Thursday, November 28, 2013

Lunch at Pine Farm Orchard

A spur of the minute lunch with 2 good friends, Janine and Arlene, turned into an hour of laughs, good food and seeing a side of Pine Farm Orchard I had never experienced before.  I have been there a few times in the fall usually a birthday lunch but had never been there when there was snow on the ground.

What a lovely experience, their big wood burning stove was on.  It is actually a working oven, fire on one side, oven in the middle and an area on the side where water was kept warm to drink and also to humidify the air.  There really isn't anything better than the smell of wood burning.  Along with buying apples and some beautiful artwork and crafts, they also serve a great homemade lunch.

Today Arlene and I split a  tuna sandwich with a "Wild Thai Chicken Soup", a medley of wonderful Thai spices with coconut milk to calm our palettes.  Janine had one of their wonderful homemade quiches and salads.  We didn't succumb to temptation and have their Sticky Toffee Pudding, but it was sure tempting. 

I have only ever seen their front porch covered with apples, what normally seems like 100's of different varieties, they are now kept inside with the delicious cider.  Today their front porch had cedar boughs, along with tons of beautiful bird houses.

Memories of many apple picking trips with my children when they went to Devins Drive PS surfaced today as I am sure it does for a number of moms and dads from all the schools in the region when they come for lunch.  Every fall bus loads of children come in for their 1st apple picking trip and they will go home telling their parents "twist the apple off, don't pull".

New memories were forged today that will become a habit, the setting, the atmosphere in the store/restaurant, the staff and the food all make for an experience I want to do again.

It is sure to be a busy weekend coming up selling their fresh Christmas Trees.

If you are in the area, drop in for lunch, but keep in mind you should make a reservation, it is a small intimate little restaurant that gets very busy.

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