Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Few of My Favorite Things

I feel like I'm spending most of my free thoughts perseverating over summer being gone and now it will snow.

But then I remind myself that there will be a couple months of autumn between now and then, and that there are still many things to make me happy.

Some of my favorite things lately have been found in my kitchen.

Honeycrisp apples.

 I am convinced that there is no better apple on earth.  They are crisp, sweet, with just enough tang to make them interesting. Not to mention they are beautiful, with their yellow speckled, red blushed skin. During the fall, we get our Honeycrisp apples from a local orchard.  After the local crop is gone, I continue to buy them from the grocery store, clear until their price shoots up in February and I have to go back to settling for Gala apples.  You should definitely check out your local orchard/store to see if you can also start enjoying the absolutely perfection of this apple.

And what better to go with apples than my apple slicer? 

Hubster got this for me last year, and I love it. It makes baking things like apple pie, apple crisp, and apple turnovers so much easier.  Or just slicing apples for snacks. Monkey loves slicing his own apples with this (and then eating the long peel that comes off.)

 Another absolute favorite thing is this vintage kitchen scale that Hubster bought for me.

I saw this in an antique store over a year ago, and kept kicking myself for not buying it.  It's not that I have an overwhelming practical need for a kitchen scale.  It's just that I loved the look and the color and the idea of having one. When Hubster's mother visited last month, they were antique shopping together and came across the same scale, still sitting a little room of our favorite antique store. So Hubster bought it for me.  Because even though he doesn't understand why I would want a rusty old scale that may never serve a practical purpose, he loves me that much.

Now the scale holds a pot of ivy and keeps the Mason jars by my sink company.

  And it makes me happy every time I see it.


  1. I like Fujis and Pink Ladies better than Honeycrisp, but I am with you on that awesome peeler and scale! Super cool!

  2. Granny Smiths for me! And that apple peeler is awesome!

  3. Honeycrisp apples are AMAZING! I love them!

    And that old kitchen scale is really awesome.

  4. I absolutely think that Honeycrisp apples are not to be missed. I'm always delighted! Those who are not maybe haven't eaten them fresh from the orchard. My mom used to have one of those apple peelers and they are so nice! I love the scale, and I love Hubster for getting it for you. Happy Autumn!!