To start off, this year is the first time I have picked apples. Ever. I was so excited! And, what's more...I had to go to France to do it (not like I could have in college in Connecticut or on Long Island...that would have been too simple and easy to do). I went with a French friend and we had a wonderful time, plus it was beautiful weather!
Here are a few pictures from that momentous day:
|Name of the farm is La Ferme de Viltain|
|All the apples available for that day. We had Boskoop.|
|To collect your apples you take a wheelbarrow and go to the aisle you like.|
|This is the price tag in front of the aisle. It's cheaper to get a crate than by kilo.|
I just couldn't help myself. So with the help of my French friend, Mme G...
She got two crates of apples.
And I got one! It's a lot of apples, but they are a mix between Granny Smith and Gala. They will conserve well in the cave or cellar of the appartement.
On to another first! We've decided that every time we try a new cheese in France, we will take a picture and post it. We're a couple of weeks behind so here are two pics.
Another first was actually finding a purple vegetable other than eggplant. How about a Violet, or in other words, a purple cauliflower? I love it! It is soo cool.
I decided to steam it to try to maintain some color and taste.
Turns the water blue after steaming, too!
After cooking 14 minutes on medium-high vapor it still has it's color and texture! Yay!
This is merely a serving suggestion. However, I do recommend a sauce blanche to go with the chou fleur.