26 September 2006

Apple of my Eye

Please put your hands together and welcome the new apple in my life—the Honey Crisp.

I discovered this dandy apple on my most recent late night grocery shopping run to Whole Foods—when others enjoy an evening run for drinks, coffee, or desert, I like to food shop at night. The nice produce man let me try apples until I found the one—the apple I would bring home to my fruit basket.

We began with the McIntosh. It met my tartness requirement, but its mealyness was the deal breaker. Then he introduced me to the Honey Crisp. Now this was my kind of apple—sweet with a hint of acidity to keep me interested and crisp just the way I like it.

I've been eating one a day since I brought back a bag. I'm making plans to buy more next week—it's a long term relationship.

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Blogger s. said...

The honey crisp is truly an amazing apple. I still have quite the soft spot for Macouns, although they're hard to get out here.

9/27/2006 1:28 PM  
Blogger Blue Plate said...

i don't think i've had a macoun; i'll look out for them, though.

: ) b p

9/27/2006 9:03 PM  
Blogger Stevi said...

are you going to just eat them by yourself? or will you give us recipes? :)

10/01/2006 8:42 AM  
Anonymous paz said...

I don't believe I've tasted a honey crisp before. I'm going to have to look for it. Your apples look good. An apple a day...

Paz ;-)

10/02/2006 3:28 AM  
Blogger Blue Plate said...

hi stevi,

for now, the apples are hand fruit. an apple a day, as paz said. but i have your apple tart in the back of my mind. i just need to find the time to bake.

hi paz,

good luck finding the apples in new yortk. hope they live up to my hype.

: ) blue plate

10/02/2006 11:54 PM  

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