Today feels like…
… New Neil Halstead.
… Texts from good friends about new life. Bless.
… Homemade apple almond butter. 
Apple Nut Butter:
  • 6-8 large apples, cored and sliced into big chunks. Keep the peels!
  • Splash of orange or lemon juice.
  • 1 tbsp vanilla.
  • 1 tsp cinnamon.
  • Nut butter of choice (1/2 cup or so for every 1 1/2 cup of apple butter).
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup.
  • Pinch of salt. 
…first, the apple butter: 
Place the apples in a slow cooker with the splash of OJ. Set to high and let it simmer for 4-6 hours. The longer you cook the apples, the more condensed the butter will be. Stir occasionally. Let it cool, then blend until smooth. It’s super delicious on it’s own.
…then, the nut butter:
Place 1 1/5 cups of apple butter, 1/2 cup of your favourite nut butter (I used almond), and remaining ingredients in a food processor. Blend. That’s it. 
So yum.

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