Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Live blog = new article about...apples!

This probably would have been more helpful in January of 2011 than 2012 but who doesn't like articles.

This article speaks to the many benefits of apples and has some delicious sounding recipes too!

Thanks, New York Times!

All my apple eating love,


Monday, January 2, 2012

Final Tally

As we welcome 2012, we must also say goodbye to 2011 and 2011's Apple Challenge.

Congratulations to all who participated and extra superplus congratulations for the few who met the challenge of eating 365 apples during 2011. Of the 21 that originally started the year off with grandiose apple compumption plans, only six met the challenge. Six! Kudos to Mike, Carly, Kate, Apple Man, Appleseed and Bill who wound up in the apple eating elite.

Looks like 2012 will be challenge-free but just because we're not doing something organized doesn't mean you can't venture out on your own. Feel free to challenge yourself as you see fit. Perhaps we'll be back for a unified challenge in 2013.

I leave you with a photo of a T-shirt I got from Santa this Christmas that will keep the memory of Apple Challenge 2011 fresh for years to come:

Have a good 2012, all!

Saturday, December 31, 2011

And That's That

My last apple along with some The Walking Dead marathon.

You look hungry, zombie, but it's mine. All mine!
Not a bad way to finish off the Challenge and the year.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

From the people that brought you the Honeycrisp...

We welcome the SweeTango: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/11/21/111121fa_fact_seabrook

I have not tried them yet because they were $3.29/lb at my co-op, making the Honeycrisp seem like a bargain but my next trip I am definitely picking up one or two!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

make your tastebuds dance

At work today, I meandered down to the TriBeCa Greenmarket during lunch. I needed to pick up some more apples, and the Red Apple Orchard tent had tons of different varieties. The SweeTangos caught my eye with their fun name and relatively smaller size compared to the Hulk-sized Galas. I'd never heard of SweeTangos before. When I got back to the office I Googled the new apple. Turns out they're a brand spanking new variety. And they've got their own web site... and blog... and tagline!


Also, I just ate one and it's now my new favorite apple.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Label That Cleans

Just when I thought sticker technology would never catch up to the rest of the world, Scott Amron via Amron Experimental, Inc. comes up with this fun/smart/practical produce label invention: http://inhabitat.com/fruitwash-produce-labels-that-turn-into-soap-to-wash-your-fruits-and-veggies/

Finally my apples will be labeled and clean!