Apple season in the American south is in full swing, for those leaf peepers driving to the mountains looking to pick apples and visit rustic barns full of fall produce and gourds, the time has arrived! For me, the weather is just perfect this time of year, with the warmth of the summer still lingering, but the crisp cool nights and mornings a welcome change. The appearance of apples on farmstands and in country stores also reminds us of the change of seasons as we move towards Harvest – always a great time for foodies. Ripe produce and produce in abundance!
This October, I am really excited about teaching a fall inspired menu at my upcoming class entitled ‘Green Orchards an Irish oatcakes’ at Salud Wholefoods in Alpharetta The menu is inspired by my homeland in County Armagh (also know as the Orchard County of Ireland) where Bramley’s are King of the crop, whilst the menu will also celebrate local North Georgia apples with delicious apple fusion recipes. So, as we were inspired, we drove up to North Georgia last weekend to enjoy the fall culture in full swing and fill our pantry with local apples and produce. -It’s been a tradition in our family since we moved to Georgia to make time to drive to the mountains in autumn to the source of the freshest produce we can find…and here we are! So, enjoy the ripe bounty and please check out my upcoming seasonal menu: Here are the details:
Friday, October 06, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
GREEN ORCHARDS AND IRISH OATCAKES!
With Chef Judith McLoughlin
Apple Chutney with Kerrygold Dubliner Irish Cheese on Oatcakes
Celeriac and Apple Soup with Apple Wood smoked Bacon and Creme Fraiche
Apple Chicken with Sage, Spinach, Potato and Fennel
Georgia Apple Crumble with Irish Whiskey custard
Whole Foods Market| 2800 Old Milton Parkway | Alpharetta, GA 30009 |
770.442.3354 x2 office
Love to see you if you live in the Atlanta area!
Judie the Irish foodie