Friday, October 3, 2014

3rd Annual Apple Picking

It's the most wonderful time of the year...FALL!!! For our third year of apple picking, we once again decided to visit Bauman Orchard in Rittman. And once again, we were not disappointed. 

They even had a small petting zoo, which I had never noticed before. Addy was a big hit with the animals because of that apple she was carrying around with her...

I had promised Addy that when we returned home with our load of apples, we would make an apple pie together - a first for both of us! While perusing the market on-site, I picked up this apple machine. 

It peels, cores, and slices with just a few rotations of the handle. I am blown away with how easy to use it is! Addy even had a turn with it:

I also found this pie crust cutter in the market, which takes me back to fond memories of my own childhood:

My mom had this exact one. When she used it, she would sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on the apple cutouts and bake them. It was an extra special treat for us, as our household was void of sugary snacks and treats. I had every intention of doing the same with my apple cutouts, but they made it to my mouth before cinnamon and sugar even came into the picture! 

I failed to take a picture of the apple pie itself. It was tasty, but the apples I used produced a little too much liquid. I used Jonagold, per the recommendation I received at the orchard. I really really enjoyed the taste of the apples baked. I have about 6 left, so I think I'll try an apple oatmeal in the crock pot next.

Next up on the Fall agenda: a repeat visit to Kingsway Pumpkin Farm, pumpkin carving, and crafts! 

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