How do you like them apples?

One of our Residents friends came down to the boat yesterday with some apples.
This took me back to the days of our apple tree and the tons of fruit we had every year.
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This is how our apple tree looked when we left the property in June 2014.

Every year, I’d have a complete drawer in the freezer of trays of frozen stewed apples, we would have an apple creation for dessert at least four times a week (NOT using the frozen ones), apples went in my curries and apple sauce isn’t just good with pork!

Hubby and I aren’t really fruit eaters, but we have our moments when bananas are nice and firm, strawberries and grapes are sweet and sensibly priced, and recently I can buy quarter portions of melon for around 30p.
When we went to Stratford last time, at our first overnight stop, I found a patch of blackberry bushes and picked some for our tea. I forgot I had no electricity so couldn’t use the microwave for a sponge,  so we just had them with custard. Very nice!

Our friend gave us two bags, one of eaters and one of cookers.
I already have plans for the cookers and we shall be having stewed apple and custard tonight for dessert, though I haven’t decided on our main course yet. Maybe a pork chop with fresh veg as we have to go shopping today anyway.

For the past week or so, I have been cutting a banana on top of our breakfast cereal, but this morning I decided to try one of the eating apples instead. It’s a long time since I’ve had a freshly picked eating apple, and you can’t be sure how old those available in the shops are, which are considerably bigger than these.
Some of the fruit inside the bag was either bruised or had worm holes, so I discarded those and selected a couple that looked nice and rosy.

I was surprised that the flesh was tinged pink. It tasted OK though so I continued chopping it up and sprinkled it on the top.
It certainly made a crunchy and tangy change from our banana.

Apple joke:
There is only one thing worse than finding a worm in the apple you’re eating………… and that’s half a worm. 😀


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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