More About Acorns!


Acorns by jacqueline-w, on Flickr

Our lovely friend Adrienne Percy sent me the following message:

I see you just posted something about acorns. If you would like, you can add that I (Adrienne Percy/TraditionWisdomModernKitchen) and local wildcrafter Laura Reeves (Prairie Shore Botanicals) put together this handout on how to harvest acorns, make acorn flour and how to use the flour for pancakes. There’s a bonus section on nettle too!

Domesticating Wild Edibles | Nourished Roots Family Farms

Keep the conversation going, friends! It’s going to be a long winter. Time to chat by the fireside and enjoy the fruit of our labours!

Sugar-Free Apple Pie

Finally, here’s the recipe for the scrumptious sugar-free apple pie! You can find the recipe for the pie dough here.


Sugar-Free Apple Pie

Sugar-Free Apple Pie


  • 1 lbs pie dough (top and bottom)
  • 1 lbs apples
  • 8 oz unsweetened apple juice concentrate
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon


  1. Peel apples, optional.
  2. Slice and core the apples. Remove any brown/damaged bits.
  3. Toss apples with juice.
  4. Add cornstarch and cinnamon to apples. Mix well.
  5. Pour filling into pie shell.
  6. Place dough top on top. Crimp edges.
  7. Cut vent holes.
  8. Bake in preheated oven, at 350F for 45-60 minutes. Pie is baked when centre is bubbling and crust is golden brown.

Dayna’s Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Dayna's pumpkin pie

Dayna’s Pumpkin Pie

Sorry folks, we could share Dayna’s recipe with you …

… but then we’d have to kill you. It’s a deep dark family secret.

Afraid you’ll have to find your own recipe! Here are a few links to help you on your way.

Here is an old fashioned pie.

This “perfect” one calls itself “the one and only”. Probably not as good as Dayna’s, but it will have to do!

Finally, a classic from Canadian Living.

If none of these hits the spot, make sure to order one of Dayna’s pumpkin pies next year at our annual wind-up fall fundraiser!!

American Apple Pie Recipe

Here is another of Katie Anderson’s great recipes. You can find the dough recipe here.

Katie's Apple Pie

Katie's Apple Pie


  • 1 lbs Pie Dough (top and bottom)
  • 1 lbs Apples
  • 3 oz Sugar
  • 0.7 oz Cornstarch
  • 0.25 tsp Salt
  • 0.5 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 0.5 oz Butter, melted


  1. Peel apples, optional.
  2. Slice and core the apples. Remove any brown/damaged bits.
  3. Melt butter in a saucepan.
  4. Toss apples with lemon juice.
  5. Add butter to apples. Mix.
  6. Mix dry ingredients together.
  7. Toss dry ingredients in with apples. Mix well.
  8. Pour filling into frozen pie shell.