Monday, October 7, 2013

Apples galore....

....and more!  That was the theme of our week-end!  Thanks to Samplings from Spring Creek, we located a wonderful source for local apples.

Located west of Crab Orchard, TN on Rte. 70.

Beautiful apple trees in the distance!

Pretty flowers near the door way.

These - and more - came home with us!

Of course, the first order of business is one of these!

Not the pettiest that has ever come from our kitchen, but it certainly is tasty!

On our "Saturday jaunt" we stopped at a church that had announced a rummage sale and the making and selling of Pear Butter.  Sadly, there was no Pear Butter when we were there!  We left our contact information, and we will be called when there is more Pear Butter available.  Then - we were directed to the neighborhood pear trees with the direction to help ourselves to some!

So - The Husband picked a dozen!

We are poised to have our very own "Apple Festival" here.:-)  There will be some serious work with apples in the days ahead, so there may be an onslaught of recipes.:-)

What is your favorite way to enjoy apples?  Do you have a favorite variety? 

Thank you for reading.  I really appreciate your comments.


  1. What a lovely day you had for your trip, and such luscious apples you found!! My favorite way to enjoy apples is just to wash them, core them, and eat them as they are, and Granny Smith is my favorite variety. I'll certainly be happy to see any recipes that you choose to share with us! Have a beautiful day, enjoying these cooler temperatures! :-)

  2. I love the old standby Jonathan as it is perfect for eating or baking. I also love Gala and Fuji.
    Your apple pie looks delicious!

  3. I had warm apple fritters with vanilla ice cream this weekend. They were amazing!!

  4. Wow, that's a lot of nice apples in the trunk. Your pies looks wonderful and I bet is very tasty.

    I love apples in many ways, raw, dehydrated to a crisp., pies, apple butter, apple sauce, apple anything. It's all so good.

    Have a nice week.

  5. Love apples, baked, applesauce, pie and just eaten! I like local varieties and nothing better to me than a macoun. Your pie may not look store bought, but it looks very pretty to me.

  6. Oh my what a lot of apples. That pie looks out of this world good!!!
    My favorite apple is a nice tart Granny Smith and I like them best taking a nice big bite out of one just as they are. : )

  7. How nice all of the apples look and I think your apple pie is wonderful looking. It will be soon for the apple orchards here to start having apples to buy.
    I think my favorite is just a simple Roman Beauty baked. Next would be just plain apple pie. I made some exceptional looking apple/cream cheese bars and I ended up throwing them out because I was the only one who liked them and it was too dangerous for me.
    I hope you have a nice week Nellie.

  8. we have been chowing down on honey crisps. they are so good. i like pies and my apple mabon cake is always a big hit. we have been eating lots of them in salads too.

  9. I came home with bags of apples this weekend too can you come over and bake me a pie?:) It looks so good. B

  10. Nellie, So glad you got yourself some apples. That pie sure looks yummy. Only a scoop of ice cream could make it any better. LOL. Blessings,xoxo,Susie

  11. An apple a day...

    I like most any good, crisp apple, sliced and used as a scoop for peanut butter.

    Woman, that pie looks DELICIOUS!

  12. Oh, Nellie! I love, love, love apples! I love their names and their histories most of all! My uncle used to graft apples and the process always fascinated me. Reading this post is so timely as I just landed on this article on today:

    It is a fabulous article!