Just a short Harvest Monday update today.
We had a bumper crop of apples in 2015, picking 8 bushels. This meant that we (well, not me!) canned a lot of apple sauce, apple pie filling, etc. We still have plenty of that, but we discovered we were very low on dried apples. Thus, even though we were not going to pick any this year, we changed our minds. The result, a half-bushel of misshapen, spotty apples. But who cares about that when they are just going to be cut up and trimmed?
A harvest was made of leeks, chard, kale, daikon radish, and mint to create a hostess gift for the Halloween bonfire party we attended Saturday night. Gardeners are weird people.
The Kitchen Goddess also made the dessert--spooky creme horn mummies. Very creative, I thought.
That's all for this week. Thanks to Dave at Our Happy Acres for hosting Harvest Monday.
That's a great deal on the apples, once they're dried you'll never know how they started out. I could go for one of those yummy looking creme horns right about now!ReplyDelete
That's true of so much of our produce. Grown organically, you have to accept flaws, but they disappear in processing!Delete
No, gardeners are normal, it's everybody else who's weird. :-)ReplyDelete
Those creme horns are almost too cute to eat. Almost...
OK, we're normal, but try telling that to your friends!Delete
Can't wait to make dried apples but I think it will be a while before our trees produce enough for both fresh eating and drying. Now that I think about it, they don't have to be "my" apples, do they? Hmmm - I think we'll be eating some dried apples this year after all.ReplyDelete
Oh, cream horns are my favourite!! I used to get them from the variety store with my mom when I was a kid - I'm sure the homemade ones are far superior!
Yep, farm stand apples will do the trick.Delete
We dry a lot of apples, as apple slices make great snacks, and apple cubes added to any fruit pud soak up juice and add extra flavour too, and those spots on the skin don't seem to affect the taste at all.ReplyDelete
And if there are any spare cream horns, please could you package some and mail them over? They look lush!!!!