All About Apples

November 8, 2013

Personally, I love autumn, two of my favorite holidays happen during this season (three if you count my birthday). Halloween and Thanksgiving. Halloween is so festive and fun, a fantasy day for the kids! My husband and I have our Halloween tradition, too…fire pit in the driveway, spooky music, a big pot of chili for friends. For the weary parents trick or treating with their children we hand out adult (beverage) treats! Stop by and say hello!

Thanksgiving is also one of my favorites; getting together with family and friends. Not to mention, any holiday that is celebrated with lots of good food is OK by me! I love the fall harvest of vegetables and fruit that are abundant and I can finally bring out my Dutch oven and get cooking comfort food.

In the midst of autumn, apple season is upon us! Apple-picking season begins in late August or early September and lasts through November. Hopefully, these recipes will inspire you to start cooking with apples. Not only are they delicious and versatile but have many health benefits as well.

The Moscow Mule is the latest “it” drink, so with a little apple juice added and apple garnish it is perfect for the season. Farrow is a whole grain that seems to be everywhere now, it’s nutty and crunchy and of course super healthy. If there is a perfect meat to pair with apples, it would be pork; I had some cornbread left over and put together this stuffing that is loaded with flavor. Lastly the combination of caramelized onions and apples may sound unusual but it really works together, top with some toasted walnuts and Roquefort and it is perfection! Try using a variety of apples but just be careful when baking that you use a variety that will hold their shape.

Here are twelve variety of apples you can consider using in your recipes.

Enjoy the following Apple Recipes:

Caramelized Onion, Apple and Roquefort Tart

Apple Farrow Salad a Hearty & Healthy Dish that Celebrates Autumn

Macintosh Moscow Mule

Apple Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Cider Cream Sauce

Happy cooking!



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