To be honest, 98°F and sunshine is not really the weather that you want to have when you go to Apple Hill. It’s October, 1 after all and it’s really time for some fall weather, but it looks like we have to wait for that for a little while longer. The weather forecast for this week still keeps us well into the 90’s. Not that I am complaining that I can still wear short and flipflops, you know, but when I go to Apple Hill, I am thinking of warm apple cider and apple pie.
We headed up into the Foothills on Saturday anyway. We first had brunch at the Buttercup Pantry in Placerville. The potatoes were especially delicious.
Then we headed to the Apple hill farms and it was quite busy for the beginning of the harvest season. Pumpkins were out, too.
One of the farm hands out (free!) apple spirals and I had two. They were delicious. I also tried
a hundred many different jams and jellies, all made with one or another kind of apple. Did you know that there are more than 50 different kinds of apples? I had no idea. I maybe would have been able to name ten, if that!
One apple farm also had animals and the llamas were particularly entertaining. They were not shy at all and looked so funny with their puffs of hair on their heads.
My personal favorite, however, was a little donkey. He was so cute!
Inspired by the delicious treats they were selling at the farms, we bought a bunch of Golden Delicious apples and I made homemade apple strudel on Sunday (recipe to follow).
Other good things this weekend:
a new book on my nook ♥ a nap ♥ scrabble night ♥ sitting on the balcony ♥ iced tea ♥ gym time ♥ fresh bread ♥ sleeping in ♥ a movie night ♥ coffee ♥