Why is this plate empty? Because it's the best apple!
Hey, hey, hey! I found myself a new USB cord and have past photographic blogging material to catch up on. As I've mentioned, last weekend I went to the Portland Nursery's Apple Festival for the third year in a row. There were over 60 varities of locally grown apples and pears for tasting!
I've have an all time favorite apple in place since I went apple picking as a young girl in New York, but I'm open to others. McIntosh, McIntosh, McIntosh is the winner in my heart.
Living in Portland I'm spoiled again with the freaking multitude of local apples from here and nearby Washington. No offense, but this girl is not eating an apple shipped from New Zealand any time soon.
Zelda, apples and asian pears
Strawberryrock tries an apple or two or forty.
The Juiciest red pear in sampling.
Applefest also includes a scarecrow contest. Last year my favorite was the Beeker, from the Muppets. This year, I don't know whether I am impressed or
simply creeped out by this entry -
They're abandoned baby scarecrows!, dropped off at the Nursery to be raised. I should feel bad, but instead I'm worried about nightmares.
My favorite pears were Asian - Twentieth Century and Shinseiki. I had two today already, swoon. I also picked up a couple other varieties of apples for 89 cents/lb besides McIntosh - tart ones, naturally. This weekend is the final festival weekend, if you're in the area and are looking to go!
The next day, I went with friends to the final day of milkshake season at Sip, the all vegan & organic milkshake, smoothie and juice cart outside of People's Coop. Daily soups and hot cocoa varities coming this week!
Peanut Butter meets Cookies and Creme Milkshake, with Soy Whip
What a fucking indulgence.
My brother, with his Orange Julius Banana Smoothie.
He's back in NY and missed. This same night he helped cook dinner and a homemade apple pie for friends, more on that on the next MoFo!
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