16 October 2008

Eating Apples

Okay, I'm hooked. I've been eating one apple a day for several weeks now. I look forward to the treat. I've haven't tried a bunch of varieties - and can't recall offhand the one I've been eating most lately (it's a blend of red and yellow peel, crisp and sweet). Right now, however, I'm working on the apples that Larmen brought by the parsonage the other day. They are apples from his yard - don't know what kind they are either. Sort of reminds me of a winesap, but a little too big, I'm thinking, for that. Coloring is similar though. Larmen tells me they'll get sweeter in a couple weeks. Can't wait, but they're still delicious right now. My goal this week is to only eat when sitting down for meals, except for the single treat of the apple sometime in the afternoon. I think knowing the apple is the only treat has made it that much tastier.

13 comments:

elephantschild said...

"Ginger Gold" are my favorite, but they're kind of hard to find. They're really, really early - around the end of August, and they're bright neon yellow.

People rant and rave about Honeycrisp, but I don't care for them. Way too hard & crunchy. Ouch!

William Weedon said...

Jen,

Sounds like I'll have some exploring to do! I also confess that I always cut them up rather than munch into them whole. Makes the crunchy ones manageable.

-C said...

Honeycrisp is the favorite variety at our house. (It's not about the texture - which we actually like alot), it's about the flavor!

They're a bit more expensive than all of the others, but totally worth it!

Anonymous said...

honeycrisp apples... official state fruit of Minnesota.

Sarah said...

Honeycrisp is my favourite right now. I've always been a sucker for Fuji, Braeburn and Gala as well.

William Weedon said...

Alright, I am convinced. I must try to find one of these "honeycrisps."

Ben said...

Granny Smith with peanut butter!

Fuji!

Dixie said...

Can't say I ever had Honeycrisp. Braeburn is my favorite...and with good brie when possible. (Not that rubbery stuff they call brie with a French name but clearly must be counterfeit!)

Christine said...

AhAAA! All right Pastor Weedon, now it's time to fess up! Atkins Shmatkins!

There really is no culinary life without crunching into a sweet juicy apple from time to time! Crunchy carbs rule!

I will be forgiven for this short moment of triumph!

William Weedon said...

Just tried the honeycrisp - it was good. But I'm not sure it was worth the extra cost!

Now Christine, as for Atkins - apples are permitted on ongoing weight loss phase and on the maintenance phase (which I'm on). The only time they're off limits is induction (first two weeks).

Christine said...

Now Christine, as for Atkins - apples are permitted on ongoing weight loss phase and on the maintenance phase (which I'm on). The only time they're off limits is induction (first two weeks).

Well then -- I suppose if Eve had been on Atkins, timing being everything, salvation history might have been very different !!

Harrummppph :)

pr. alex klages said...

It's really all about the McIntosh for me.

Anonymous said...

McIntosh for me, too, for eating and for pies. When I first came to Texas, they had "Delicious" and didn't know any better.

Then a New York born produce mgr brought in McIntosh, for two weeks only!
I had a talk with that man. Next year it was two months, then pretty much all winter. Now though, there are so many imported varieties, Macs (the apple) are getting squeezed out.
In MN, I ate the apples my grandfather planted. I've never seen them anywhere since.
Helen