Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Apple Picking Fun & 5 Vegan Apple Recipes

apple picking at Avalon Orchards (organic) in Innisfil, Ontario

Oh wonderful, wonderful fall, if you could please stick around just a teeny bit longer! More sunny, bountiful days with trees full of ripe apples might just be enough to get me through winter. We were fortunate to have some free time to go apple picking with family and friends a couple of weeks ago. We headed to Avalon Orchards in Innsifil, Ontario, where you can pick your own certified organic apples.

apple picking at Avalon Orchards (organic) in Innisfil, Ontario

It was a nice outing for us all - including the kids, their cousins and a friend. Everybody pitched in to fill our bags with gorgeous organic apples.

apple picking at Avalon Orchards (organic) in Innisfil, Ontario

How beautiful are bunches of fresh apples on the tree?

apple picking at Avalon Orchards (organic) in Innisfil, Ontario

Here's my boy with his eldest cousin. There is a four-year age difference between them, but they get along famously, partly because they both have fun, mischievous sides.

apple picking at Avalon Orchards (organic) in Innisfil, Ontario

One of my husband's lovely sisters.

apple picking at Avalon Orchards (organic) in Innisfil, Ontario


apple picking at Avalon Orchards (organic) in Innisfil, Ontario

apple picking at Avalon Orchards (organic) in Innisfil, Ontario

apple picking at Avalon Orchards (organic) in Innisfil, Ontario

My girl and her new braces. (Two kids in braces now - equals a monthly payment that could buy a car!)

apple picking at Avalon Orchards (organic) in Innisfil, Ontario

I am missing Avalon Orchards already. I think it's time to search out a great pumpkin farm where we can stroll through fields, hopefully enjoy a bit of sunshine and pick out the perfect pumpkins while soaking in nature's beauty.



5 vegan recipes featuring apples - use your abundance of fresh-picked #apples to make a wonderful dessert or a #healthy #juice. #vegan some #glutenfree

If you find yourself with an abundance of apples following your visit to the apple farm (or the grocery store!), may I humbly suggest making one of these five vegan recipes with apples? Clockwise from bottom left (above), try this healthy Pom Pom Juice with apples, pomegranates, cherries and plums; a Pineapple Spinach Smoothie benefits from fibre-rich apples; this decadent Apple Fritter Cake is a tribute to my favourite donut; freshly juiced apples are the base of this Strawberry Lemonade Juice recipe; this Apple Crisp with a Twist pairs apples and strawberries for a yummy yet healthy dessert.

Have you been apple picking this year? What do you like to make with apples?









 

6 comments:

  1. Hey Jo I hope you have time to whip up a couple apple pies on Sat for Thanksgiving, completely off topic I love your jeans and boots your wearing where did you get them?

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    1. I'll make a pie if I get a chance! The jeans are really old and I can't remember where I got the boots. If it comes back to me I'll tell ya!

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  2. Lovely! We're getting closer to going berry picking, though the place I had in mine has some bad reviews (as I just discovered) so I better search out a new place! We might be looking at braces here too soon, and wondering how much it will cost!

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    1. I never thought to check for reviews of a farm! Enjoy berry picking!

      The braces are going to cost...a lot. :(

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  3. How fun! This time of year is the best :)

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