Adios apple trees!
We finished up pruning the apple orchard for the season! And we could not be happier.
We are now peacefully enjoying our days down in the blueberry orchard.
The blueberries are less daunting than the apple trees. No ladders to climb, and each bush only takes about 10 minutes to prune. Easy as pie!
It is a nice change of pace to say the least.
And to celebrate finishing the apples I made us a delicious meal.
Quinoa with Brussels Sprouts, Apples, Blue Cheese, and toasted walnuts. Yummy!
It was amazing and really easy. I highly recommend making this soon. I know it sounds weird putting apples in a savory dish, but all the flavors worked really well together.
Here is what I did:
Cook quinoa according to package directions;
Then I sautéed up an onion. Threw in some brussels sprouts and cooked for about 10-12 minutes. Until the brussels were slightly browned.
I then chopped up and apple.
Mix the quinoa with the brussels, onion and apple and place in a baking dish. Sprinkle with blue cheese and crushed walnuts. Place in the broiler for about 3-5 minutes. Just until the cheese melts and the nuts toast.
Or enjoy it cold for leftovers the next day. Which is exactly what we did!
Hope you all try this!