Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The apple of my taste.....

It's this time of the year again when days are still warm in the morning and get chilly in the evening. The almond picking has started in the valley; soon most families will start making their own sweet wine called el mosto. I could drink a whole jug of it but it's quite treacherous so I usually keep to one glass.
There is no autumn as such here in Andalusia. The locals say aqui pasamos directamente del verano al invierno...here we go directlly from summer to winter...well it's not exactly true but we take pleasure in saying que frio hace por la mañana...ya se ha ido el verano! It's cold in the morning...summer is gone!

This morning I went to the market only to get a glimpse of the red and yellow heaps of various apples. I don't know why but I always see apples as a happy fruit just like cherries or apricots. May be because it's round and has several varieties.

I'm contemplating to make tarte tatin over the week end to get in the autumnal mood.....

pics : me

20 comments:

Kay said...

I love the change of season, the 'in-between' seasons being the most uplifting of them all

Steph said...

Do you make apple pies in Spain? I used to have an apple tree when I lived in California, and I made everything from pies to apple wine. Yum!

Linda Sue said...

Glad to see that you are feeling better- good as new? Able to go to market and buy a fat apple! They are so abundant here that they just rot on the ground- tons of them! The bees are all drunk!
Cheers, Lala- glad you are better!

Susana said...

Hola Lala! A mi también me gusta mucho el cambio de las estaciones, especialmente porque durante los años que pasamos en Malasia, no las teníamos! Ahora ya hace fresquito por las mañanas y por las noches,pero durante el día todavía podemos comer al aire libre o pasear. Es la temperatura que más me gusta.

ewix said...

Yes, always something cheerful about apples!
and a little naughty too.
So glad you are feeling better
and taking lovely photos to share with us all.
Hugs from NY

Gillian said...

Yay you are back! So happy :)
Yes, autumn is lovely here...you guys go straight to winter? What is winter like in Paradise? Hmmm? xoxo

Sara said...

I love those whimsical little chairs for the apples to sit on! Apples are beautiful in every way...aren't all the colors and streaks amazing.

David Engel said...

Hello Lala!

So nice to see you again! And where did you get the Giant Apples that dwarf your chairs? I imagine Autumn must be beautiful there. Things are changing slowly but definitely here. And funny you should bring up apples. I just had one today, a very delicious and pretty Honeycrisp.

Toodles,

David
http://www.globalaroundtown.blogspot.com

TheChicGeek said...

I love how you laid out the apples in your pictures!

Cherries are my favorite fruit...Something just soooooooo happy about a bowl of cherries :D

Good to see you back, Lala!

Hugs!

Diana said...

Mmm tartin...would love to know your recipe! Thank you for visiting!

Caroline said...

What lovely photos! I miss the changing of the seasons here in Malaysia!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

I've just discovered your blog. Beautiful photos, writing, and topics. I appreciate the tea cup.

I'm sorry about your surgery. Hope recovery goes very well.

Simonetta said...

lindas fotos, lindos amigos, lindos regalos!santè!

Carey said...

I've never seen an apple look cuter than it does sitting on that chair! Adorable pics!

A Cuban In London said...

On the two occasions I have been to the Alpujarra mountains it's been around this time, October to be more precisely. And I love the morning chill. And the way temperatures soar during the day and then plummet at night. Enjoy your week.

Greetings from London.

Des said...

Great pics. These apples look so good.

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

I enjoy apple pies and apples to crunch as desserts, especially for lunch :)

Mélanie said...

I want to see pictures of your tarte tatin. L'automne avec le soleil c'est formidable , une sorte d'été indien

vicki archer said...

Tarte tartin would be one of my very favourites Lala... Have a wonderful weekend, xv.

once in a blue moon... said...

what a pretty post! your fall sounds like ca~

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