Thursday, September 17, 2009

an apple a day...


A fruit-y post today... this time of some pretty apple orchards that we had driven past last week. (Yes, it was pretty much "Stop the car, I want to take some pictures of the apples!") Not sure what kind of apples these were... they looked a bit red/purple in color... (and no, I didn't sneak one... they were a bit too large to sneak and, I believe it was a private apple farm... er... plus the road was a tad busy too, so I chickened out). I am on my quest now to try and find a u-pick orchard... I have never gone apple picking before, so it's on the top of my list of autumn-y things to do. Mmm... now I can't stop thinking about apple pies, apple pancakes, apple crumble...

25 comments:

Peebs And Roo said...

Jeff and I are taking the kiddos to an apple orchard this weekend! You so have to find one and go. We used to go as kids and it's a lot of fun. We toured the place because they made cider and they always gave free samples. Mmm! Memories!

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littlepippsygypsy said...

Apple Crumble is sounding soooooo good right now.
Hoping we can find a good U-pick orchard as well. xoxo

esque said...

Apple-picking is most fun! I'm yearning for apple pie with ice cream!

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our little love nest said...

oops I don't know how I ended up with another blog...that doesn't exist. That comment from littlepipsygypsy was me. sorry. xoxo

jen said...

they look so pretty!

We have a cider mill near us that is so fun in the fall. You can watch them make cider and eat cider donuts...yum. It would be even more fun if you could pick the apples!

Little Gray Pixel said...

I've always wanted to go apple-picking, too, ever since I saw "The Cider House Rules." LOL.

M.M.E. said...

My boyfriend's parents have an apple tree so they've been giving me bags and bags of apples. I've already made pies, breads, and some muffins, and only half the tree is bare!

TLC Inspirations said...

We used to have our own apple tree and it was wonderful, but now we have to pick at an orchard or sometimes our friends will send us home a bag...so sweet! (friends AND the apples)...great pics :)

Karen said...

I love apple picking! I don't know of any farms in your area... but if you're ever in New England in the fall, I can send you to some super awesome pick-yer-own spots!

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Christie Cottage said...

Wow! That brings back memories!

Picking apples...and cherries, and strawberries, and beans, and corn, and... LOL I am already tired!

Great pictures!

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Erica said...

wow, orchards are so lovely!

SB said...

Yummm!! I've been wanting to go apple picking! My dad has a cider press and we get fresh cider every year :) Never had apple pancakes, but I'm deffo craving apple crisp now!!

Girl Felt Food said...

we go apple picking every year. it is one of my favorite traditions...along with all the baking that follows!

Burnt Mill Candles and Soap said...

I grew up in an apple town.
We even had apple day every year where everyone in town gets a free slice of apple pie.

I do eat an apple a day myself and I swear it does keep the dr. away! I haven't been sick in 2 years+

apples rock!

Stacey said...

oh, a fresh apple pie...very much enjoying your apple orchard images :)

Tessa said...

Ooh great photos! I've never been apple picking, but I would love to go one day. :)

Jenni said...

Hooray for Apple Picking!

devonrose said...

yummy! I love apples, and recently discovered that Devon LOVES them too (which makes me happy since it's so hard to get her to eat something besides mac and cheese)She likes Granny Smith (with the skin peeled off) and sliced up like little apple cookies:)

the Lost Earring said...

Wonder what kind? They are the color of red potatoes! I've got some apple yogurt right now that has little crisp pieces of apple in it and just a bit of cinnamon. Yum! :) The pick your own thing sounds like fun.

Rachel said...

Not sure what type of applies these are either but they look delicious! My parents have apple trees on their property so I've had tons of homegrown ones... they are always a little funny looking and small, but taste great :)

DancingMooney ♥ said...

add apple crisp to the list! yumm!

readingsully2 said...

OHHHHHH, those apples look good enough to eat. LOL

Last day for Treasure Hunt, if you get a chance. :)

Sandrine said...

I grew up on an old apple farm and I just love their delicate perfum when yu pick them from the tree.I read lately that they are on of the most antioxydants packed fruit...so happy apple picking;)

miranda said...

oh apple picking - be still my heart! ;-)

we went to "the apple barn" way out in abbotsford and it was great! easy short trees, cider, kiddie fun like hayrides (or not, if that's not your thing!)... we picked 10 pounds of the biggest, juiciest honeycrisps for $8!!

check out the pics of our trip:
http://p-a-j-a-m-a-s.blogspot.com/2009/09/mmm-apple-y.html

Bonzai Beadwear said...

Great photos!! apple picking does sound like fun!