Have I mentioned that it’s apple season here in the northeast? Of course I have . . . And apple season is off to a great start. The apples are plentiful both in the fields and in my home (we’ve done lots of picking this week!).
Can you guess what Will did after we dropped my sister off and ran a few quick errands on the way to pick up my friend? And yes, it was a good thing. He actually got a decent nap in the car, believe it or not.
The nice thing about picking your own anything is that you see the food from raw ingredient to finished product. There is no question when it was picked, where it came from or even who grew it. I really like that. Will and I will certainly continue our pick your own activities next year and in many years to come.
Anyway, in honor of the plethora of apples decorating my counter top, the end of Eat Local Challenge month and the start of National Apple Month, it’s apple week here at Cucina Bella. Wonder how many different ways I can use apples? I’d better get creative because I bought A LOT.
So far? Five half-pints of spiced applesauce made, canned and shelved. Don’t worry . . . recipe coming soon (maybe even tonight).