The Apple Orchard
|This is just a quickie to show yous how we made out at a local apple orchard today. We got up early so we could have breakfast at this little diner we discovered last year when we were too early and the orchard wasn't open yet. The food was fabulous that visit.. I had a belgium waffle that was about 5 inches of fluffiness, my eggs were cooked perfectly (no slime!) and their homemade breakfast sausage links were better than any I had had before. Hubbs' breakfast was equally as good - although I can't quite remember what he had other than their homemade latkes, which he loved. This year, however, the diner is under new management and that's a crying shame. My eggs were cooking in that fake butter/oil stuff - so they had a very chemically taste to them (and there was slime to boot! ugh!) they don't have the previous owner's sausage and the waffle was uhmm.. 3 burnt pancakes. It seems our lil waitress "forgot" to tell me that the waffle iron was on the fritz so she just subbed pancakes, because "what's the difference?" Yeah. Hubbs ordered an scramble that included eggs (plus their shells.. bonus!) dried out corned beef and something that was suppose to be melted cheese but well.. it looked kinda like.. uhhh.. a body fluid. Needless to say, we both sent back our food, paid for our drinks and left. We ended up across the street at the local Dunkin' Donuts for coffee and a danish. Woo.|
But, thankfully, the horrible start of the day did not continue on with us. The orchard was busy but not so packed that we felt we had to rush. We tasted a bunch of different varieties and both chose a small bag of an eating apple - he got Macouns and I got Honeygolds. I also bought a 1/2 peck of Jonagolds to bake with. Two other fabulous finds were more Italian plums and some beautiful looking (and tasting!) Concord grapes.. I have plans for those grapes.. thanks to Ilva. ;)
After the orchard we stopped in at a new grocery store in a little town we travelled through and picked up a few items and some delicious artisan bread.. oh yeah baby.
The rest of the day was/is quiet and relaxing.. he's out fishing and I'm, well.. I'm on here boring the crap outta yas about my apple excursion. hee! Oh well.. at least we'll have a post or two comin' up using some of those apples and those grapes!
Hope everyone is having a great weekend =)