Mimi Says… An Apple A Day Keeps the Doctor Away
As I continue sorting myself out, Dear Darling Mimi from Little Sips of Tea has been kind enough to provide us with another of her gorgeous little posts and I am so grateful that in my abscence I am able to share this with you and remind you all over again that there is scrumptiousness to be found in every day….Enjoy…
Autumn brings falling leaves and falling apples, and happily for us, as well as being completely scrumptious they are also really good for us. As well as being full of fibre, which can help with lowering cholesterol, it also helps sweep through your system, which makes for a glowing complexion. Throw in all that crunching being great for teeth and gums, it really makes sense to fit in your apple a day.
If you are lucky enough to have a farm shop near you, or a farmers market, go and choose a different variety of apple for each day of the week. Make a little ceremony out of eating it, perhaps having it for dessert or for your morning snack. Take a quiet moment to sit and slice it with a knife, or try one of those cunning cutters that core and wedge it with one press.
Start the day with a glass of freshly pressed juice – try an apple, a carrot, and a stick of celery, or instead an apple, a pear, and a little knob of ginger.
For a warming snack after a crisp country walk, core a cooking apple, fill the cavity with some dried fruit and a little brown sugar, dot with a tiny bit of butter, sprinkle with a whisper of cinnamon, then score the ‘equator’ line around the middle with a sharp knife, and microwave for a few minutes until cooked. Instant autumnal bliss!
Make a savoury scone dough pizza base, spread with tomato puree, and top with chopped sharp eating apple (perhaps a granny smith or two). Sprinkle over some dried mixed herbs, then top with mature cheddar and bake. So much more delicious than you could imagine!
For a tasty breakfast, cut an eating apple into wedges, and tumble with a squeeze of lemon juice and a sprinkle of brown sugar (you could add a dash of rum if it is the weekend!). Bake until soft, then serve with greek yoghurt that has cinnamon stirred into it, and a sprinkle of the crunchiest granola you can find.
Thank heavens For Mimi! I for one love the idea of shopping for a variety of apples and making a ritual out of trying each one in turn. All that and practising removing the peel in one deliciously curly piece…