… 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)
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?
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.