…Is a good thing isn’t it? It’s a great fruit, delicious and healthy, crisp and juicy…but it’s not just one apple a day. Not even just one each for every member of the family a day. Those of you blessed as we are with apple trees must be used to this annual abundance and you’ll understand the change it has brought to each day’s first garden vista!
Outside each morning on the lawn there’s a new scattering of happily ripened cookers accompanied by a few creature-infested or completely rotten ones too. If they’re not quickly gathered up there’s soon a new lawn decoration; hocky-stick-smashed, tennis-racket-mashed or sword-slashed apple pieces as the boys get hold of them.
There was a time – before we had an apple tree – when my family were thrilled by Apple Crumble; a little apple and cinnamon with porridge helped it go down and Continental Apple Cake was greeted with delighted cries of ‘CAKE!’ from even the smallest of our clan…but I don’t think I’m the only one feeling a little weary of my limited apple repertoire.
So my plan is to enlist your help!
Would you share your favourite apple recipes with me here on our family blog?
I guess you’ll have to copy and paste them into the little comments box, or if you have my email, email them to me and then I’ll post them up with appropriate credits (!) and give feedback on how they went down with my little troop.
I suspect that there are quite a few of you who may be dissapearing under the ever-rising apple tide and perhaps we’ll all be able to benefit each other with our recipes and see the harvest through with joy and generosity.
All recipes received with thanks in advance and tingling tastebuds!