Sunday, 13 October 2013

Celebrating apples ....


 
It is that time of the year again - the nights are drawing in & we all look for comfort food.

What more do you need than to head out & pick some of the wonderful apples that are about or just try some different ones at the supermarket or farm shops.

There are so many local varieties that are just much nicer than the few that the supermarkets stock.

While in Dorset, I picked some off the family apple tree & just knew they were perfect for a traditional Dorset Apple Cake



My friend has an orchard at her lovely Stone Cottage & we picked some apples for cooking & collected the fallers for the pigs to enjoy at our local farm shop - too precious to just waste or leave to rot ...


Lots of different varieties, colours & flavours - perfect for Autumn cooking


These are some of our recent apple recipes



I always cut up lots of apples when there are so many about, peel & gently cook them, then freeze them in manageable portions to use over winter in cakes, for apple sauce or to combine with other fruits for crumbles.
 
So folks - try some home-grown / local apples to celebrate our magnificent Autumn fruits & please share your recipes so we can all try something new.
 
I always enjoy your feedback & comments & your links mean I can return the visit.
 
Dee ~♥~

8 comments:

  1. Autumn is my favourite season and the apple harvest is one reason why. Your beautiful photos have captured the bounty of the season.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Debs - it is a lovely time with so much happening before the darkness of Winter sets in.

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  2. Great! I would love staying there with all those apples everywhere

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    1. Oh Marina - you would love all the apples & I am sure you would be making some really interesting things with them. What is your Spanish apple favourite?

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  3. There's nothing quite like an apple fest! Love the new look to your blog! Happy Harvest!

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    1. Thank you for noticing the changes Lynda - daughter designed the change & I rather like it. Happy Harvest for you too over the pond ...

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    1. Thanks my dear - you are not thinking of Autumn but of Spring your side - I hope the rains have come & the dust is settling. xx

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