Apple Oatmeal Bars

18 Aug

Apple season has just about arrived with early varieties such as Paula Red, Vista Bella and Ginger Gold.

After stumbling upon some Paula Reds at a farm stand this week, I decided to bake something sort of healthy, but also something that would undoubtedly make my house smell like fall. Apple oatmeal bars (via Diethood.com) seemed like just the thing.

Here they are.

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Carver Hill: A New Favorite

4 Oct

This past weekend I planned to head out to Stow, MA to visit Honey Pot Hill Orchards. I’ve heard a lot about this place, some good, some bad, but before my visit another friend recommended Carver Hill Orchard, which I was told has a more low-key vibe. Ultimately I decided to check out Carver Hill and was glad I did.

It was definitely not an ideal day to go apple picking, humid and misty rain throughout the day, but in the end it didn’t matter and I ended up discovering one of my favorite orchards.
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Apple Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

1 Oct

This recipe (that I got from Dragon’s Kitchen and veganized it) is dedicated to all my friends who have October birthdays, which is basically everyone I know. Happy Birthtober!

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Brookfield…stands the test of time

19 Sep

I thought a lot about writing this review leading up to my visit to Brookfield Orchards this past weekend. I knew going-in that this is my favorite orchard so how was I going to look at this place with a critical lense and an unbiased perspective?

I decided that the best approach is to try and review all of the elements that I have evaluated during my other orchard visits and see how Brookfield measures up. Not surprisingly, the result is a break down of what makes this orchard so great, year-after-year. Here we go!

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Apple Oatmeal Muffins

19 Sep

This is a simple recipe that will make your house smell incredible.

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Maple Apple Crisp

11 Sep

Have I mentioned that I like sweets? Well, yeah, so this recipe is a traditional apple crisp, but the tartness of the McIntosh apples is offset by pure maple syrup. Holy sweetness!

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Mack’s challenges expectations

11 Sep

I was prepared to be disappointed by the experience at Mack’s Apples. After all, I went there a few years ago on the recommendation of a close friend, and after having such a bad experience I vowed to never go there again. My return trip today, however, revised my impression of this expansive, yet great orchard.

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