Sunday, October 5, 2008

Comparing Apples to Walnuts?

And which type of tree is more prolific.

We have 1 smallish apple tress and 3 walnut trees in our garden since we've moved into our new house. And now that it's autumn, it's apple picking and walnut picking-up season. We've already picked quite a few apples from this rather prolific tree and enjoyed them as is or in crumbles. We've also already picked up 3 large bowls of walnuts from the ground.

But now the trees are really ready so we decided to go out yesterday and take advantage. We split up into teams and while hubby and eldest daughter picked apples, second daughter and I picked up nuts from among the leaves. We only had time to pick up the nuts from around 1 tree which of course means there are still nuts from 2 other trees lying around the garden waiting to be found.

The result of our efforts? You can see it in the photos.

Walnuts anyone?

19 comments:

Siansburys said...

WOW, what a haul mmmm :)

Art By MAR said...

Wow, that is a lot of apples! How great to have trees on your property, I love apples.

emma said...

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debsmuddle said...

I would so love some of your walnuts chichi

heather knitz said...

Gorgeous....you are so lucky to have those trees! How fun!

The Devil's Dance Floor said...

WOW! Sounds like a fun family activity!

ingermaaike said...

Ooooh fresh walnuts! Njummie. We planted 3 apple trees as soon as we moved in, hope they give fruit next year.

X by Leina Neima said...

yummy harvest...

creationsbyeve said...

Wow chichi that's awesome to have these trees, apples and walnuts!!!! yummie, I'm dreaming of applepies now :)

fleurfatale said...

ohhhh, I come to visti you when you make the crumble!!!!!

Star of the East said...

Alot of apple pies and walnut cakes coming up :)

Ravenhill said...

Good harvest! Lovely to see all those fresh picked goodies!

Tammy said...

I've never known anyone who had a walnut tree. That's pretty cool!

ArtMind said...

Wow, great loot you have in your garden! :)

LeAnne said...

I recently came across this recipe when I was looking for something to make for a fall potluck. They were yummy. Perfect for your recent harvest.

Apple Walnut Squares
Ingredients:
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 1/2 cups finely chopped peeled tart apples
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preparation:
In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar; beat in egg. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. (Dough will be stiff). Stir in the apples. Spread batter into a greased 13"x9 " baking pan. Combine brown sugar,walnuts,cinnamon and vanilla; sprinkle over batter. Bake at 350* for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool and cut into squares.Enjoy!

Kim's Life said...

Wow, am I jealous!!! Wish I had an apple tree or walnut tree...we (in Oklahoma) just have ugly red clay (not even brown or black soil). Luv your site!

kim* said...

wow what a great mix! are you ganna make some apple walnut pie this year?

BeckyKay said...

Those apples look wonderful! I'm a teensy bit jealous! :)

JK said...

Wonderful harvest!! So much!

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