There's nothing like a fresh apple right off the tree...crisp, crunchy, juicy, tart/sweet...so good. We went to visit a few friends today and had the good fortune of enjoying good conversations with them and ending up with some goodies along the way...a basket full of apples we plucked from the trees (for drying, baking and maybe I'll try apple sauce), one of crab apples Johny collected from the tree (for jelly), a dozen eggs collected this morning by our friend Bobby, and 2 chanterelle (Johny found)...a great day...and I can't wait to try some new kitchen creations with those apples (I'm sure you'll be seeing a recipe or two).
The apples on the left are in a garden basket my friend Bertie (thanks Bertie) gave me when we were visiting yesterday...it is such a beautiful basket, I can't wait to fill it with some bounty from the garden!
Did you notice the little butterfly on the crab apple basket? He landed there exactly when I started taking pictures...perfect timing...like a bow on top!
I find picking apples to be quite enjoyable...being amongst the fruit filled trees and sampling each type of apple to be sure you like it before picking...the slight resistance the apple stem gives before letting go...the burst of tang in your mouth with that first bite... Have you ever been apple picking? Do you enjoy it?
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