Saturday, January 12, 2008
More than just an apple...
The line of comments on the previous entry reminded me that I have yet to impart a fabulous culinary recommendation to the public at large.
Careless of me, dreadfully careless.
Although, if we really want to give credit where credit is due, and I am a firm believer in doing so, we must thank the divine Liz of Davis Family Circus for introducing us to this wonderful and palate pleasing fruit experience.
I speak, of course, of the Honey Crisp apple. Have you tasted this apple? Honestly, the $2.99 a pound you will pay is worth EVERY CENT. These are with out exception THE BEST tasting apple I have ever encountered.
There are those, some in my own circle, who insist that the Honey Crisp is nothing special and that several other apple varieties taste similar. I attribute these woefully misguided statements to an unknown radiation exposure of their youth, during which their taste buds were tragically and permanently altered.
I LOVE THE HONEY CRISP. It has become a staple food in my diet. Poor Jesse has to suffer through my weekly trips to the grocery store during which I shell out what he considers a rather obscene amount of money in exchange for this fruit from heaven. But bless his heart, he allows me my pricey apple addiction as patiently as he tolerates my Venti Awake Tea habit.
You simply MUST taste one of these delightful little beauties. If, like my unfortunate sister Mary, you live in an area that does not currently carry this fruit, I strongly suggest that you A. Contemplate relocating as soon as possible or B. Start nagging your local super market until they cannot take it anymore and start carrying the Honey Crisp. If you need help with either option, just let me know.
In case my post has piqued your curiosity and you would like to conduct further research on this miracle fruit AND/OR find an online source from which you can order the little gems, I leave you with the handy link below.
Happy apples to all!