I eat a lot of apples. They are the only thing that was not on my diet this spring/ summer that I really missed. Since my eating plan has very little sugar in it, I ate very little fruit until it came into season and was locally grown... and even then I ate very little fruit. The apple is a very convenient little thing, add a little nut butter and you've got an almost complete meal that you can eat in about 4 minutes. For me at this time of year as a buy retailer a full meal in 4 minutes is worth it's weight in gold!
Since apple season is upon us I have given up my ban on them and consumed them like crazy! Spy's, Russets, Macintosh, Cortlands all kinds of fun ones. Last week I sent my staff to get my apples from the Dundas Farmers' market. I told him to get a mix of eating apples. They were all fine, but he brought me some yellow delicious apples. I have often wondered what God was thinking in calling the Delicious apple "Delicious" ... because to me it really isn't. The red delicious apple tastes kind of like a characature of an apple... almost like it's trying to say HI I'M A RED APPLE! I'M DELICIOUS... and that's all it's got. No great flavour, No tartness, too sweet etc... Just an all around average apple. But the Yellow Delicious? Really? That's an apple? It's like the apple that got forgotten when they gave all the other apples their character. It's like the plain Jane, wallflower, go on don't mind me I'm a boring apple apple. It's like the red delicious had an affair with the half dead house plant in the corner and spawned a sweet, but flavourless pasty looking child.
Just my opinion of course...