I have a love/hate relationship with apples. They’re available pretty much all year long here in England and Rich has been buying bags of them more or less every week for weeks and even possibly years. Now, I know they say one apple a day keeps the doctor away and that’s probably true but surely whoever said that didn’t mean an apple a day every day for your entire existence! As you might have guessed, I ended up growing sick of them quite quickly and letting Rich eating them on his own. Instead I tried very hard to only purchase fruits that were in season so I would never get a chance to get bored of them. In case you’re wondering, it worked! I no longer hate apples.
This season, they’re making their big return and I’m actually quite excited about it. After all, they’re packed with benefits. They boost your immune system, give you whiter teeth and are low in calories so they’re good if you’re trying to control your weight a little.
To embrace fully their return, I decided to make a little bit of a autumnal adventure out of it. Rich and I went to this Pick-Your-Own fruit farm in Norwich called the White House Farm. I previously blogged about it in this post when we went picking various berries back in June. It’s a beautiful and magical place to be, and especially when you’re there completely on your own. We gambled happily in the orchard, picking the most beautiful apples we could find and plotting which scrumptious recipes we’d use them for. So far, it’s a close tie between apple turnovers, apple & pear compotes or jam and apple crumble. Watch this space, the best recipes will make their way to the blog!
Benji’s in Jarrold