Hi everyone! I have visited BYC a number of times, but decided to join because I thought folks might enjoy the following info: Every year when my wife made applesauce with her Vcitorio Strainer I looked at the "leavings" and thought, "There ought to be some way to use this." Well, this past fall I finally figured it out: I packaged up all the apple cores, and then packaged the leavings from the strainer. Put them all in one-quart zip-lock baggies and froze them. I think my wife only did three bushels this year, but I got * dozens * of little baggies full of cores and "smushed" apple stuff. Now, I set out a bag a day before to thaw, and then give them to my girls. My flock of six Barred Rocks gets a fresh fruit treat almost every day. They love it and I am pleased because now, nothing goes to waste.