Thursday, October 18, 2007
Apple Picking at Riiska Farms
We had a great time apple picking on Saturday. We went to a orchard in Western MA, very low key, no carnival or spectacle. The kids loved chasing the farm dog around the orchard. We got some great varieties, Fuji, Macoun and Spencer for eating and Cortland and Ida Reds for baking. I've never had an Ida Red before, but apparently they last a long time. We put them in an apple pie and they were really good! I'm looking forward to making:
My favorite apple pie
pink applesauce (leave peels on apples when you cook them, then puree in a blender or food processor, they'll give the applesauce a pink or red color, depending on the color of the skins.)
German apple pancakes
Apple pumpkin muffins
What are your favorite apple dishes?