Monday, October 1, 2007
(Apple pie pic from here)
Bf and I went on an idyllic little trip to the East End of Long Island this weekend in search of some apple picking. We found it in the form of a sprawling farm filled with what felt like five million children. The trees, as it turned out, were dwarf size, to accommodate the little tykes. Yay.
We were both pretty surprised to find out that most of the trees had been picked clean, but that's kids for you. Greedy.
It wasn't what I thought it would be, but we managed to have fun and come home with more apples then two people who really like apples need. I need to bake a pie, I guess. Which, by the way, is something I'm really good at. Oh, I know a lot of people say that, but did those people work in an orchard bakery for three years? Didn't think so.
It was probably the best and worst job I'll ever have... I smelled like cinnamon crumb all the time, I lost about 15 lbs and converted another 10 or so to muscle (tuppleware full of apples=very heavy), I had to be there at 5 am or earlier every morning... I miss it often. I miss leaving a floury shadow in the car and bringing home pies all the time. I miss trying out new lattice designs on the pies, and carving pictures in the dough tops. I miss the rolling pin, and the camaraderie of six people in a small space and waiting for the ovens to warm up on chilly fall mornings. If it paid more then $7/ hour (well, that was in 1997), I would consider heading back.
Anyhow, in honor of our weekend, and my past life as a baker, here's your apples:
Gigi Caron Apple Necklace, $990
Apple Pie Bracelet, $18
Lizzie Scheck Apple Necklace, $365.00
Disney Snow White Apple Ring, $11
Happy Apple Earrings, $10
Gin Emerald Jade Apple Pendant Necklace, $39.95
Apple Ring, 6800 Yen
If you are giving your apple jewelry as a present...
Apple Ring Box Lot