Friday, February 8, 2013

365 02/08

there's something about an apple that's so... Americana. right? i mean there's the phrase "as American as apple pie" and the legend of Johnny Appleseed. but what makes it stand out as American as can be is that true shade of red.

now, i know- there are tons of different shades of apples, and even green and yellow apples, but who likes those? when i think of an apple, i think of a shiny deep red with a stem and leaf.

to truly appreciate the characteristics each type of apple has, consider doing some reasearch before picking up a bushel at the market. some apples are good baking apples, some are good for eating. here a a few of my favorite apples, and how i like to use them.



  1. I love apples, I do eat them almost every day! My favorites to eat as a snack are Fujis and Braeburns. They're usually very crunchy and a little bit tart. Because to me, there is nothing worse than an overly sweet mealy apple!

    We grow a lot of them in the Pacific NW (where I live), and there is this one apple I tried at the farmers' market called a Hidden Rose that had a green skin with hot pink flesh. It was pretty amazing, you should keep an eye out for it! :)


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