Saturday, September 26, 2009

an apple a day...

I just love fall - and one of the reasons is because I happen to love apples - and apple-pickin'!

Our friends Carolee and Darrell Winrich asked us to go to Greenbluff, Washington to pick apples last weekend. We hadn't been for a couple of years so we jumped at the chance to try some new varieties of apples - you know, something other than Fuji or Gala? So off we went, and ended up at Harvest House in the heart of Greenbluff.

We watched the hayrides pass by as we chose a row to pick from and went at it..... We were encouraged to taste as we picked and this one was my favorite:
It was great to eat, yes, but how good would it be in an apple crisp??? Hmmmm.....

After we had picked, paid for and packed up our treasures, we had a lovely lunch while listening to a terrific swing band play - 5 guys who could play ANYTHING! I asked for String of Pearls and they delivered..

It was a lovely day, and it inspired me to get out an old apple crisp recipe that had been a favorite of mine for years.....

Easy Apple Crisp

8-10 cooking apples - sliced, peeled, cored
3/4 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter
Spray 9x13 baking dish with PAM. Place sliced apples in dish. Melt butter in a large microwave-proof bowl. Add flour and sugar - mix thoroughly. Crumble on top of apples - bake 350 for 45 minutes.

Those apples served me well, and boy was it delicious!
I encourage you to try this easy recipe - and to find an orchard to try some new varieties of apples - you won't be disappointed!

Now I'd better put the fork down and get back to work....Remnants of the Past is exactly TWO WEEKS from today!
Thanks for visiting...


  1. Love Greenbluff. Don't really like apples..go figure...but do like them cooked. Your crisp looks YUM.

  2. I am definitely going to try your easy apple crisp and although I haven't gone apple picking in Santa Ynez for years, you have inspired me to make the effort to go pick my own.