Sunday, March 09, 2008

An Apple A Day

I'm so not a fruit person. According to my mother, I used to love it. Would eat orange slices left and right, loved apples and grapes. Now, I'm just real picky about the fruit I eat. I'll eat the occasional grapes, I still love bananas, and maybe the odd apple here and there.

But lately I've been digging apples like crazy. Maybe it's something inside me trying to stave off scurvy or something, but they've been delicious.

I had part of an apple gallette from Boston Market. Now, I'm not one to like pie-type desserts. To me, dessert doesn't mean eating fruit. If I'm going to do dessert, I'm going to eat something decadent and chocolatey. Something that makes it worth it. But this apple dessert was amazing. A buttery crust, lots of streussel topping and the apples weren't tart at all. (I think that's why I'm wary of fruit - sometimes it's so hit or miss as to if it's going to be sweet or tart or unripe - I don't like playing Russian roulette with my food.) I've been dying to eat another one for days now.

More recently, Luke and I went food shopping and on a whim I bought Gala apples. I've been buying sliced apples from Trader Joe's and I think they're sliced Gala apples. So I grabbed one today when running out to my concert, which had a rehearsal before it, so I'd have something to eat in between. (Plus, I figured the apple would cancel out the liverwurst sandwich I brought as well) Why didn't anyone tell me Gala apples were so tasty? It was sweet without being cloyingly so and not too crunchy and not mealy. I'm now hooked on apples. Which I guess is better than being hooked on something like Cheetos or Big Macs.


buddha_girl said...

Just caught up on you.

1. I love apples. Fuji re my favorite these days. I'm also eating the hell out of moro oranges aka blood oranges.

2. It's never too late. Got that?

3. Hearing your name whispered gave me the shivers - in a good way. I'm envious of your experience, truth be told.

Maureen said...

Ah,I LOVE apples.

We have a Pancake House that makes the BEST apple pancake... looks like your photo from Boston Market. It is sinful.

So most of the time, I take my apples raw and save the pancakes for only very special occasions.

Curly Glamour Girlie said...

BG - Hey! I have a package eagerly awaiting to be sent to you. My boss brings these honey crisp apples in in the fall that are to die for. You're right - it's never too late - it's just a lot to process though! And the whisper was mysterious. Not the first time I've had an experience with that. I'll blog about the others some time.

Maureen - Best pancakes I've ever had? Pumpkin pancakes at IHOP hands down.

Melliferous Pants said...

I've been addicted to apples lately, too!

egan said...

Hells yeah, apples are the shit. Last year's crop in Washington state were the best in years. I was eating two apples a day for about two months. Good stuff I tell you. Yes, apples are much better than Cheetos.

Cakespy said...

I eat so many apples and carrots that they make fun of me at the grocery store. This dessert looks buttery, rich and completely delicious. That crust!

Melliferous Pants said...

I'm eating an apple right now! My favorite new snack is a warm tortilla (costco sells them ready to cook, you warm 'em up in a dry frying pan) with a little bit of peanut butter and diced apples. It's a peanut butter quesadilla (minus the cheese, of course) - yummers!

Curly Glamour Girlie said...

Pants - That sweet quesadilla sounds delicious! I'll have to try it, as I love anything peanut butter.

Egan - That's right - you folks have some noteworthy apples. It's very unusual for me to be so ga ga about apples.

CS - The crust was what made it absolutely sinful!