Do you know what I love most about the Hallmark movies? They make every season the star of the movie. With seasonal porches and aerial views of the town, the season is the main character. The cast becomes the backdrop to the setting and season. This time of year, at least one Hallmark storyline takes place in an apple orchard.
Because fall is all about the apple harvest.
With a crispness in the air and the first sightings of sweaters, the apple harvest has officially begun. On a (daily) run to Kroger, I noticed their apple bins were loaded with apples, with shades of reds, yellows, and greens from the Northwest and central Washington orchards.
Apple Harvest Season
I think I want to start my own apple orchard. Maybe Hallmark could write a movie about an empty nester couple who decide to quit their city jobs and move to the Northwest and take over retired couples apple orchard. I bet this apple orchard would let Hallmark film a movie.
In this movie in my head, I would play the lady who owns the bakery next to the orchard.
Or, maybe I will just buy a few pounds of SweeTango® apples.
These apples are the successor to the popular Honey Crisp apple variety. I did not know apples had successors.
With hints of fall spices, the SweeTango® apples smell like a pot of simmering apple cider. Kind of like the cider references in every Hallmark Autumn movie. Does anyone bake while watching Hallmark movies? I will inevitably gain five pounds during Hallmark’s fall premiere movie schedule.
But, SweeTango® apples are sweet enough, with a little cinnamon, they could be a low cal substitute for the urge to bake during the Hallmark Saturday movie marathons.
SweeTango® apples have beautiful shades of blush, deep reds and a soft yellow backdrop on every apple.
I should know these colors because I photographed a crate of apples to practice my photography skills. Unlike my Bernese mountain dog, apples don’t get in my face when trying to photograph them; Photography is therapy and a hobby wrapped up into an hour when the house is still on a Saturday. Last weekend, I had my own apple harvest in my kitchen.
With cooler temps in the Denver forecast, I plan to make an Apple Crisp. Or maybe I’ll check out There’s an Apple for That for fun SweeTango® apple recipe ideas. And, after I bake an apple crisp I will search how to buy my own apple orchard and create my own version of a Hallmark movie.
disclosure: Product was provided to me by Stemilt’s SweeTango® in exchange for this post.
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