“If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.” Carl Edward Sagan
Welcome to December 1st which celebrate red apples.
Yes, it is National Eat a Red Apple Day, a reminder to eat a red apple, a nutritious source of manganese, copper, and the vitamins A, E, B1, B2, and B6. And did you know that apples are members of the rose family? I confess that I did not know this until today.
“Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness.” Jane Austen
Apples are part of our history, mythologies, legends (think Johnny Appleseed) They have a ubiquitous quality that comes from the many thousands of varieties that are grown throughout the world. But the best stories are found in kitchens where apple strudel, apple pie, apple crisp, apple cookies and cakes come into being within the warmth of a kitchen stove.
Thank you for celebrating Eat a Red Apple Day with me. What better time to share an apple story that comes from Similkameen Valley of British Columbia. The Ambrosia apple appeared, as if by magic, among a row of Jonagold apples that were grown on the Mennell family orchard. They came into being as a result of a chance seedling. For more on the story check out this link: