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Friday Favorite: Apples

October 11th, 2013

This edition of Friday Favorites is for Mr Chiots.  I’m actually not a huge fan of apples, in any way shape or form.  Mr Chiots, on the other hand, LOVES apples any way he can get them.
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We have a few different apple trees in the garden, lovely old apple trees.  A few are over 100 yrs old and have many different kinds of apples grafted onto them.  As the apple season is progressing, we’re tasting them and trying to figure out which varieties they are.
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Just recently we picked a big bag of these beauties, I’m thinking they might be a Macintosh.  We used them to bake a cheddar apple pie and I mixed the apples with pears, figs and cranberries for a winter fruit crumble (recipe in Rustic Fruit Desserts).  The pie was so-so, the winter fruit crumble was AMAZING, and I don’t like cooked apples. They’re also great to eat out of hand.  Mr Chiots is certainly in seventh heaven with so many apples to eat.  Now all we need to do is get a cider press so we can make some cider!

Do you like apples? Do you like them cooked?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.