Sunday, October 23, 2011

Apple Tasting and Food Carts

Yesterday, we went on a little adventure to the other side of Portland to go eat apples.  Emerson's favorite foods at the moment are green beans and apples.  He wants apples for all meals.  So when I heard that Portland Nursery has an apple tasting that you can try over 50 differnt types of apples, we decided that we had to go.  It was the right choice.  We had such a great time.

When we first go there, we got straight in line for the apple tasting. 
 In the line they had facts about apples.  The one that I liked the most was "In ancient Greece, ossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage; catching it was acceptance."
 There were so many apples to try.  It was interesting trying the apples.  They were in alphabetical order.  Some were extremely tart and some were super sweet.  After eating a few, we started thinking about how the flavors would change by the ones we ate before.  Our theory was proven when we got to the Honey Crisps...our FAVORITE apples...and we thought that they were disgusting and if we didn't know what they were would never had wanting a second bite.

 After the apple tasting we went to the kid section and Emerson got to paint a baby pumpkin.  He thought that this was the best.  He is a little OCD and it really showed here.  He had all the paints in order and would do a dot from each color.  He was having to share the paints so one of the other kids wanted the black and so they took it.  It made Emerson sit there and wait for it until he could continue in the order.

 On the way our of the Nursery, we got the chance to buy the apples.  They had barrels and barrels of the apples to buy for only $0.99/pound.  We ended up buying 4 types of apples to try more of without having the other apple flavors.
 After going to the nursery, we went to a Food Cart for the first time.  I went to a little Mexican place and got some Enchiladas.  Jason and Emerson went to a grill and got corn dog and chili fries.  It was some delicious food.  We might have to start making monthly trips into Portland find some other yummy food carts...I heard there is a Grilled Cheese place that is a must try.



Mrs.Field's Cookies said...

Gotta love Portland. While looking at these photos Forest kept saying "i wish I could do that with Ermson"
miss you guys!

Natalie Putnam said...

Looks like tons of fun!