10 reasons to ♥ apples: Part 2
This week I am continuing my celebration of apples with No. 6 – 10 of why apples are just so wonderful on every level. If you missed No. 1 – 5, check out last weeks post.
No. 6. Toffee Apples have to be one of the most nostalgic ways to enjoy apples; just don’t tell your dentist. They are true Enid Blyton all the way through. I’m not so sure I would risk a filling for one these days, but I think they look charming, particularly if you use twigs for sticks.
No. 7. Whereas the aforementioned Apple Crumble is pure comfort food, an Apple Tart is its more sophisticated cousin. It probably has something to do with the delicate apple slices that overlap or its french connection. It’s an elegant pudding best eaten with some cream of the single variety on a pretty plate.
No. 8. Baked Apples are a pudding I remember from my childhood, although I don’t remember being such a fan back then. Now I would indulge in one at any given opportunity. However, with my two children turning their noses up at baked apples and my other half not being fussed, I find myself missing out on them for a second time in my life. Surely there is a lesson to be learnt here somewhere?
No. 9. Apples aren’t just good for eating; they’re great for drinking too. Make a delicious smoothie by blending together some apple juice, plain yoghurt, a banana, a drop of vanilla extract, a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg or cardamom and a couple of ice cubes.
N0. 10. At this time of year, I’m knocking up soups like there’s no tomorrow, using whatever is at hand. Did you know that apples are a great addition to soup? Apple & Celery, Apple & Beetroot, Apple & Butternut Squash and Apple & Parsnip are all worthy combinations to try out in the coming weeks.
So there you go; that’s completes my ten ways with apples. Did I leave anything out? Please let me know how you like to eat your apples, I’d love to hear.
Images, from top via: 27.media.tumbler.com, lefrufrublog.blogspot.com, tarteletteblog.com, sproutedkitchen.com, loveveggiesandyoga.com, foodess.com
A passionate home cook and eater, Louise Gorrod authors Buttercup Days which chronicles family life, her love for nostalgia, occasion, beautiful things and of course cooking. Louise lives beside the seaside with her husband and two young children in East Sussex from where she juggles her role as one half of Seen PR alongside mummy-stuff, writing and baking cakes. You can follow her on Twitter @ButtercupDays. Read more posts by Louise Gorrod.
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