, nothing went to waste in this latest apple canning enterprise.
We use a lot of vinegar around here, in homemade cleaning products and the like. I had just read about making apple scrap vinegar on a beloved blog I read, and a little Googling provided more (and widely varied) information. I figured it wouldn’t hurt to try it.
Sofía helped… pretty well, actually. She took all the peelings and cores from the apple prepping and packed them into the giant jar that used to hold olives. She nibbled a lot, but hey, I’m not about to stop her from eating apples!
After packing, we used a ratio of 1/8 to 1/4 cup honey per quart filtered and boiled water to fill the jar. After hooding it like a Sunday-school Nativity actor, we crossed our fingers and stowed it in a dark cupboard to bubble away the coming weeks.
We put in about 2 gallons of water. It’ll be interesting to see how much vinegar we get back, if it works. (If it doesn’t, well, nothing lost but chicken treats!)
At this point Sofía lost interest and went to watch Dora while I put together the rest of the goodies. Ah, well. Maybe she’ll remember some of this in a month when we take it back out.