Sunday, October 2, 2011

Apple Festival

One of our favorite fall outings last year was the day we spent picking apples in Steinsel.  So this year, when the annual apple festival rolled around, we couldn't wait to go.

Will grabbed a wheelbarrow, and we were off to find some apples.

He (recklessly) steered down (off) the path until we found a likely row...

And then the kids raced off to do some picking.

They didn't have to run far.  Unlike last year when the orchard was pretty well picked over, this year there were plenty.

Bright, shiny red apples....

Almost as big as Kate's head!

And apparently really delicious.

After we'd filled our bags, we set off for some cider and apple treats:

This is the cider press that makes the most delicious cider I've ever tasted!

It was, as usual, a great day.  And we came home with tons of apples.  I'm not even going to tell you how many kilos of apples we picked.  It's a little embarrassing.  But that means that I've been busy turning all our apples into delicious baked goods.  

So far I've made two apple tarts (plain, above, and an apple custard one), an apple cake and four dozen apple muffins.  16 apples down, 200 to go!

I foresee a lot of applesauce in our future...

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