Q: How many seeds does a teacher plant in a lifetime?
A: Too many to count.
That lone seed looks like it is floating to me!
There are lots of teacher gifts with apples and seeds and sweet sayings but I was thinking about how often a teacher sees the fruit of one’s labors from the years of teaching in the classroom.
A few days ago I posted Erika and two of the grandkids walking in the apple orchard.
Then Steve’s art on the mantel with the Granny Smith apple.
Just for fun I did a google search – Apple and rutheh. Quite a few photos of apples or some form of apples appeared in the results. Many apple photos over the years of blogging. Some other fruit appeared and even some tomatoes as I scrolled down. Here are a few examples of apple photos from previous posts.
There is the Before they Get to the Store post showing how Honey Crisps are grown in Washington.
An early blog post from August 2009 Anna is 15 now
Like a science experiment. Drastic temperature change. Anna (5) said “Get your camera and take a picture. You could win a prize!”
So this is what it looks like when “the bottom falls out”!
Real fruit and Fake fruit in Hardy Virginia. https://rutheh.com/2017/09/09/apple-picking-and-farm-market-checkout-line/
In addition to ice cream, I love to eat fruit. I know there are people who do not. This fruit bowl was so inviting. Bought three kinds of apples after sampling each and also the golden Mirabellen.
A different kind of apple store- Apfelgalerie, Berlin.
Apple parked downtown. Found on Penn Avenue at 13th Street, around the corner from the Heinz History Center.
Apple Nut Torte served on a piece of slate at Kochhaus in Schoenberg, Berlin. I asked if there were a cookbook for sale with the recipe and unfortunately there was not.
Three photos-variations on Fruit- pastries, a bowlful and a single red apple.
Mark brought a pastry box filled with “fruits” from Mozart’s Austrian Cafe down on High Street in Columbus. The peach had marzipan inside. I checked out their menu and plan to get a piece of apple strudel before I return to Pittsburgh. Their dessert descriptions are enticing. You can eat in their restaurant, too. Piano bar.
Gluten free Tortes available
A traditional Hungarian torte, the Esterhazy is made from individually baked layers of flourless almond meringue filled with a rum-infused almond buttercream, and decorated with a distinct chocolate striped pattern. 7″, $35, Decorated $40
And at Mark and Erika’s home, on the same kitchen counter as the pastries sat a large wooden bowl filled with fresh fruit.
I chose one to wash and cut up into slices.
Yes, it’s winter. Seriously cold winter.
What better time to bake apples?
I used my sister’s method and added a few tablespoons of Balsamic vinegar in the bottom which I later spooned onto the apples’ core opening. Nothing else. No cinnamon or raisins or butter or sugar. Granny Smiths snd Balsamic vinegar.
I used an apple shaped Glasbake Vintage baking dish (a gift from Molly) and baked them at 350F for an hour.
The kitchen was warm from the oven and the whole house smelled delicious. Looks like an electric element but it’s gas.
Cherry Tomatoes courtesy of Deb and Sy
Honey Crisp Apple season and the orchard was open for picking. You could get a big bag or a small. We got one of each
Laura drove us out to Lynd Farm in Pataskala Ohio. Charlie got to pick his first apple. It didn’t take long to fill our bags. The first checkout you are in your car and you pop your trunk so they can check to make sure you’re not loading up on Apples without paying.
At the market we bought little pumpkins, apple butter and some yellow cherry tomatoes and zucchini plus a bag of “seconds” – Macintosh- to make applesauce.
And there were long checkout lines so we waited – there’s our challenge word again Waiting
Maura took this one. Looks like a mountain instead of a cloud
And a Photo credit to Anna for the pic of Lala looking over her shoulder