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.
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!ReplyDelete
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.Delete
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!ReplyDelete
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. :)Delete
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. xxDelete
Good morning-oh I love fall and apples and those candies look delish--I can almost smell the roses in soap-that will we awesomeReplyDelete
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.Delete
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! KerrieReplyDelete
Hi Kerrie! I'm so glad you enjoy my ramblings and photos. I consider my readers great friends. :)Delete
Mmmm, these turtles look delicious !ReplyDelete
Thank you, I love those turtles. Thank you for stopping by. :)Delete
Happy Fall to you! I enjoyed the photos, especially the cute sheep. The chocolates look yummy. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week!ReplyDelete
Good Morning, Eileen! Thank you for visiting and Happy Sunday to you, too. :)Delete
Happy Monday, I wanted to thank you for your visit and comments on my blog. Have a great new week!Delete
Hello! Finally had a few minutes to blog. I’ve missed all my blogging friends. How wonderful to catch with you today. Happy fall!ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh-that shepp :)ReplyDelete
Wow! That painted sheep is awesome! The chocolates look delicious. Thanks for sharing the lovely fall photos.ReplyDelete
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
So fun making goodies with the apples, and having the handy apple peeler really makes a difference! Your apple lady was so cute! I wonder how they got that sheep to stay still long enough to be painted, lol!ReplyDelete
These photos make me miss home! This is my backyard. That sheep is crazy cool! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!ReplyDelete