Good Eats - Fresh Spinach and Apple Pie

Ok, I don't mean eating spinach and apple pie together on the same plate.  Ewwww.

But a salad with baby spinach fresh-picked from my experimental spinach garden sure is yummy!  Look at the perfect lil leaves on this spinach - this is the 3rd salad I've made since last week.  I'm so happy with my little experiment, and its been fun too.

'Course I have babied my spinach... kept it watered every other day, covered at night with the plastic row cover,  uncovered during our good sunny days, and lately I've been adding some old flannel sheets and towels on top of the row cover at night, to protect the spinach from the colder temps we've been getting.  Tomorrow night will be a true test, as we're supposed to get our first hard freeze. We'll see how long my spinach can last!!

I made a sour cream apple pie this afternoon from 3 giant Honeycrisp apples I've had for several weeks now.  I ate one apple when I first got them and oh my was it delicious.  But the remaining 3 were getting old... I was going to make applesauce, but then decided since they were so BIG, I could easily make a pie, which would be so much yummier!

And so I did.  Here's a link to the recipe if you're itching to try it - I made my own crust.  I'm eating a warm piece right now as I type this... and it's deelish!!  I don't think I've ever made a sour cream apple pie before... I've only made traditional apple pies.  But I'm lovin' this sour cream version.  Wonderful with a glass of cold milk.  Matter of fact, it's serving as my dinner tonight.

Oh, the salad??  That's for hubby when he gets home from work later tonight.  ;-)


  1. Nice green thumb Oz Girl and the apple pie looks fantastic.

  2. Mmmm Susan that pie looks 'delish' as you say! I've never tried the sour cream version so I'm going to have to try this out one of these days. I think your spinach should be just fine since you're covering it with sheets and towels too. In the little ski village in British Columbia I moved here from there was a little old Italian gentleman who put his tomatoes out early in the spring and covered them with plastic and sheets at night and then did it again in the fall...he was eating tomatoes in November and for Canada in the mountains that's pretty darn good! So..if he can do it up can do it here in Kansas if you can keep the wind from blowing the covers off that is. Good luck and have a wonderful Thursday!
    Maura :)

  3. I love the Honey Crisp apples. Don't love their price.

    Sour cream apple pie. Yum! Your spinach should be fine through the cold. It can stand slightly frozen temps. Looks perfect. Beautiful garden.

  4. I think your harvest of spinach looks picture perfect and I know there's nothing that tastes as good as 'fresh picked'. Mmmm, your post has made me hungry and I'm gonna go check out your apple pie recipe. Have a great day!

  5. Glad you experiment with the spinach has worked well...might try the sour cream apple pie also...

  6. Oh man, everything looks and sounds so yummy {especially that apple pie}!

    I'm glad your experiment turned out well-Don't you feel so accomplished? xD

    I always feel accomplished when something turns out well :)

  7. That apple pie sour cream combination sounds really great!

  8. Both the spinach and the apple pie look very yummy. It looks nothing like our Dutch traditional 'Appeltaart', but well worth a try me thinks :-)
    Good for you for being so caring for your spinach leaves. Hope they survive the even colder nights.

  9. Oh yum! Great eats!! Love your spinach, it's just perfect, good job :-)