>> Sunday, September 21, 2008
We went to the Orchard today to get some apples, cider and cider doughnuts. We also got some fudge; huckleberry, blueberry, blackberry and strawberry preserves. Oh this amazing southwest dip and buckwheat honey. What was suppose to be a nice day to visit a couple orchards didn't turn out exactly as planned but was fun none the less!
We did try to go to Bowman Orchard but the line for parking was down the street in both directions! Since we didn't get any cider originally at Altamont, we stopped at the diviest of dives for lunch then went back for a 1/2 gallon of cider. Chris LOVES cider and he declared theirs to be the best he's ever had! We are thinking about another trip out there next weekend and possibly try and get into Bowman's during the week! An afterthought about the buckwheat honey. We bought it because it is suppose to be good for coughs and I have one heck of a cough right now. This stuff is nasty. Chris likes it but it is very very strong tasting. I tried some in my tea and instead of adding a nice sweetness to it, all I could taste was the buckwheat. It may be great for sickness but not a pleasant sweetener!