Apple Picking

Apple Picking | Faith and Composition

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.

Apple Picking | Faith and CompositionApple Picking | Faith and Composition
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!

Apple Picking | Faith and Composition

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!

Apple Picking | Faith and Composition

Apple Picking | Faith and Composition

I hope each of you had a lovely weekend! I’ll see you back here soon, friends!Β 

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11 thoughts on “Apple Picking

  1. mary beth

    Looks like such a lovely weekend! We have yet to go apple picking, but it’s on my list! Gorgeous photos. Gorgeous kiddos. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    1. shaleneroberts Post author

      Ahh … Thanks Mary Beth! This was our first time to go. I wish the weather had been more agreeable, but it was fun nonetheless. You should go! By the way, next time we drive to my parents, I’ll have to ask you where we should stop in Tulsa to eat. We drive right through, and I’m always struggling to find a good stop!

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  2. Amy | Club Narwhal

    How perfectly lovely, Shalene! And I love that you found a good ol’ fashioned apple orchard out there in Texas. Ever since we moved to Michigan we just revel in the whole big fall show–big blowsy autumn winds and changing leaves and crisp mornings. You are making me want to pick every apple in sight πŸ™‚ We like to make apple dumplings, which are basically whole applies cored, sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon, and baked in a little cup of pie dough. Delicious!

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    1. shaleneroberts Post author

      Amy, I can only imagine how lovely fall in Michigan is! We don’t get much of a fall here, so we soak up the little bit we can. Those apple dumplings sound delicious! I may just have to try those. πŸ™‚

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  3. Diane Love

    I have been trying to find a time we can go apple picking! Unlike Texas, our weather in Missouri has been amazing. The weekends are never long enough tho and we try to fit in all of our fall activities before the cold hits. Seeing your beautiful pictures makes me want to put apple picking at the top of our list! Can’t wait to read through more of your blog! Have a fabulous Monday! πŸ™‚ xoxoxo

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      1. Diane Love

        I live about 45 minutes North East of Kansas City in Richmond. It’s a pretty small country town. πŸ™‚ What a small world it is! I lived in Texas for a couple years when my dad was in the army, but that has been about 25 years ago! Wow that makes me sound old!! Really I was only 6 when we moved, so I don’t remember much. I would love to take a road trip there. πŸ™‚

  4. Lisa

    Your photos are just beautiful. I think you’ve captured that orchard quite well!
    Apple picking has become one of our favorite hobbies this year πŸ™‚

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    1. shaleneroberts Post author

      Thank you Lisa! Apple picking may just become one our favorite hobbies this year as well. I’m hoping we can go back when the weather is actually a bit cooler. πŸ™‚

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  5. noni

    love your pics and the whole atmosphere, looks like you had a real good time,
    many greetings from far Germany, noni

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    1. shaleneroberts Post author

      Noni, thank you for commenting from Germany! I just hopped over to your blog, and that picture of you and your daughter in the leaves is stunning! And that fox scarf … Darling!

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