Sunday, September 27, 2009
An apple a day...
Fall in New England is the best time of year. The weather is usually just about perfect, with daytime temperatures in the 70s and very little in the way of rain. The bugs have all gone somewhere else along with the humidity.
Last weekend we went to Honey Pot Hill Orchards in Stow. It was obviously the place to be -there were hundreds of cars. But to their credit, they had set up a couple of fields for parking, with an efficient one way system and walking paths for pedestrians, so we managed to get in and out quite quickly.
After a disappointing start where we treked to the other side of the orchard to pick "Royal Gala" apples, only to be greeted by bare branches, we eventually managed to find trees weighed down with ripe red apples. The fun part was climbing the ladders to get to the best ones at the top of the trees. Emma enjoyed doing this, Rob was a bit more cautious and Tony stayed with his feet on terra firma holding the bag.
All in all we had a nice day out. So far this week we've had apple crumble/crisp, stewed apple with icecream, stewed apple with custard and today we are having apple pie. And we still have half a bagful left. I wonder if its possible to make an apple curry?