Fall…what can I say it’s not my favorite time of the year because cold air comes around the corner. When you think of fall…you think of orange, brown, leaves, Halloween, etc. I think of Apples…I don’t normally eat apples unless they are cooked…weird but true. This month join my fab girls and I as we explore whats hot..this Fall (I had to put that hot in somewhere)
Apples…so many things we can do with them during the fall season. Here is what I like to do…….
- Make Apple Pie of course….It took me a few years to perfect that thing. My grandma made her apple pie so good and she passed away before I could get the recipe. My mom never perfected my grandma’s recipe and it took me a few years to get it just right. It’s still not my grandma’s but it will do.
2. Next if you get tired of Apple Pie you can Make Apple Fritters Waffles...we made these last year for the first time……OMG…A Must try
3. Apple Candles (Image Ehow) I never thought about making these until earlier this year when I went over to a friends house and the house smelled glorious I begged her to tell me the name of the scent so I could go get it…it was actually an apple candle. A must try!
4. So most people do Apple Cider but I love Apple tea….
- 3 cups of water
- ½ apple or ½ cup of minced apples (choose a delicious nice tasting apple)
- 1 inch cinnamon stick or (1/8 tsp cinnamon powder)
- ½ inch ginger piece or dry ginger powder as needed
- 1 tbsp. Lemon juice (optional, if apples not sour)
- ½ tsp tea powder or leaves or 2 tea bags (use as needed)
- Honey or sugar as desired
- Add all the ingredients except sugar and apples to a deep pot and boil till it reduces to 2 cups.
- While the tea is brewing, wash, peel and mince the apple to pieces.
- Off the stove, add these minced apple pieces and cover the pot with a lid. Do not disturb for 5 mins. After 5 mins, strain the apple tea and add sugar. If it doesn’t remain hot, you can just heat up again. If you wish you can eat up the mushy warm apple too.
5. Go pick them….if you live in Atlanta there is a few apple orchards you could visit my favorite one