On Friday we went apple pciking with the Coughlin and Volpe families. Dave took the day off and we had a wonderful time. Kelli became very attached to a white and green striped gourd while digging around in the pumpkin and carried it around for the rest of the day. The farm where we picked also has a stand where they sold their own honey (their were hives all over the place) and homemade donuts. They were delicious.
It was cool, crisp and sunny. Perfect harvest weather. I love autumn. The picture doesn’t do the apples justice. Many are already in an Rich Apple Nutmeg Cake from the Yellow Farmhouse Cookbook. Some are in an Apple Honey Slaw Salad for tonight’s dinner and many have just been scarfed down by the kids. That satisfying “crunch” has been resounding all over the place here for the last few days.