Comments on: Apple Picking http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/apple-picking/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:21:47 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Jess. http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/apple-picking/comment-page-1/#comment-767879 Jess. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 20:03:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41294#comment-767879 Ha! All my favorite bloggers are on the same page:
http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2013/10/apple-slab-pie/#comment-4738001
And . . . we had Mulligatawny for supper last night. All’s right with the world. xox

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By: Vanessa http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/apple-picking/comment-page-1/#comment-750245 Vanessa Sat, 28 Sep 2013 23:04:02 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41294#comment-750245 Apple picking is what fall is all about for us! It’s become a family tradition. I make several pies with our collection which everyone loves. The most popular though is the home made applesauce. I makes the house smell delicious as it cooks and I make it at least once a week. The kids have it graham crackers for snack and we add it to our Sunday oatmeal. The recipe I use is here: http://www.maxxsilly.com/2009/10/apples-not-gwenyths-kid.html

This year I am eyeing some new recipes like apple and squash casserole and I might try apple cider donuts.

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By: Rachel http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/apple-picking/comment-page-1/#comment-750154 Rachel Sat, 28 Sep 2013 20:04:11 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41294#comment-750154 Apples are so near and dear to my heart! Just a little note… Central California has amazing apples! See Canyon near Avila Beach. And then in Michigan there are soo many orchards all over. This is where I learned of cider donuts! And now in England we were fortunate enough to rent property with an apple orchard and they are delish here as well.

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By: Raleigh-Elizabeth http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/apple-picking/comment-page-1/#comment-749001 Raleigh-Elizabeth Fri, 27 Sep 2013 20:04:35 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41294#comment-749001 blush blush blush blush blush. and I LOVE both Chicken Soup with Rice and mulligatawny. yum yum yum.

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By: Raleigh-Elizabeth http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/apple-picking/comment-page-1/#comment-749000 Raleigh-Elizabeth Fri, 27 Sep 2013 20:03:53 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41294#comment-749000 I just learned so much that will help us (and our pumpkins and apples) survive Fall. THANK YOU!

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By: Raleigh-Elizabeth http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/apple-picking/comment-page-1/#comment-748999 Raleigh-Elizabeth Fri, 27 Sep 2013 20:03:08 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41294#comment-748999 Crazy! I’m glad it’s a tradition at least in some places – apple picking is so much fun. Left coasters, weigh in. Is apple picking not so big there?

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By: LeafyNell http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/apple-picking/comment-page-1/#comment-748045 LeafyNell Fri, 27 Sep 2013 02:26:54 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41294#comment-748045 My favorite job of all time was working at an apple orchard behind the counter. Everyone is happy at an apple orchard! No dissatisfied customers. It was there I learned that apples keep best in the fridge when they’re in a tightly closed plastic bag with a few drops of water. I also learned that pumpkins “breathe” through their base so if you prop an uncut pumpkin on a little pencil, air can circulate at the base keeping the pumpkin fresh a lot longer!

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By: Jess. http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/apple-picking/comment-page-1/#comment-747746 Jess. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 21:41:08 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41294#comment-747746 You are the sweetest thing. That description of Autumn just filled my heart up; I guess I’ve always thought of it that way, but I’ve never *thought* of it that way. You’re lovely.

It doesn’t take very many apples, but this is a fall recipe we always get excited about. Dinner to be preceded by a reading of Maurice Sendak’s “Chicken Soup with Rice:”
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Mulligatawny-Soup-I/Detail.aspx?event8=1&prop24=SR_Title&e11=mulligatawny&e8=Quick%20Search&event10=1&e7=Home%20Page

Spooky Once, Spooky Twice . . . xox

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By: Miggy http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/apple-picking/comment-page-1/#comment-747737 Miggy Thu, 26 Sep 2013 21:29:51 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41294#comment-747737 I grew up in Denver and while I loved it, I never heard of apple picking and never knew of anyone who went apple picking during my time there. Perhaps it’s a thing there now, but I wasn’t then…so good luck!

When my husband and I moved to NY as newlyweds 8 years ago that’s when I first heard of apple picking and it quickly became one of my favorite traditions. (We love a good apple pie and when we couldn’t decide between a crumb or crust topping we wisely choose both, and now that has become another tradition.) After NY we lived in Cincinnati and still loved apple picking, although we didn’t know many other people who had that same tradition. Now we live in Texas and every year so far I’ve missed apple picking season because it’s over the beginning of August. Boo! You just can’t pick apples in the heat of an August Texas sun…not the same. Anyway, I think it might be something done more on the eastern side of the country. I could be wrong, but I had a friend whose father owned an apple orchard in Utah and when she told him about apple picking and how it was a common thing to do in NY, he was apparently dumb-founded that people would want to come pick their own apples. Ha! But perhaps that’s changed.

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By: Raleigh-Elizabeth http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/apple-picking/comment-page-1/#comment-747625 Raleigh-Elizabeth Thu, 26 Sep 2013 19:48:51 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41294#comment-747625 You’re having us over for crisp, right? Because I would love to eat some and we haven’t done our annual trek yet!

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By: Raleigh-Elizabeth http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/apple-picking/comment-page-1/#comment-747624 Raleigh-Elizabeth Thu, 26 Sep 2013 19:48:22 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41294#comment-747624 We live in coastal NC, and the apples here are similarly paltry. I can’t believe I don’t know about Mr. Eddie’s, though – I grew up in Shaker! It would have been a lot closer!

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By: Katie http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/apple-picking/comment-page-1/#comment-747595 Katie Thu, 26 Sep 2013 19:31:50 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41294#comment-747595 This was so timely! I just got back from picking apples with my 3 kids and my friend and her two kids. It was a little crazy, but they loved it! And one of them was begging for apple cake all the way home. Now off to decide what to do first. Thinking an apple crisp is calling my name!

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By: Beth http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/apple-picking/comment-page-1/#comment-747462 Beth Thu, 26 Sep 2013 18:13:17 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41294#comment-747462 I grew up in Cleveland and live in the southeastern US now. I miss apple season in Ohio! Apples here are a pale imitation of fall harvest apples there. While we went to Patterson’s (and in fact, my parents for many years had them ship me a box of apples each fall down here), our family actually preferred Mr. Eddie’s, a smaller operation also on the east side. It’s still there and a wonderful spot.

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By: Rebecca http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/apple-picking/comment-page-1/#comment-747448 Rebecca Thu, 26 Sep 2013 18:06:13 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41294#comment-747448 There is a little-known but wonderful antique apple orchard in the SF Bay Area, in Hayward. Garin Regional Park (http://www.ebparks.org/parks/garin) hosts an apple festival in September, and a few weeks later the public can pick the harvest from the orchard, for $5 for a 5 gallon bucket. There are 180 varieties of heirloom apples in the orchard. Unfortunately, the harvest has already happened for this year :/

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By: Raleigh-Elizabeth http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/apple-picking/comment-page-1/#comment-747437 Raleigh-Elizabeth Thu, 26 Sep 2013 18:01:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41294#comment-747437 hahahhaha. so i should stick with apple chutney is what you’re saying…

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By: Connie http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/apple-picking/comment-page-1/#comment-747432 Connie Thu, 26 Sep 2013 17:58:48 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41294#comment-747432 Don’t get excited. :) I think I recall my husband even muttering, “Sweetie…I’m sorry I wasted some of our precious orchard apples on this…” :) Mad Scientist Chefs don’t always get serendipity in the kitchen. Sometimes, it’s just plain icky!

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By: Raleigh-Elizabeth http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/apple-picking/comment-page-1/#comment-747425 Raleigh-Elizabeth Thu, 26 Sep 2013 17:57:05 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41294#comment-747425 compared to my hundreds and hundreds of miles, that seems so close. i hope you’re enjoying another pretty midwestern fall, wherever you are!

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By: Raleigh-Elizabeth http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/apple-picking/comment-page-1/#comment-747421 Raleigh-Elizabeth Thu, 26 Sep 2013 17:55:59 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41294#comment-747421 apple fritters forever.

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By: Stacy http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/apple-picking/comment-page-1/#comment-747407 Stacy Thu, 26 Sep 2013 17:49:45 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41294#comment-747407 I loved going to Patterson’s when I was younger. We live too far now to make the trek (about 50 miles or so) so we stay closer to home. But we still love apple picking and we love making homemade applesauce.

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By: Dani http://www.designmom.com/2013/09/apple-picking/comment-page-1/#comment-747356 Dani Thu, 26 Sep 2013 17:26:48 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41294#comment-747356 I always pick way too many. Like probably 30-40 pounds. Lots of apple sauce and now baby food. Oh and I ate 1.5 fritters and a donut about an hour ago. I now feel sick.

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