Wednesday, October 5, 2011

apple overload

it was an apple picking sort of weekend.  i had heard about the Stone Barns Harvest Festival, but procrastinated too long and missed the chance to buy tickets.  who knew so many people would want to escape nyc and eat amazing food and hear popular (though, admittedly, sort of annoying) kids music?
as a consolation prize, we packed up and drove to yorktown heights, ny.  as we headed north, the skies darkened and rain began as we got on the taconic parkway.  but all was not lost.
we found a lovely little diner in yorktown-- and promptly ordered chicken souvlaki sandwiches and greek salads.  greek food in a greek diner is always a good bet.  it was delicious, and eliot sampled some black olives and cucumber.  this boy will eat just about anything!
we picked some lovely apples at wilkens farm-- cortland, empire and macoun are in season and just happen to be my favorites.  those sly teenage apple slingers upsold us on the cute wooden basket for picking, which meant that we exited the farm with more than a half bushel of apples.  ridiculous amount for a family of three, especially as one member has exactly 5 teeth.
chris has made apple sauce, making successful use of our food mill for the first time.  i plan to make an apple crisp.  i've brought a few to work to share with colleagues and to daycare for eliot's teachers.  we're going to have start handing out apples on the street to lighten our load.
yay fall!

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