Food on Friday ~ Apples

There is more to love and desire than just picking apples.

How boring one may think, a whole Food on Friday about apples!  Well, leaving aside that apples are one of the most interesting, nourishing, tasty, and healthy ingredients you could add to a dish ~ an apple is the most mystical and spiritual of fruits.

Myths about the apple being the ultimate symbol of love, sex, and sin go much, much further back than the Bible’s Adam and Eve.  The ancient Minoans had almost the same apple myth, and their civilisation goes back around 9,000 years.  Most appropriately we are now in the star sign of Libra, and if you know your Myths of Libra you will also know that this is the time of Aphrodite, and her fruit is the apple ~ well it would be, wouldn’t it?

So to begin this week, from Andrea at Cooking with a Wallflower we have apple cinnamon steel cut oatmeal.  Now I’ve never liked oatmeal, mostly because I hate milk.  But, this recipe appeals to me, and it uses almond milk ~ cool.

Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oatmeal

San Diego girl Averie Sunshine has this recipe for caramel apple sheet pan pancakes.  Ready in 10 minutes for breakfast or brunch, or a dessert…..  Oh Wow!  (Perhaps I’d make the pancake mix from scratch.)

Caramel Apple Sheet Pan Pancakes

Some combinations are just meant to be, and this is one of the very best.  From Tieghan Gerard at Half Baked Harvest we have apple butter and sage pork chops ~ perfect.

Apple Butter and Sage Pork Chops

Another main course, this time from Heather Christo, pasta with apples, bacon, sage, and chantrelle mushrooms ~ and this recipe is both gluten and dairy free.  Never mind that so much, it both looks and sounds delicious.  Apple and sage go so well together, and there is no truth in the rumour that apple is a female aphrodisiac…..  sage is a different matter all together.

Pasta with Apples, Bacon, Sage, and Chantrelle Mushrooms

Lets move along to dessert, or something for afternoon tea and from Todd and Dianne, the White on Rice Couple there’s this spiced apple coffee cake.  For me, this looks delicious.  It’s a recipe I’d like to try, even though I can’t bake for love nor money…..

Spiced Apple Coffee Cake

And now a drink for those of us ho don’t want to get absolutely hammered on scrumpy, Jessica Merchant at How Sweet Eats has a cool post entitled; how to make an apple cider shandy.  You know what?  I don’t touch booze anymore , but if I did, I’d make a beeline for this at parties.  Something else, you can cheat on this already alcoholic recipe and come up with something that’s almost as strong as scrumpy.

How To Make An Apple Cider Shandy

Finally for this week we have our recipe collection.  From Country Living Magazine 60+ easy and delicious apple recipes to make this season ~ and amongst this cornucopia there’s this simple and easy garden tuna salad sandwich.  You need not use white hot dog rolls if you want a healthier alternative such as a sprouted grain bread.

Garden Tuna Salad Sandwich

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

I have written a previous blog about apples.….

and one about the medicinal use of rosehips in apple cider vinegar

13 responses

  1. Well Rhapsodyboheme is on the ball

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  2. Most of your menu… I must say I was confused I couldn’t decide I was hungry or horny whichever, nice to see all ingredients seem to bond and work extremely well JC7…. good effort xxx

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    1. Thank you Candii, I do aim to please. ❤ ❤ ❤

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  3. Was this about apples or some naughty chick that seems to be very palatable to

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    1. Both. hahahahaha 🙂 ❤

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  4. Ah, I want some of all. Yum

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    1. You and Kris should come to Tuscany with me, and I’ll cook for both of you.
      I do like all the mythology surrounding the humble apple. ❤ ❤ ❤

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      1. Wouldn’t that be something. 😘 how sweet of you for considering the thought and then on top of it cook for us. We’d be in heaven. 😘

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  5. Looks so yummy and am hungry looking and reading about it. Have you heard about how the Australians have had their strawberries sabotaged by someone sticking needles in fruits explorted. Western Aus badly hit. The poor farmers!

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    1. NO! what is some child eats a strawberry with a needle in it?!!? Terrible.
      Something else ~ you are so sweet. ❤ ❤ ❤

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      1. Yes it is terrible. So much so that strawberry exporters have to use a metal detector to scan their strawberries before exporting and Singapore has metal detectors checking it on arrival. It is such a bad case of sabotage that Singapore has decided to ban Strawberry imports from Queensland, Australia.

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