Apples & Butterflies

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As much as it has become a tradition to go apple picking every year in September, it has also become a tradition to share the event here on Veggietown. Once a year we visit a near by apple farm to pick apples and enjoy the scenery of the area. This year we also got to meet lots of friendly butterflies. We had them on our shoulders, heads and hands!

The south of Sweden (where we live) is full of apple trees. There is also lots of fun places to visit if you want to experience the huge variety of local apples and the selection of local apple products. One of the most visited events is the yearly apple market in Kivik.

I love to cook and create things from apple, partly because of the local factor but also because it has so many possibilities. Right now we have ten kilos of apple that are waiting to be eaten and transformed into a yummy preserve. Lets fill the pantry for the coming season!

dsc_44870008The type of apple that we picked today is called Aroma. It is perfect to eat raw but also great for cooking and baking.

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dsc_4514003510 kilos coming up!

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dsc_45500071Picking and posing.

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dsc_45910112We also found autumn raspberries,…

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dsc_46050126…and pears. Next week the pears and more types of apples are ready for picking.

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Apple Picking – The Ultimate Autumn Tradition

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On a perfectly crisp and sunny autumn day we went to Glorias Äppelgård to pick apples and pears. This is the second year in a row and it has already become a tradition. Even though most supermarkets have a good selection of local apples, I believe it is more fun to pick my own!  And if you don’t happen to have a garden full of apple trees then maybe you are lucky enough to live close to an apple farm, just like we do. This place have several different kind of apples to choose from. We went for one that is good for cooking since we are planning to make a year’s supply of apple sauce (and one or two apple pies). At Glorias you may sit down inside the cafeteria and try one of their delicious apple treats or why not buy one of many canned apple creations and bring home?

The farm is beautiful and there are many curious things to see. We even found some raspberries that were still good to eat. If you happen to be in the area any time soon it is definitely worth a visit!

Here are a few pictures from last years visit!

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