Saturday, December 22, 2018

A rare intimate look

Although others have asked about my refrigerator, it isn't really a back door to Narnia. There's nothing special about it.

A shelf inside a refrigerator, mostly empty

But on Monday, when I went hunting for my last review apple of the year, I found some surprises.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Scarlett O'Hara **

Large red apple with some yellow showing through the blush in one spot

Scarlett O’Hara has a reputation as an apple that improves in storage.

I waited two weeks before trying one of these, and then another month and a half before tasting the second.

Quick take: This handsome flavorful apple juxtaposes some unexpected tastes in an appealing way. It has a great crunch, and is a first-rate keeper.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

The nose knows

The stem-end of an apple with a fold or "nose" of apple in the stem well
The stem end of this Esopus Spitzenberg has a "nose" in the stem well.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Surprisingly well kept

Stacks of golden-olive Ashmead's Kernal apples on wooden steps in dappled sunshine

I ate my last Ashmead's Kernel today, surprisingly good after several months in my refrigerator.

(That said, my fridge sometimes resembles the wardrobe to Narnia in the way it can cough up apples I did not realize I still had.)

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Winter fruit

At an indoor market, bins of apples.
Winter market came early this year!

You could buy 14 different kinds of apples there today, as follows.