DECORATING THE KITCHEN ISLAND WITH FRESH PICKED ORCHARD APPLES. THE OLD ENAMELWARE PAN IS OVERFLOWING WITH SWEET DELICIOUS MICHIGAN FRUIT.
I thought I’d better share with you my apple haul before all the Christmas décor comes out and fall is left in the dust. I’m making our fruit bowl part of the kitchen décor right now. There’s no room in the refrigerator for all these apples so making them look pretty on the counter is part of my plan.
Every year hubby and I pick more than we can eat and those that are starting to be past their prime get turned into apple chips. They make for a sweet healthy snack and I’d just as soon have them over potato chips any day.
Did you happen to notice how imperfect the apples are? We picked strictly from the organic trees this year and I didn’t notice how much smaller and oddly shaped they can be. It really hit me when I was grocery shopping and noticed all the pretty, shiny, perfectly formed apples in the produce section.
Wanting one to eat on my way home I started looking over them only to notice all the apples were from Washington. Why the heck would we import them from Washington when Michigan produces it’s own apples? That struck me as crazy and not very cost effective but what do I know?
I know in the blogging world it’s time to get my Christmas tree up and deck the halls but I’m holding off for now. If and when the mood strikes me I’ll get after it. Whatever it will be is going to be on the simple natural side.
I have a few ideas floating around in my head, most include collecting things from outdoors so once we have a nice day I’ll start getting those things around. So far we’ve already had snow twice in the past week. My hubby and boys are glad they can’t wait to go north and snowmobile. I used to go but now I say leave me home and I’ll get work done around the cabin.
Here’s more apple ideas you may have missed, just click the links below each photo to be taken to the complete post!