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’tis the season (continues)

… for apples! (and also to be Joly, in a whole new way)

We’ve been wanting to go apple picking for over two weeks now. Finally, the stars aligned and we managed a whole afternoon at the orchard/farm. Grabby must’ve ate a dozen apples between yesterday and today alone. Nothing like a toddler picking her own snack (more like breakfast, lunch and dinner.) Macintosh are her favorite– small and sweet– the perfect combo for a toddlers hands and teeth.

The farm we visited also had honeybees, we learned so much about those fascinating creatures, and watched them busy at work preparing for long harsh mid-western winters. They stay in their outdoors hives during winter months and survive the sub-zero temperatures. The only thing the beekeepers do is keep their hives in a sunny spot, and they survive. Amazing (subhanAllah). We picked up a couple of fresh honey jars (capital YUM)

the loot!

Four bags: Macintosh, red cort, and northwest greener (or something like that).  Maybe next year I’ll get braver and embark on more storing, this year is our trial pick- not bad, ey?

“How do you like them apples?” (I couldn’t resist!)

Roll, stuff, cover and bake. The freshest ingredients call for the fastest work– this was a special delivery for a very special someone *smile*. I heard it was a hit.

My favorite pie recipe comes from Fantastic Mr. Bittman. A bare amount of sweeteners and spices to show off the fruit. A master who knows what he’s talking about.

These are the recipes that I am thinking about at the moment, feel free to share a favorite apple recipe of yours.


Peace.

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About Muslim Hippie

Hello and welcome, you have landed yourself on this virtual space designed by your humble servant to try and escape life's unpleasantness through: selective memory musings, snippets of the world that surrounds me, and occasional insights when the light blub in this strange brain of mine flickers. No real names are displayed I'm afraid, why bother?

2 responses »

  1. Not bad indeed!! MashaAllah!! What a fancy pie you have there!
    I heard from somewhere that if you consume local honey it helps with allergies.
    I do not think any apple tastes as good as the one you pick yourself.
    Happy Fall!!

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  2. Thank you Sarahumasiya, It’s true, isn’t it *smile* and a happy fall to you!

    Reply

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