This year's apple harvest has been absolutely splendiferous! (Seriously, we'll be having apple for MONTHS!)
This basket above isn't even half (or even a quarter) of what we've picked from our abundant trees! It always seems such a "nunly" thing to be outside picking apples with one's sisters. We enjoy it -- and it would seem the horses in our paddocks really enjoy it!
That happy horse in the background munching away - he's the cheeky culprit who took a massive bite out Sr. Julie's prized "Biggest Apple"!
But that's okay... we've got more apples!
And there's more in our pantry, too!
"What are you going to do with all those apples??", you ask.
Well, we're glad you've asked!
Initially, we spend a bit of time peeling, slicing, and blanching them for freezing. We've also made pretty much any apple-y pudding/dessert with the ingredients we have in our kitchen. That includes baked apples, pies, tarts, cakes, crumbles, crisp, and the not-always-favourable-by-everyone stewed apple.
And something to look forward to: Sr. Julie's apple chutney and apple jelly!!! That will be prepared for our annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday the 2nd of December! (Save the date!)
Thank you, Jesus, for all the apples!