Apple Tablescape

September has arrived, and although it is technically still summer, Labor Day weekend marks the beginning of autumn for me.  This is the weekend of the Apple Festival, our biggest event of the year.  I have posted about this festival in years past, click on Apple Festival 2014 and Apple Festival 2015 to see the …

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Honey Crisp Applesauce with Cinnamon

When went to the Apple Festival, we came home with far too many apples. It is easy to do when they all look so scrumptious! However, we cannot eat them all fast enough (I like apples with peanut butter), and even baking Caramel Apple Coffee Cakes didn't use them all. The ones that were left …

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Apple Festival 2015

This weekend is the Apple Festival in my small town of Hendersonville, North Carolina. I have a great time here every year, looking at the wonderful craft vendors that line the streets, enjoying the various entertainments, but most of all visiting the apple grower's booths. Last year I showed you lots of close up apple …

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Apple Cake Donuts

Other than pumpkin, it is apples that have the taste of autumn.  So, here are apple donuts on a pumpkin plate.  These apple cake donuts are lightly spiced with cinnamon, and have a fresh apple flavor in a really moist donut, perfect for a weekend treat. I have been trying to get this recipe right …

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Apple Festival 2014

One of the highlights of the year around here is the annual Apple Festival held every Labor Day Weekend.  It is four days of fun, three with vendors and shows on the stage in front of the courthouse, and then the King Apple Parade on Monday. Henderson county grows 85% of the apples in the …

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Dog Days of August

It was a cool morning in August last Sunday, so I did a little garden cleanup.  I needed to do some weeding, and clean out the dead flower spikes from the day lilies.  I am pleased with the flowers this year, but the vegetables have been a complete bust.  In case you all think I …

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