Tuesday, October 25, 2011

apple addiction

So my kitchen sink is still incredibly full of dirty dishes.

If that’s not a sign of a happy weekend of cooking, I’m not sure what is. There were chocolate chip pancakes, goat cheese and spinach quesadillas, and creamy carrot soup…for starters.

And while my last trip to the apple orchard was slightly unsuccessful [in terms of picking apples], this trip to Robinette’s was pretty awesome.

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Of course, when my partner in crime and I picked the bag that was supposed to hold 20 apples, our first priority was to make sure we got at least 30 in the bag (31 for the win, thankyouverymuch).

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So many delicious things to do with apples, but classic apple pie just seemed fitting. Needless to say, this recipe provides quite the sugar high.

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Sunday morning post church ritual has become coffee and/or breakfast at a local diner. Usually I have eaten breakfast by this time, so anything I choose to eat I label “second breakfast.”  This puzzles my friends…and then they tease me for eating cinnamon rolls or chocolate chip pancakes because they know I’m a dietitian. As if I eat salads for breakfast or something. Puh-lease.

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I also drank some powerful coffee (why is hole-in-the-wall-diner coffee 60 billion times stronger than regular coffee?!) that turned my 3.5 mile run into a 6.5 mile run. It’s officially fall running season.

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btdubs:: i need apple recipes because i still have apples galore in my fridge. i want your best strudels, salads, etc. give me the tops, friends. what’s your fave way to use apples?

18 comments:

  1. Yay for apples and fall running!!

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  2. coffee is so powerful when it comes to running! I always run after a coffee shot in the morning!
    I love fresh picked apples so much that they go too fast to think about what to do with them. :)

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  3. I love anything with apples in them! Green apples are my fave.
    I like adding chopped apples to oatmeal, yogurt messes and muffins :)

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  4. looks like you're making the perfect use of those apples!

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  5. I highly recommend sneaking some apple into your next grilled cheese sandwich--so good!

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  6. Oh I'm so jealous!! I miss apples with a passion. I used to eat one every day, which is probably why I was chronically bloated. I will just look at the apples and the apple pie with jealous puppy eyes.....

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  7. Oh please tell me you've watched The Lord of the Rings movies! This is about how I feel when I hang out with anyone who doesn't eat as much as I do: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDWR-dOjDA0

    How apropos that he tosses him an apple! =)

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  8. Yay for fall! I love apples too, but sadly I'm with Gina on the bloat factor. It is so crazy how diner coffee shop coffee is soooo strong! I always end up with the shakes if I drink more than a cup. Love second breakfasts, especially after bike rides :)

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  9. check my blog tomorrow--got an apple recipe headed your way :)

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  10. wow you cook so well for yourself! i love dirty dishes. just don't like cleaning them :)

    now i need to go apple picking. miss going when i was in michigan! check out the apple bloghop on my blog and you'll see over 60 recipe posts! http://juniakk.blogspot.com/2011/10/apple-bloghop-gf-quinoa-apple-muffins.html

    have a great day Emily!

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  11. I can relate to apple addiction and it's hard to beat a delicious, classic apple pie. Yum!

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  12. thanks for visiting my blog...SO nice to meet other local bloggers! Robinettes rocks - great apples and awesome trails to run on! :) Have a lovely weekend!

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  13. fun i want a second breakfast no apples recipe I need to learn some myself

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  14. Apple pie is on my list for sure, and maybe baked apples! sooo very fall :)

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  15. I really need to go apple picking, but I saw that if I want to go now I need to find my own Japanese translator to schedule my reservation or something. I live in the Aomori prefecture and they grow some of the most amazing apples you will ever see/try. In fact, I crave apples now. I am happy just eating them plain, but I do like a good apple fritter (says the dietitian!).

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  16. hmmm nom nom nom - love that! looks delicious and a delightful time! I love apple crisps

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  17. Oh that apple pie looks so good! I went apple picking a few weeks ago and still have a half bushel for baking purposes... I think I'm adding pie to the list!

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