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As apple season nears its end in our area, I spent some time going back through my recipes to make sure I’ve gotten a chance to enjoy them all with fresh apples. Since I grew up with an apple orchard right next to my house, apples have always been a big part of my life. Snipping blossoms and arranging them in a big vase in spring time, watching the little apples grow throughout the summer, picking that first Macoun in early fall and polishing it on my jeans before taking a crispy bite, sampling all the different varieties, helping press the apples into cider, and of course baking apples into a pie. Now that I no longer live on the farm, I’ve planted my own little mini-orchard of six apple trees, but it will be a few years before I get any apples.
Here are some of my favorite ways to eat apples. As you prepare any of these recipes, I highly recommend eating the skin that you peel off of the apples. The skin smells and tastes wonderful, so don’t waste it!
What’s your favorite way to eat apples?
This isn’t a guest post, I’m actually writing a post myself!!!
It wasn’t really hayride season yet, but I knew if we showed up at the farm on Saturday that we could convince someone to hook up a wagon, throw on some bales of hay and give Joshua his first ride. And that’s exactly what happened.
The view of the farm from the woods
Heading into the covered bridge; my brother Jonathan’s driving
The river that borders the farm
Ed looks out into the woods
My dad looks into the apple orchard
A stop in the pumpkin patch. Joshua was sleepy, so we’ll have to do more pumpkin pictures later!