Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Apple season....

Many of you have been concentrating on pumpkins for awhile.  When I was teaching, September was always "apple season."  Apples were often used for the students' names on display outside the classroom door, and calendar numerals were written on apple cutouts.  Usually we would have an apple emphasis, making apple sauce and apple pie and enjoying apple cider and other products made with apples.  So, for a long time, the arrival of September meant things like the Fair and studying apples.

Kitchen trimmings.:-)

A recent trip took us to an apple orchard/barn where we were able to purchase a few different varieties.

These are only a few of the baskets that were in the apple barn.

Connected to the apple barn is a restaurant where we enjoyed tasty treats such as apple fritters, apple cider, and apple butter! 

Needless to say, the next few days will be full of cooking activities using apples.:-)  Perhaps there will be some recipes upcoming.  Also, it is time for the next lunch for the adult day care program at our church.  Next Tuesday will be the first Tuesday in October!  How does time pass so quickly?!?  That means another recipe or two as well. 

Thank you for reading.  I truly enjoy your comments.


  1. Oh the beautiful many good things to eat can be made from it. I want a slice of apple pie with ice cream right now. :):) Now look what you have started Nellie. LOL. Smiles, Susie

  2. The new crop of apples here are pitiful this year. Smaller and blemished. There is an orchard at Savoy IL that we used to visit that had a restaurant too. I loved the apple fritters.

  3. I agree about September and apples, pumpkins are an October thing! xo

  4. I've always liked apples at this time of year. I like them crisp!!
    Granny Smith is my favorite because they are tart.

  5. beautiful apples , yum!

  6. Oh I love apple season, Nellie. As a matter of fact, if I'm not mistaken, today is Johnny Appleseed's Birthday!!!

    I do hope you will be sharing a recipe. One can never have enough Apple recipes you know:)

    Thanks for sharing...

  7. Looks like there was no trouble with the Apple Harvest, where you live! There is, around here.

    It will be time for another Apple Pie here. Soon. Perhaps another, just for my husband. And then one, to share with extended family. :-)


  8. Golly, look at all the choices!

    Hot biscuits and applesauce, or apple butter, sounds really good. Of course, I wouldn't turn down apple pie, or cobbler, either!

  9. Nellie, I love making fruit crisp, and think I'm pretty good at it. We were going to visit my cousin Monday, so I made an apple crisp, with Macouns. Well! They're tasty apples, but I'd never cooked them! They're the type which doesn't seem any softer after 40 minutes in a 375 degree oven. It tasted good, but I prefer softer apples. Live and learn!

  10. I think it's interesting that Ken Schwall (one of our local TV folks) visited that same orchard in honor of Johnny Appleseed's birthday today! He's always good for a laugh or two, and this was no exception. If any of your other followers ever come to Sevierville/Pigeon Forge, TN, they might also enjoy the Apple Barn. They also have a wonderful restaurant, although the one you visited is a different orchard in a different county. Love to find a good selection!!!!

  11. Oh Nellie..I love apples seasons....we go out to a local orchard each year! We were heading to one last week, where they sell jams & pies etc. but weren't sure on directions and didn't get there...sad...

    Also, love to made many cakes, pies & breads from apples.

    Bless you as you continued to help others.