Have an apple day

Monday, September 19, 2011
Can you believe that the calendar autumn season is just four days away? You know what that means, right? The apple season! Who doesn't like apple crisp, inside-out-apple-pies, apple sandwiches, cinnamon apple baked toasts but I truly didn't know how beneficial those round fruits are till I read Kerri-Ann article the other day. Apple seem to be totally overlooked and pushed aside (at least in my home) by all the fancy fruits. So this year I promised myself to take advantage of their goodness to the fullest by baking pies, making jams and having them fresh and crispy with a slice of cheddar cheese :)

If you need a bit of convincing here are a few examples of their awesomeness:
* they have plenty of immune-boosting vitamin C
* they promote weight loss by having only a few calories (bingo!)
* they are full of antioxidants
* eating an apple before you work out may boost your exercise endurance

Don't they sound brilliant? As my friend pointed out this morning, they really don't cost much and remind her of childhood. Lovelies, I'd love to know, do you like apples or not so much? What's your favourite type? Do you have a favourite apple dish? xo

(via The Huffington Post, photos via 3191 Miles Apart)

35 comments:

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

mmm i am SO happy apples are back in season! one of my favorite snacks is apple + peanut butter. xoxo jillian:: don't miss my ayofemi jewelry giveaway

vintch said...

yummers. apples are divine. i love stewed apples in the fall. a little brown sugar and cinnamon, and BAM an instant dessert! even better topped with vanilla ice cream:)

Vintage Market Place said...

Apples were the one and only thing i learned to cook in a home ec class
That was a delightful thing, we got to go to the apple orchard pic our apple of choice and then learn different ways to cook them.
Fried apples are wonderful!
OOh happy Autumn
Amy

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I love apples (especially Fuji or in donut form!) How I wish we had fall here!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

DB said...

I adore crunchy apples! They are some of my favorite things in the world. Nothing can ruin my moment faster than discovering that I picked a soft apple. YUCK.

Diana Mieczan said...

Brown sugar and cinnamon combo sounds so delicious, vintch!

Diana Mieczan said...

That is so cool, Amy. I really want to go apple picking this year and I am going to try fried apples for sure.

Melissa Blake said...

Apples are one of my favorite things!!! This post makes me want to go to the orchard, diana!

Dancing Branflake said...

I love these photos. It's the epitome of Fall. I cannot wait to go to Apple Hill!

Heba said...

I love apples so much, I've lost about 10 kilos just because I ate just apples for 3 days a week

http://girlynote.blogspot.com/

Tish said...

Ooo Oooo! I now have a hankering for cheddar and apple. Yummy post lady!

♥ & kiwi,

tish

Alexa said...

Yum! Love apple cider and apple pie...always reminds me of the fall!
xo

Diana Mieczan said...

WOW..did you really, Heba? That is incredible.

Diana Mieczan said...

Alexa, I love apple pie as well. It's one of those things I can't wait to eat during autumn.

{molly beth} said...

Apples are my favorite, especially honey crisps! I live in Oregon, so I get to go apple picking every weekend! I'm so anxious for fall---I can't even contain myself!

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Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

We have our very own apple orchard, apple picking is such a delight. Just wrote about it, too.

kendall k. said...

oooh I didn't know about eating one before working out! thanks for the tips.

Sara Szatmary said...

This post makes me crave apple cider. yum!

E. Charlotte said...

I love apples! We grew up with two huge apple trees out front. And as much as I despised cleaning up the ones that fell and splattered, I loved eating the good ones. Nothing better than the crisp slices with cheese! I'd love to take a bite out of a whole one, but my new braces make that a major no-no! :)

Jen Daiker said...

I love a good helping of apple cider! It's so delicious! Keeps the body going that's for sure!!!

As always I adore your blog! I've started a new one too if you're interested. It's alot closer to what you blog about here :)

http://daikerhousewife.blogspot.com

Sandy a la Mode said...

i am soo looking forward to apple ciders hehe!!

Krystal said...

i will have an apple a day! we just bought some apple cider :)

Diana Mieczan said...

Honeycrisps are so good, Molly and you are so lucky that you can go apple picking every weekend:) Can I join in? :)

Diana Mieczan said...

E. Charlotte, oh you poor thing. You should bake them so they are soft and extra delicious:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Jen, I will check it out for sure and thanks for being so sweet!

Emily said...

I am all stocked up on apples and caramel in my fridge :) I cant wait until I bake my first apple pie!! yay for fall!!

The Franglaise said...

I know, I cannot believe summer is almost over... well, although to be honest it never really arrived on this side of the planet. thank goodness i was lucky enough to go on holiday somewhere warm and sunny. apples? my little boy loves them! and I love them with blue cheese, yum. Bisous to you sweet lady xx

Amber Blue Bird said...

I already eat an apple a day :) Who can say no to yummy red apple?

Diana said...

We just got a little tote of apples and Im thinking I might try your banana bread recipe with apples instead!! :) Esp now that I know how good they really are for you!

Meri said...

Yeah! I was just thinking about apples and going apple picking today. It's definitely a nice brisk fall food and activity!
Cheers!
Meri
http://merigoesround.com

Zondra Art said...

I love apples!

Have a nice day Diane:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Emily, apples and caramel is a perfect combination in my book:)

Diana Mieczan said...

The Franglaise, I'm so getting some blue cheese today, thanks. And Di, totally! The recipe works with apples as well. You can also add some cinnamom. It will taste so good, I promise:)

Steph said...

I had apple jacks for breakfast this morning. Do those count? And how about hot apple cider??? yum!

Diana Mieczan said...

They totally do, Steph and I love apple cider:)

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