Hello dear friends, how was your weekend? We went apple picking on Saturday. Texas certainly isn’t known for its apple orchards, and the weather was less than ideal (it was hot and humid; thus gone were my visions of picking apples in boots and a tartan button-up), but we wanted the experience nonetheless. So we packed up and headed to the small local orchard where we filled a few bags with petite varieties straight from the trees. Despite the sweltering heat, the kids had fun, and they especially adore the handful of tiny-sized orbs that made their way into our harvest.
The fruit is a bit tart, and some need to ripen further, but we’ve eaten a few and have been enjoying the fruits of our labor (literally). The majority of what we picked are Granny Smith, so I plan to use some for baking. Cannelle et Vanille has some fantastic apple recipes (and her always-inspiring images never cease to move me), but I’m also going to be on the search for a few more recipes featuring apples in the starring role. If you have any favorites, please share them in the comments!
And speaking of apples, I’m going to be back in a few days to share my Harvest Salad with you. I’ve had it three times in the last few days. I.CAN’T.GET.ENOUGH. It’s that good! So check back in a few days, and I’ll see you then. Because you don’t want to miss the recipe for this simple, in-season salad!
I hope each of you had a lovely weekend! I’ll see you back here soon, friends!