There are many, many things that I love about fall, but apples are definitely high up on the list. I look forward to honeycrisps especially every year. Mmm, so good.
Every year we try to go apple picking ourselves. We’ll hopefully be able to get it on the agenda for this year, but in the meantime, another of our favorite rituals is to stop by the Lincoln Square Apple Fest.
They have apples in many forms. Cider, like above, or fritters, like below (which I think is kind of funny, because it takes something healthy like an apple and puts it in heart attack form).
This year they also had belgian waffles with apple compote and vanilla gelato. It was as good as it sounds. Miles especially loved the gelato.
The fun thing about Apple Fest is that in addition to the vendors, there is entertainment for the little ones – of which there were a lot. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many strollers trying to navigate such a small area.
But even if they didn’t have the stage, it would have been entertaining for Miles. This kid is an explorer. He loves the hustle and bustle of things like this, and similar to the Craft Fair recently, he immediately wants to take off running and we have to reign him in.
But as much as we can, we encourage his exploration. It’s fun to watch him discovering the world, one pumpkin at a time.
What did you do this weekend?