It’s apple picking season! If you are lucky enough to live in an area with an apple orchard nearby, you should absolutely take some time this weekend to pile the kids in the car and drive out to the country for some family fun. Many orchards are open to the public on the weekends and offer tractor-pulled wagon rides to the picking trees. Enjoy a cup of freshly pressed cider, buy some apple butter and pick a bushel of apples to snack on, bake with, juice and preserve. You will not be disappointed!
I love to pair apples with game birds and pork. Their sweet/tart flavor is the perfect foil for the richness of pheasant and crispy pork belly. I hope you enjoy my Poached Pheasant with Apple Mousse and Crispy Pork Belly, even if you don’t pick the apples for the recipe yourself. Fire it up!