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December

Biltmore recently sent us this simple and scrumptious soup recipe to use on a new recipe card. It’s just in time for holiday cooking with kids of all ages!

This book takes readers on one family’s journey of collecting fruits and vegetables from the woods, orchards, and garden all year long. Along the way, the family works together to put up applesauce, apple butter, apple cider, and other delicious treats for the winter. You’ll find recipes in the back.

If you don’t have access to a stovetop, this easy popcorn recipe can also be made in the microwave. Simply put the kernels in a brown paper lunch bag, fold over the top, and pop for 2 minutes!

Esta receta combinan las manzanas locales y el repollo local. Es perfecta para la clase y no se necesita una estufa o un horno.

Read this true story about how the golden delicious apple was discovered, and how it became “The New Apple” to eat during the early 1900s.

The “true” story of Johnny Appleseed and how he brought apple trees to all of America.

With both local apples and local potatoes, this recipe is a unique take on traditional mashed potatoes. Recipe by Liz and Katie Button of Cúrate.

It’s hard being the new kid in school, especially when you don’t speak English. On her second day with her new class Farah takes a trip to the apple orchard where she discovers that many things in her new home are just like the things she left behind.

Usando las manzanas, la calabaza de invierno, los arándanos, y el jarabe de arce, esta receta es un sabor delicioso de otoño. Leer el libro no basado en ficción, “Cranberries: Fruit of the Bog” para aprender sobre la cosecha y el crecimiento de los arándanos.