Friday, September 16, 2011
Loving the Fall - Autumn at its Best
Spring... for obvious reasons. Long, dreary, cold Winter is over! Lilac & apple blossoms,
fiddle heads, just to name a few
And then there's Autumn - wait do you think I've forgotten Summer... not really. Although I love the harvest and travelling through this lovely province that is Nova Scotia, I don't relish heat. So Summer for me, is just a stopping point between my favorite seasons.
Fall, on the other hand, with its special bounty including a bazillion tomatoes, squashes and, most definitely apples. I've been going apple picking with my daughter and her (now) husband for many years... even before we moved here. That's Joanna in an apple tree a number of years ago.
So yesterday was no exception. We headed out to Elderkin's Farm Market & uPik in the Annapolis Valley. Truthfully, the boys and I pooped out within 15 minutes. It was incredibly hot out ... think mid-Summer...
but that didn't stop my Princess from collecting 40 pound - you heard correctly! The photo only shows 20 pounds and then she just bought 10 pounds of pears for us to do some chutney making.
The boys and I had a different favorite moment - eating ice cream after all the work was done!
Since we're on the subject of apples, I thought I'd share some of my favorite apple recipes
Apple Crisp that's been in my family for at least three generations
Apple Cake, moist and delicious especially for a mid-morning snack
Normandy Apple Tart.
Pear Chutney this afternoon...I thought I'd share that too.
What's your reason for loving Fall?