Sunday, October 25, 2009
Autumn is my favorite time of year in Boston. New England is beautiful when the leaves are changing colors. I love to go outside and stand under a brightly colored tree, lean way back, and look up through the tree branches. Especially at night, when the street light is illuminating the leaves. These are some trees in my neighborhood:
I went Apple Picking this weekend. It's a traditional New England Autumn activity. The orchards around Boston are full of all sorts of apples. They sell empty bags at a fixed price, and then you wander the orchards, and fill up the bag with apples to take home. You can taste test a bit too while walking around. My friend and I had fun comparing all the different types of apples. Some are sweet and juicy, some are tart, and some are mild with a grainy texture.
A lot of the apples had already fallen off the trees, and were piled up on the ground all over the orchard. Many had rolled down a hill into a pond, and I took a cool photo of apples floating amongst lily pads. I'd never seen that before:
So now I have a bag of apples to eat my way through. Tonight I made an apple pie. The crust was the hardest part to make properly, but it came out delicious. It's a traditional New England Autumn food. If you are interested in trying to bake one, there is a good recipe here: http://www.myhomecooking.net/apple-pie/
But in the meantime, I'll happily share a piece with you right here! Enjoy! :)