Elizabeth is the winner of the book APPLE! Thank you to everyone who entered.
I am excited to announce that I am hosting another children's book give-away! The book is APPLE by Nikki McClure, and is published by Abrams Appleseed, which offers books for babies to preschoolers.
Enter to win a copy of APPLE by writing a few words in the comment section of this post. You have until midnight, 23 September to enter (limited to US residents only). A winner will be drawn the following day and the name announced on this post.
A recent New York Times book review said, "McClure’s homage to the old-fashioned apple lands like a spirited rebuke to packaged baggies of presliced fruit and G.M. apples that never rot. Her trademark block cutouts, pared down here to black, white and red delicious, travel backward from ripe fruit to planted seed, well timed for an autumn tale about seasons and renewal. The art is gorgeous, the text is one-word-per-page minimal and the “story” is sprinkled with welcome surprises. An apple swings from its tree; a girl hides an apple in her backpack on her way to school and forgets it on the ground at recess. Think a new tree will grow there?"
I've been making Chicken, Apple, and Fresh Sage Sausage Patties for years, and with locally grown apples available this month, it was the perfect time to make them again. I served the sausage patties for dinner with roasted fingerling potatoes and a salad of arugula, cherry tomatoes, and bufala mozzarella (recipe HERE). But usually these sweet little sausages are part of breakfast or brunch at my house. Definitely a healthy alternative to many breakfast sausages.
+ Chicken, Apple, and Fresh Sage Sausage Patties +
an adapted Martha Stewart recipe
• 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus additional oil for cooking sausages
• 1 small onion, finely diced
• 2 apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/4-inch dice
• 1 pound ground chicken (I prefer dark meat)
• 1/3 cup fresh sage, finely shredded
• 3/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
• 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
• pinch of cinnamon
1. Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet. Add the onion and sauté several minutes, until soft. Add the apples and continue to cook until they just begin to soften. In a large bowl, combine the onion-apple mixture with the remaining ingredients.
2. Using your hands, form the mixture into 16 small patties. Refrigerate until ready to use.
3. Preheat oven to 350˚F. Place a skillet over medium-low heat and add some olive oil. Brown the sausages in two batches for about 2 minutes per side. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake in the middle of the oven for about 10 minutes, or until fully cooked.
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