Apple A(ll) Day
“Use what you have, use what the world gives you. Use the first day of fall: bright flame before winter's deadness; harvest; orange, gold, amber; cool nights and the smell of fire. Our tree-lined streets are set ablaze, our kitchens filled with the smells of nostalgia: apples bubbling into sauce, roasting squash, cinnamon, nutmeg, cider, warmth itself. The leaves as they spark into wild color just before they die are the world's oldest performance art, and everything we see is celebrating one last violently hued hurrah before the black and white silence of winter.”
― Shauna Niequist, Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way
2nd ever blog post and I’m noticing a theme here - we’re off to a delicious start…
Our local farm trips are a regular seasonal visit, we try to make it for every picking offered if possible. Apples though, could be the favorite in terms of most immediately enjoyed. One in the hand munching while the other hand pics. My friend who has a dentist husband assures us that eating an apple is about as good as skipping the morning toothbrushing - so we’re good.
Love this super simple and drippy delicious apple pie recipe by Maple Grove . No sugar, just straight up 1 cup of maple syrup! (*Note the specificity, not 6 but “7 shakes of cinnamon”).
Take it all in friends, the warmth and bubbling, the roasting and sparking. We’re ready for you Fall!