Wednesday, September 30, 2009

An Apple a Day

Every autumn, H and I head out to the local orchard to pick our favorite varieties of apples. Today was a beautiful, sunny, crisp autumn day - just the right combination to pick apples. We got a bit carried away this year and before we knew it, had picked 38 pounds! I guess I'll be making my usual apple butter, but I've also researched a few recipes for Apple Chutney. It sounds like it would be wonderful with pork, chicken or turkey. My son, the Chef gave me the idea so I'll have to send him some for his approval!

H picked all the ones high up in the trees......

..... while I get all the low hanging fruit! (no short jokes, please)

Two bags worth ended up being 38 pounds; one bag of Empires and another of Macouns which are a nice, crisp cross of Cortlands and Macintoshes.

Just being in the orchard surrounded by all those apple trees was a treat

Kind of makes you want to take a bite, doesn't it?

Somebody found the bags of apples fascinating......

... and promptly fished one out for his entertainment!

Sure wish we could have taken these two munchkins with us. I know they would have enjoyed it.

Life is Good!

Hugs, Giddy


Zoey said...

I am sure you and H will turn those apples into something delicious.

I did not know your son was a chef. I can understand how he would have a love of cooking living with you both!

I am suddenly hungry for apple crisp!

Kerri said...

I'm imagining the smell of that apple orchard....mmmmm. Picking apples is a wonderful way to spend a few hours.
You've made me want to bake an apple pie.
It's funny, today I came home with 2 bags of apples which are on sale at our local grocery store for 69 cents a lb....Empires and Macouns :) They are 2 of our favorites.
Chutney is delicious. I haven't had it in years, nor apple butter. I guess we'll have to come visit!!
Sluggo is like Jasmine...curious about everything. The other day she fished a carrot out of a bucket that R brought in from the garden, and batted it around until she had it hidden under a mat.
Our weather has been miserable for the most part. I expect yours has been about the same. We're seriously overdue for some sunshine!
But yes, life is good, nevertheless :)