Apple Picking at Nashoba Valley Winery

I love apples and I love wine. Put them together at a gorgeous winery and orchard and you have a fabulous fall morning. That’s what I did over the weekend with two of my favorite foodie friends, Elizabeth and Jess, wine, and crunchy Cortland (my fav!) apples picked right off the tree.

We enjoyed a wine tasting, and I purchased a tasty blueberry merlot.

And after picking a peck, we packed a picnic (say that 5 times fast). We feasted on spicy chickpeas, sweet guacamole, corn salsa, potato samosa filling, and Food Should Taste Good chips.

Now that I’ve got a big bag ‘o crisp apples, I’m looking for a new recipe to make with them. I can go with the old standard crisp or apple cake, but would love new ideas. What’s your favorite way to enjoy apples?

8 Comments

  1. Posted September 27, 2010 at 11:41 am | Permalink

    I love all the fall colors in your photos! I also love wine tasting, my husband and I go a few times a year. But we haven’t done any apple picking yet – now I have to put that on my list, it looks so fun!

  2. Posted September 27, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    I couldn’t help myself. I woke up early this morning to make an apple crisp (instead of a chocolate cake) for my dad’s birthday. I’ve been dreaming about taking a small spoonful of it all day!!!! Thanks for a gorgeously fun time.

  3. Posted September 27, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Permalink

    Oh so much fun! Wish I was there! I love Nashoba! Beautiful pics:)

  4. Posted September 27, 2010 at 10:56 pm | Permalink

    It was such a perfect day and introduction to apple picking! thank you so much!

  5. Posted September 28, 2010 at 2:45 am | Permalink

    Wow Janel. I’ve done the winery tour with cheese tasting. But wine and apples is inspired! Looks like a great day. Beautiful photos.

  6. Crash Course Cardiologist
    Posted September 28, 2010 at 9:01 am | Permalink

    How gorgeous … what a great idea!

  7. Tara
    Posted September 28, 2010 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

    Hi Janel! I was trying to think of a good place to go apple picking so thanks for reminding me about Nashoba! This weekend, I just had homemade pizza topped with thinly sliced apples – yum! There was also squash, fake bacon, cheddar and mozzarella cheese on the pizza…cooking light this month has a whole section on apples too…
    Definitely want to try the coconut ice cream in my mom’s ice cream maker… We used to have an old wooden one that she had from her parents…its fun to make!
    Thanks!

  8. Janel
    Posted September 29, 2010 at 7:12 am | Permalink

    Hi Tara – that pizza sounds sooooo good! I love the sweet/savory combo and all the fall flavors!

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