What I'm making today: No-bake apple bars
Switzerland has an impressive number of small farms around every corner, many of which have small, honesty-style farm shops. You can visit almost any farm (there are at least 4 within walking distance of my house) and find a small (un-staffed) stall where they've set out their seasonal produce, eggs, meat, etc., along with a cash box to pay for whatever you buy. I love that such a system actually works here - fresh, local food is readily available and farmers trust customers to pay for what is taken.
This time of year is always the best too - with pumpkins, squash, chestnuts, apples and plums everywhere. Earlier this week, Warren came home with an assortment of goodies from one of the local farm shops, which included a selection of huge apples. I don't think I've had any actual pregnancy cravings, but I've always had a sweet tooth, and I am happy to use pregnancy as an excuse to fill up on sweet treats. Of course, if I can make a healthier version, then I don't feel quite as guilty when I eat the entire pan...
I love these no-bake apple bars. They are really easy to prepare and they are SO good. Unfortunately, they only last in our house about 2 days, since we each are constantly sneaking slices whenever possible. They're perfect when you feel like apple pie, but don't want to go to the trouble of baking. And of course, they are perfect for crisp Autumn days or any day that requires something sweet!