11.07.2011

An Apple a Day Monday: I


As you may know, fall is apple season. You are probably tired of the “pick your own apple” places and all the apple hype, but I am not. I love apples. I am so happy to have several trees to “pick” from at home. Last weekend, an orchard near us invited everyone to come join them in picking the last of their apples and making cider from them. You could bring your own apples if you liked, even knobby, small or slightly holey ones or you could use their apples if you didn’t have your own (free of charge). Once picked, the apples went into a hand cranked cider press and came out as cider! It was great fun! We brought some of our own apples, picked some of theirs (and ate many of theirs!) and hand pressed our own yummy apple cider.

There was also a pot-luck, so we brought a dish to share and some chairs and hung out all day with friends and family, chatting, taking photos, eating apples and enjoying the fall weather (which has been unseasonably warm this year!)







Next up: There is more than one way to skin an apple. Don’t forget to check back next Monday to find out how...and for another edition of “An Apple a Day”, which will be a feature each Monday in November.

What is your favorite apple related food? Have you ever picked your own apples? How do you get YOUR apple a day?

7 comments:

  1. Sounds like a perfect fall day - that is an activity to add to the list of things to do with the kiddos.

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  2. Pressing your own cider? That sounds like SO much fun!! Not to mention delicious!

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  3. This sounds like a blast! I do like to have some hot apple cider once or twice a year. But I love whole apples the most and have one almost every day in my lunch.

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  4. My parents have an apple tree in their yard and my Grandma has several so apple picking has always been a fall activity for us. I love hot cider.

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  5. Oh what a fun event!! I would totally love to do something like that. 2 years ago my mom made apple juice. her press looked different, though, but it was DELICIOUS.

    I LOVE apples. I eat one a day! I am eating honeycrisps since they are in season right now. My parents have an apple tree, but it didn't produce many this year so my mom wasn't able to give me a bunch like she usually does. :( I think my favorite apple dish is probably apple crisp! Mmmm!!

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  6. My favorite is apple crumble...delicious! I grew up with apples trees in my back yard, how lucky is that?

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  7. I never did make it up to the orchards to go apple picking. Another harsh reminder that if I want to do something, I can't wait for other people to decide to make themselves available.

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