Saturday, October 15, 2011

Apple Butter Stirring!

Yes, that is what I did today! I went to Roscoe Village in Coshocton, Ohio. A very nice street fair - with old fashioned dress.

I was one of the lucky ones to get some fresh apple butter straight from the copper pot. I'd never had this before today and it tastes like applesauce on bread.

These are funky fedoras. That's them on the table beside Mom. You can open either end and make them into a hat or leave them in their natural shape and use them as vases. The fedoras are made from recycled wood fiber and then glued in to a cone shape. When used as a hat - they are light and vented. This is Mom at the beginning of our little day trip - and she ended up getting one on the way out! Go Mom!

Some other sights ~

Carving out a wooden spoon - the gentleman had just stepped out of the shot.

One of the things Coshocton and Roscoe are known for is the Ohio-Erie Canal. Roscoe was a canal town way back when. Here's a snap of the canal.

Mom got some fresh honey, the fedora, and 2 pints of Caramel Apple Jam.  The jam is OUT OF THIS WORLD! And I got...

Two pints of apple butter, 3 beer bread mixes ( I buy the mix and Mom buys the beer or vise verse), a black walnut bowl, and 4 candy cane tree ornaments.

In my mind - no stitching but still a wonderful day.

Watching the second half of the Ohio State vs Illinois game and waiting for the bread to come out of the oven. The bread is almost done -- I can smell it. This is one time to wish for smell-o-vision!

Have a wonderful fall weekend!


CalamityJr said...

Looks as beautiful weather-wise there as it is here. What a great way to spend some outdoor time. I have to ask, though - have you truly never had apple butter, or just not straight out of the cooking pot?

I'd say Go Buckeyes, but I'm feeling bad for my Illini DD. That's the problem with fence sitting, I guess! Enjoy the rest of the game.

Shari said...

what a fun day!!!! Wish I could have done something like that!!! It looks gorgeous weather wise too! It was super windy here all day...
hey, what is in that jam?!!?! Yummy!!!
And speaking of jam, I think I have pears & cherries calling me.....I need to make them into jam yet tonight!!

Catherine said...

What a beautiful day for an outing!! I was eating some if my mom's applebutter earlier on toast!

Kaisievic said...

The day looks like it was lots of fun - I haven't been to a market for ages - I must make an effort to go to one soon.

Hugs, Kaye xoxox

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Love that hat idea. It looks like a great time with your mom and all of the folks in the area.
Be always in stitches.

Natasha said...

AWESOME!! I just LOVE apple butter. Both my grandmothers use to make it we would all take turns stiring it in the big kettle outside over a fire, sure was alot of work but SO worht it.

Looks like you have perfect weather to enjoy the sights. It is such a nice area, especially in the fall :)
Take Care

Charity C. said...

I love your pictures! Looks like you had a grand day out!

paula said...

I would KILL . . or maybe just a pinch . . to get a wooden bowl like the one you bought. A dear friend's mom had one and I kept dropping hints, but, I think when she broke up housekeeping one of the older daughters took it:0{

Teresa said...

What a fun day, my kind of outing.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Pumpkin said...

Looks like you had a great time and lots of neat things to see. I've never had Apple Butter before. What does it taste like?