Fruit Share on Breakfast Television

We made it to the big leagues!  Fruit Share made it’s debut on television this week on the Manitoba Association of Home Economists’ Family and Home segment.

Melanie and Aidan, two of Fruit Share’s biggest fans and helpers, (also my 6 and 9 year olds) joined me to share the story of Fruit Share with City TV’s early morning viewers.

Check out the videos.

Aidan has an apple peeling contest with host Jon.

Melanie makes apple oat muffins.

Apple Curry Soup

You know you have too many apples when you start making apple soup!


I was a little skeptical about this simple apple soup recipe.  Apples and onions – really?

Really, it’s great!  Simple and elegant, this soup makes an impressive first course to any special dinner.

Apple Curry Soup
Apple Curry Soup

1 Tbsp. butter
1 large onion, sliced thinly
4 cups vegetable stock
3 Manitoba Goodland apples, cored, peeled, & chopped
1 tsp. curry powder (or to taste)

3 sprigs of curry plant leaves (optional)
2 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp. butter
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup light cream
salt and pepper to taste


Sauté onion in 1tbsp of butter until soft.

Dried Apple Rings

We finally made those oven dried apple rings that we mentioned several weeks ago. They’re fabulous!  The adults love them as much as the kids do.  They make a perfect snack for back to school.

These apple rings still have a little moisture to them.  If you are going to store them for a long time, you might want to dry them out even more by keeping them in the oven a little longer.  Storing them has not been an issue in our house since they’re all gone within a couple of days.

In an effort to be somewhat energy efficient, I throw in a fresh batch whenever the oven is already on after baking something else.

More Apples for Agape Table

Last night, we beat the rain and cleared three more apple trees.  In the end, we added about another 450 lbs of apples to our tally.  
This morning, Agape Table got another two boxes of apples to share with their guests.
Thanks to our amazing volunteers and homeowners for making Fruit Share possible.