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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Fall in the Foothills

We had a frosty morning on Monday that left most of the morning glories limp. I had taken this photo last month on a
balmy 80°F day.

The Grands and I made our annual pilgrimage to Kyle Carver Orchards in Cosby, Tenn.

  We had lunch in the restaurant then, as usual, we bought more apples than we should have.  ;)

This handy apple peeler-corer-slicer made quick work of the preparations for apple butter and fried apples.  It has a lever that draws the rubber pad on the bottom up so it will suction to a countertop or other solid surface and remain stationary during use.

Love my kitchen tools.

Before we traveled to Virginia for the wedding that I'd made the mints for, I made turtles to add some culinary interest to the 4-hour trip.

The recipe is here if you're interested in making them for the holidays or just because they are sooo delicious.

The recipe makes a lot of them so you can half it if you like.

These rose petals are from our Peach Drift Roses, and they smell divine.  I plan to use them in the next batch of soap I make.

Dyed sheep graze in pastures in Bathgate, Scotland for tourists to photograph and buzz about.
Hope you are having a lovely fall.

15 comments:

  1. I love the face you made from the apple and the peelings. We've been to that orchard and restaurant ourselves. The restaurant is a nice place to sit and enjoy the views...not to mention the food. The turtles look scrumptious. Tell those fall colors to hang on another week or so!

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    1. Thank you, Linda. The restaurant was really crowded when we were there as it's become such a popular spot. Back when we first started going it was nearly empty each time and so peaceful. The girls and I managed to arrive just in time to get a window table. We haven't been in the park lately; I do hope the color will be good this year.

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  2. Oh my goodness! Those rose petals are going to be amazing in your next batch of soap, Toni. Did you make your apple butter in a crock pot or the oven? OR did you do it outside in an apple butter kettle? Fun times!

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    1. Hi Dianna! My apple butter recipe is one from an older Ball canning book. I just add the spices called for and cook it on top the stove until it will mound up on a spoon without dripping. It's delicious, and I know it's lack-luster, but I just make it in my largest Farberware pot. :)

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    2. Thank you for sharing about how you do your apple butter, Toni. Our supply is starting to dwindle. I have an old Ball Blue Book so I will check that out. xx

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  3. Good morning-oh I love fall and apples and those candies look delish--I can almost smell the roses in soap-that will we awesome
    Happy Fall!

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    1. Hi Kathy! I love fall, too, especially the food associated with it. I can't wait to make soups and stews when the weather cools down again.

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  4. I love your blog so much! I would like the recipe for the turtles, looks yummy! I too love the apple face with peel hairdo-ha! Kerrie

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    1. Hi Kerrie! I'm so glad you enjoy my ramblings and photos. I consider my readers great friends. :)

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  5. Mmmm, these turtles look delicious !

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    1. Thank you, I love those turtles. Thank you for stopping by. :)

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  6. Happy Fall to you! I enjoyed the photos, especially the cute sheep. The chocolates look yummy. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week!

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    1. Good Morning, Eileen! Thank you for visiting and Happy Sunday to you, too. :)

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    2. Happy Monday, I wanted to thank you for your visit and comments on my blog. Have a great new week!

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  7. Hello! Finally had a few minutes to blog. I’ve missed all my blogging friends. How wonderful to catch with you today. Happy fall!

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