I have lots of apples growing in the backyard of my rental house. Red ones....
And green ones...
They have been espaliered along the side fence but have not had any attention or pruning done to them for a few years. They are overloaded with apples, unfortunately also with codling moth (but I just cut those bits out).
There are 3 varieties: granny smith, golden delicious and a red variety I don't know the name of.
The granny smith are still too green to eat (I tried one this morning) but the golden delicious are ready so I cooked some up today to eat with my quinoa, goat yoghurt and honey that I have for breakfast every morning.
It was so nice to be able to pick them off the tree and bring inside and cook up.
Can't get much fresher than that!!
I think the red variety are not quite ready yet either. And the best thing is they have not had sprays or pesticides used on them (hence the pests!!)
Looks like I won't need to buy apples for awhile :)
Also finally made the lemon poppy seed loaf using quinoa flour that I mentioned at the end of THIS post.
It's nice... but the texture and flavour are a bit different than normal wheat flour. I have another recipe using wheat flour which I will try also. I do love the taste of the poppy seeds and lemon together.
And I'm getting back to basics reading my Grass Roots magazine...
Have a happy and productive day!!