Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Bloomin' Tuesday...


Temps in the 100's for weeks on end may have put corn crops in other parts of the country in difficult circumstances, but in Colorado we've seen bumper crops of heat-loving fruits and veggies. Warmer than usual weather has produced crops that are at least two weeks ahead of their usual production schedule. Our fruit trees have certainly benefited from the hot weather and the rain that we {thankfully} received in July.


Last night we had just enough time before it began sprinkling, to pick our first bowl of these luscious apples. I'll turn this batch into applesauce, and this weekend I'll make some into a homemade apple pie. This variety is "Granny Smith" so it's perfect for cooking and baking. Delicious!


I love having fruit trees and a veggie garden in our yard. There's something wonderful about stepping outside and picking a bowl of fresh fruit or vegetables. The difference in taste and texture between fresh produce and produce we buy in the stores is enormous!



 
Linked to:
Bloomin' Tuesday @ Ms. Green Thumb Jeans
Garden Tuesday @ Sidewalk Shoes


12 comments:

Yael Ben-Ari said...

Your apples look wonderful. I don't have fruit to harvest other than strawberries and blueberries, but we sure benefit from the many orchards here in the Willamette Valley in Oregon. Lots of fruit to be bought and turned into jams, pies and a good crunch on an apple.

Yael from Home Garden Diggers

pasqueflower said...

Love those perfect green apples. I hope to make it to the Apple Jack Festival in Nebraska City next month.

kr said...

Beautiful apples! I wish I could take a bite via the picture. What kind are they? You're right, apples in the store are paltry. Nothing like a nice crunchy, flavorful, and juicy apple to bite into.

Darla said...

How blessed you are to harvest apples!

Handy Andy said...

Food grown with love will nourish us in a way that food grown for money never can. The difference is so great you can taste it! What kind of apples are these?

Suzanne said...

This variety is Granny Smith!

Anesha said...

Those apples look wonderful! Thank you for your tutorial for the kindle case, I made one today!

daisy said...

Uh, what time should I stop by for the apple pie? What a blessing to have apples growing in your yard. Too hot here. Enjoy!

Jean said...

Beautiful looking apples! I can almost taste them! Jean

Pam said...

I can almost smell those gorgeous apples from here! Thank you for linking up!

Chris said...

What a blessing to have an apple tree in your yard...and a Granny Smilth at that! They look like they are absoulutely the juciest and most delicious, just picture perfect Enjoy !!!

Becky Elmuccio said...

They look wonderful! What a nice treat to have out in the yard.