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As We Do

October 24, 2010

Several weeks ago, I visited Indian Ladder Farms with some of the best ladies this side of the Mississippi.  Meet Lauren, Cynthia, Jen, Rebecca, Nicole, and Michelle.

indian ladder


We tackled the day in true blogger style – first up, brunch.  We ate at the Yellow Rock Cafe, which is on the farm.


Doing as healthy living bloggers do, we took our time perusing the menu, reading each description, hemming, hawing, and debating. 


A few things on the menu didn’t just speak to my appetite, they spoke to my heart! Cheese curds made with local cheese, in cider batter were just right for this Wisconsin girl! And of course, I couldn’t pass up on some fresh made apple cider.


Doing as healthy living bloggers do; taking photos of everything in site.


Doing as healthy living bloggers do; stopping to have the best conversation, and posing for the best photo opportunities.


Doing as healthy living bloggers do, finding a way to make one healthy decision at a time.  Work outs on the farm; strength training with squash and a little all over yoga – tree poses near the apple trees!



Doing like healthy #CDNYEatDrinkBlog-gers do, and loading up in the van 😉


Doing like healthy living bloggers do, loading up on produce. And dreaming of our next great recipe creation.


Doing like healthy living bloggers do and continuing the party with a bit of canning, including many lessons from the sustainable eating extraordinaire herself, Michelle. 104_5099

To continue on with the doing as healthy living bloggers do, the following weekend I took a bit of my apple picking bounty and headed to my friend Jennifer’s house, where we made an apple pie from scratch. 

It was the first time either of us have made a crust from scratch, so we depended on the best advice [which, admittedly, also intimidated me a bit] from The Joy of Cooking.



After doing our research, we made the crust.


Then we used the fancy apple peeler and corer.


I’m a fan of the peels.


We prepared the crusts for the pan.


We prepared the apple slices and filled the pie.


Cover. Bake. Easy as pie. [or something.]104_5858

 Totally worth it. 104_5859

12 Comments leave one →
  1. October 24, 2010 10:45 pm

    Oh my I love that apple peeler! I always want one to mount to a butcher block.

    Looks like you did a fabulous job 🙂

  2. October 24, 2010 11:10 pm

    yum apple pie is my favorite! especially with some vanilla ice cream

  3. October 24, 2010 11:24 pm

    Looks like y’all had a great time! And that pie looks delicious!

  4. Liz @ Blog is the New Black permalink
    October 25, 2010 5:03 am

    That looks like one mean apple pie! 😉

  5. October 25, 2010 5:19 am

    Now I want apple pie for breakfast…shoot. 😉

  6. ShugarDAD permalink
    October 25, 2010 5:53 am

    mmmmmmmmmm 🙂

  7. October 25, 2010 7:55 am

    I love how I’m in a billion pictures that I didn’t even know you were taking. ❤ ❤ This was so much fun. My favorite is the one of me standing across the street taking pictures.

    LOVEEEEE you!

    Also, that hat is too big for my head, and I only now realize that when looking at the pictures. YAY

  8. October 25, 2010 8:03 am

    Looks like you had a great day, love the pics! And the pie looks amazing!

  9. October 25, 2010 8:16 am

    This looks so fun. And, man, those are some huge squash!!

  10. October 27, 2010 8:52 pm

    Joy of Cooking is SO legit. No frills, just straight up teaching you to bake things from scratch that you’ve never baked before! And that pie looks GOOD.

  11. October 27, 2010 10:27 pm

    things i love about this post:

    you, yoga in the orchard, fresh apple cider!!! and pie.. oh dear lord gotta love the pie

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