Earlier in the week, I took a huge, lime green gift bag full of sassy green apples to my surgeon. I made a tag that said, “an apple a day………..you know the rest”. He laughed. First time, we had laughed together in 92 days! He got it and understood. He said are you? I said yes sir! I eat a Red apple a day for a snack and I have one or two juiced apples somewhere in my daily juice.
Red Apples- the RED skin contains super antioxidant cell protection from quercitin as well as ursolic acid & fiber. Keeps the healthy cells healthy and the bad cells at bay. I top, schmear, dip, slather (love that word) on heavily with Almond Butter, fresh made weekly. I have heard you can sprinkle with cinnamon, unsweetened cocoa, coconut, fresh mint or basil leaves. I am still in the purist stage, taste testing apples first, then I will add some garnish.
So with all that good information, I had to find a red skinned apple that I liked. I am not a fan. period. I have found totally red skinned apples to be mealy and not appealing. Daughter in law number one, says, Red Delicious are for a staged production of Snow White. They look good in the performance, but you don’t see the cast munching on them at intermission.
That said, I have begun my own research test. I am well into test tasting and pricing. It is almost amazing that I live in Washington state and we grow and ship apples all over the country. Hard to find a good selection and the price is not a cheap date. I get my honey from a lady, who rents out her bees to different orchards and cranberry bogs. We are in some deep trouble here folks. Bees are dying because of pesticides, we are shipping in apples from other countries and do not get me started on bananas from Peru. Here is a question: Is a nice girl from Washington state as well as three or four generations back from Washington state or even further back from Northern Europe, really suppose to be eating bananas and mangos from the Caribbean? Just more food for thought.
Red Delicious ~ no thanks, we have already discussed the soft, mealy, mushy flesh, looks good in a fruit basket, or on a theater stage.
Pacific Rose ~ about 70 cents, it was crunchy, had a good snap, crisp…very little taste 😦
Fuji ~ about 75 cents, watery, juicy, little flavor, a bit soft, dull (yep, I actually wrote that on my research sheet, ha) who wants a dull apple?
Jazz ~ 70 cents, crisp, great apple flavor, snap, delicious, gold star good
Honey Crisp ~ $2.12 EACH! tart, delicious, snap, crunch, juicy, great flavor (not a completely red skin, pricey date, love the flavor)
Yesterday, was the frist time in my life that someone called me a name and I didn’t cringe. The person said to Mr. Right, isn’t your wife a health freak? I heard it and then wanted to be upset and gasp and shudder. The more I rolled it over on my tongue and through my brain, the more I sort of liked it.
This is one health freak who is going to sit on the deck, drink in some Vitamin D and eat a snack.
Here’s to being a health freak! Sort of makes me set my shoulders back a little and lift up my chin a bit. Health Freak, Health Freak, Health Freak, the more I say it, the more I live it, the more, I like it.
Here’s to our good health!