Sunday, October 10, 2010

apple picking in new england

fall is definitely my favorite time of year.  i love all things associated with it - the colors, smells, food, spices, holidays (minus halloween...i'm not particularly fond of this one), weather, clothes, everything!

yesterday we celebrated the new season with our friends jt + lizzie by picking apples at a local farm in connecticut.  while there we ate delicious apple cider donuts, walked through the pumpkin patch, rode on the back of a tractor (to get to the orchards) and picked a variety of apples: sun crisp, candy crisp, cameo, mutsu and autumn gala.

i must admit, these apples are absolutely amazing, and who knew there were so many varieties?  (at this farm you pick different kinds each weekend...perhaps we will have to go again).  our kitchen is now busy with all recipes apple.  i love it.

now if only these leaves would turn a little more!


Jessica McKay said...

Looks lit it was a beautiful day to be picking apples! I wish I could "happen" by and taste some of your apple creations.

Jon, plaid flannel shirt, huh? Scott will be so excited to pull out his favorites from high school and start wearing them again!

Elisabeth (and Tyler) said...

Oh my GOODNESS you are adorable :) Wish we could have gone with you.. Sigh. Miss you LOTS!

Lizzie said...

Thanks for your comment on our blog! I'm so glad to find yours! This was a fun day, thanks again for joining us on our apple picking adventure!