20 October, 2007

Honey Crisp Apples

We're back from Michigan, with our car trunk filled full of Honey Crisp apples to share with family and friends! This might be the best apple I've ever tasted, we learned about them while visiting a winery owned by Madonna's father (yes, THAT Madonna!) in Leland, MI last Sunday. The weather along the 45th parallel is perfect for growing this apple, that's what we were told... and it is certainly one perfect apple grown there; sweet, tart, and crisp all at the same time! We had great adventures while we were away, even some quilt-y ones! Stay tuned...

It sure will be good to sleep in our own bed tonight, Hannes agrees, he's happy that we're home too!

Life is Good!

15 comments:

Quilt Memories said...

Welcome back, glad you had a good time. We too, are at home.We also had a wonderful trip, visited lots of fabric shops. Haven't downloaded any of our pics yet. May get that done the first of the week.Anyway it is good to be home and in our own bed!

Marcie said...

It's that cold weather that makes the apples so crisp. Those apples are a buck a piece in the stores here! I hope you are getting a better price! Have fun!

meggie said...

Welcome home!
Those apples look wonderful.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Nothing like a fresh, crisp apple! My favorites are just after the 1st frost. Welcome home, glad to hear you had a good trip!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Pam said...

My favourite part of Autumn is the fresh apples. I've never heard of Honey Crisp - you will have to let us know all about how they are - but then what if they are really good and we can't get them in the west :((

Juliann in WA said...

We have honey crisp apples in Washington too and they are definately a treat. Last week we bought some apples to make cider - great stuff.

mamaspark said...

I like the Honey crisp but I LOVE fresh Romes! They are difficult to find though. The local orchard in Canton, MI grows the HC aples. They also have the BEST cider of anywhere I've ever had. I am glad you are home sefely.

Ancestor Collector said...

Welcome home! I was worried about you with all the reports of bad weather out there. Happy to know you had a great trip, and you're back in time to cheer on the Sox in game 7! ;-)

Shelina said...

Welcome back. I have a hard time remembering the different varieties of applles, but those do look good. I'll have to see if our grocery store sells them.

quiltteacher said...

Glad you are back safe and had such a good time.

Salem Stitcher said...

Glad you are back home safe! I can't wait to hear about all of your adventures. I have been away all week myself and cannot wait to sleep in my own bed. There's nothing like home!

Nan said...

Welcome home! Those apples are making my mouth water!! Yummy!

QuiltingFitzy said...

Honey Crisps have finally arrived in Arizona. Get this, they are $2.99/pound!!!!! I still eat them, even tho I pay less for GAS!!

Lived for 20 some-odd years in Michigan, you're making me homesick!

Glad you enjoyed my home state.

margot said...

Honey Crisps are my family's favorite and I pay the price while they are in season. I'm in Illinois and can get them at the grocery or a farmer's market. The only thing I've noticed is that they tend to bruise easily so I'm careful with them getting them home, washed and into the fruit basket.

atet said...

Mnnn...Honey Crisps, we get those at one of our local orchards...yumm!!!