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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

CottageStyle Party

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?


Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Oh, JoAnn, I'm sorry but I couldn't get passed that beautiful apple pie. My favorite. I really love apples but cook with Granny Smith and eat Fuji. Pretty photos as always..Happy Tuesday..Judy

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Jo, those apples look so delicious and beautiful! I wish I were right there with you to enjoy the delicious pie and apple butter! Yum!

I think apples are one of my very favorite fruits, and I am wild for good cider.

You are so blessed to have a plentiful supply!



Lynda (Granny K) said...

Wonderful fruit! I would gain pounds of weight though, cannot resist pie!

Julie Fukuda said...

Oh I love pie! Have your cake and eat it too but give me the pie!

Lorrie said...

Apple season is so wonderful! Apples are such a versatile fruit. Love the photo of your pie.

greenthumb said...

Yum o you will have to give me you apple butter recipe. Have a great weekend.

Small City Scenes said...

Apples!!!!! YUM! We have 18 apple trees and they are ripening as I speak. The Grvensteins are all in the freezer waiting to be pies this winter. the Akane are next and the now green Jonagolds will be turning red soon. What will I do with all of them. Any takers? MB

PS: how do you make the collages with the separate triangles? MB

Kay said...

Nice collages...and those pies look outrageously good! I'm about to start picking our gravensteins. Not sure how soon our fujis will be ready, and there's a branch of liberty apples that's looking good, too...all on one little tree!

Carla said...

Oh my this post is making me drool. Those pies look so yummy.
Great pics of the apple trees. Gorgeous.