Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Ever bit into an apple and came away with half a worm? I have. Lots of spitting ensued.
You might call these 14 the best of the lot. I'm not quite sure myself. You see, we don't spray or prune the 5-6 apple trees that grow wild on our land. Never got around to it. Always thought about it, but the job just never got done. Growing up, the Golden Delicious was a favorite of mine. These days, I'm partial to the shiny Cortlands. For me, they have just the right blend of sweetness with an edge of tart. Besides, they are wide at the top, which allows me to showoff my skill of splitting it right down the middle. Placing my thumbs on either side at the top, and pulling with the thumbs to the side provides me with a fine opportunity to showcase my fall trick, long before All Hallows Eve. My expertise with apples gets around. Often these days in the fall, youngsters will hand me an apple and say, "Do your thing." If it's a big, fat Cortland, or say a Mac that's a bit soft, it's easy.
Oh yeah, I also, often eat the entire sphere, core and all. Why?
Well, that's another story, for another autumn day.