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Unless otherwise noted, all recipes on this blog are free of gluten, peanuts, soy, corn, tomatoes, potatoes, shellfish, cane sugar, oranges, and yeast. Most recipes are also free of egg, dairy, and tree nuts (if used, reliable substitutions will be provided for these when possible). Check out my recipe index for a full list of recipes by category. 

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Happy September! This month brings a hint of autumn in the air, as well as another SOS Kitchen Challenge, the monthly recipe event hosted by Ricki of Diet, Dessert, and Dogs and me. Up here in the north, mornings are getting cooler, the leaves are starting to look slightly more golden, and the gardens are delivering all their bounty, urging us to preserve food for winter.  Soon it will be time for warm stews and soups.  But before we pull out our winter gear, we have the golden days of autumn ahead of us.

This month's SOS Kitchen Challenge is featuring one of the tastiest foods of early autumn, a fruit that is delicious, nutritious, and has appeared prominently throughout history. According to the Bible, Adam and Eve ate from the forbidden tree that bore these fruits, resulting in God banishing them from the garden and punishing all of mankind by cursing women with painful labor and childbirth (um, aren't you glad that doesn't really happen when we have a fruit craving?).  Some millennia later, William Tell was challenged to shoot an arrow through one of these fruits on top his son's head, in exchange for his freedom from some pesky Austrian emporers.  Not so long after that, Isaac Newton formulated that whole notion of gravity by watching one fall off a tree.  And most recently, one of these little beauties put the legendary Snow White to sleep.

That's right friends, we are featuring none other than the humble apple this month.

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