I am counting down the days left before I return to the real world of 5:30 annoying alarm wake up calls and 8 hour work days. I know I’m lucky and shouldn’t complain about getting 3 months off a year, but it’s such a difficult transition, plus, I feel like whining today.
As summer unwinds and the classroom decorating and organizing begins, my brain switches to autumn mode. My thoughts drift to pumpkin patches, orchards, cinnamon and warm, delicious desserts. Not only do my baking ingredients change, so does my photography style, so expect to see more moody, earthy colors with a lot of natural textures involved.
Although our local orchards aren’t quite ready to share their apple harvest, I picked up a large bag of Granny Smith Apples at my local market. These are my absolute favorite apples (besides Honey Crisp) I love the color, the tart flavor and with their firm texture, they are perfect for baking.
I decided to use these delectable green apples in a Julia Child recipe that I had printed many moons ago. This tart is simple, gorgeous and absolutely delish. Serve it up some vanilla or cinnamon ice cream and be prepared to eat yourself silly!
Enjoy the last few days of summer…I know I will.