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Thursday, October 21, 2010

With beautiful October weather, yesterday was the perfect day for a short drive! Mom and I headed out for Vanzant's Market and fruit farms !

When we came home from buying our half-bushel of Arkansas Black apples, and also a half peck of "seconds", I saw a package on the porch. It was the replacement pie plate by Homer Laughlin. [ In writing the previous post, I had come across one for sale, nearby in Joplin, MO. So birthday $$$$ again became an antique (1930's) pie plate.]

This pile of apples (in the pie plate above), Granny Smith and Arkansas Black variety, is destined to become a crumb top apple pie before too long! [We are having company tonight!]

More encyclopedic information about Arkansas Black apples.

Arkansas Black apples are tart and noticeably tannic (that's the feeling you get from red wine that makes your mouth feel like all the moisture has been sucked out of it). For people who crave a tart apple for snacking, there is no finer. They're also a perfectly decent baking apple.

Of course, some of these beauties will have to pose for my watercolors, along with the Cherokee Purple heirloom tomatoes! It truly is a wonderful world of colors!

With Mom's help, the pie was made! Yummmy!

Remaining apples posed peacefully for the artist!

1 comment:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I ate an Arkansas Black apple with my lunch today...or slices of one! They are huge! Sounds like a nice trip to the apple orchard! Enjoy your day! ♥

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