In Washington it is apple time - and I do mean Apple Time.
It starts in the spring - apple blossoms everywhere
Then come the apples - single trees - orchards - lines of apple trees forming fences - apples everywhere
Apples at farmstands - by the road with a sign and a money box to pay for the apples you bought - vast orchards - apples everywhere
This is the wooden hand carved basket where I keep the apples
I even have wooden apples hanging in the kitchen - I painted these years ago
Out comes the apple peeler - and our apples become pies
A party is always better with pies
Other days I get out the crock pot - we are going to make apple butter
It takes two days - but it is worth it - a winter's worth of apple butter to spread on homemade bread - toasted and hot.
Mmmmm- cut into that crust - the pie smells so good right out of the oven
If you get apples early enough in the season you can add some late season peaches and make a Peachy Apple Pie
And that is our Cottage Style Party for today
Would you like some tea with your pie?