There's just something about Fall that instills in me the overwhelming desire to bake something!
We went apple picking last weekend at a local organic apple farm that offered the widest variety of apples I've ever seen at any one orchard. The apples were spotty and we had to pass many of them by due to numerous worm holes, but the ones we brought home were juicy and just perfect for pie-making. Ah, the sweet, irresistible smell of baking apples! We waited with anticipation for the pie to reach perfection in the oven, and when it was done baking I served it steaming hot with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. Delicious!
* Floral pottery plate, in the 'Pansy Blue' pattern, handmade by Greig Pottery Ltd., Gagetown, New Brunswick. For more information visit www.greigpottery.com