When was a kid Grandpa and Grandma would visit and always bring fruit from the Okanogan. I’ve told you this before and I also told you of my love of Macintosh Apples. I have always preferred Macs, Spartans and Granny Smiths above all others especially Delicious Apples. I am not sure what it is about Delicious apples, but I don’t like the yellowish flesh, the mealy mouth feel, the thick skin and the flavour seems not appley to me. So when ever I see those tell-tale bumps on the bottom of that dark red apple, I pick up a banana instead.
I do the grocery shopping in our home because I actually like grocery shopping. Emile does most of the dinner cooking and I do lunches. It seems to work well for us because Emile gets home earlier than me and the best grocery stores are out by my work. When I make a grocery list – unless I need specifics – I usually write “fruit” and”Veggies”. I am not sure why I am compelled to write that – because if I know I’ll remember what fruit to buy, why don’t I think I’ll remember to buy fruit? Hmmm. I’ve not thought of this before. Well, reflection for another time.
Anyways, as you can well imagine when I buy apples, I buy my preferences. Macs – if they aren’t end of season, Spartans if they look good or Granny Smiths (because they taste to darn good with sharp cheddar or peanut butter). I eschew any apples with bumps on the bottom. No thank you! I assume if they have bumps on the bottom they are related to a Delicious and I can’t take that risk. I’ve never considered apple selection implications on Emile until for some reason I went rogue in the apple aisle. My normal selections weren’t looking that good, so I picked up some Gala, Pink Lady’s and Ambrosia apples for that week. I figured Emile would have to make do with these until better stock was in place. (incidentally, I threw them all into the same bag, cashiers hate me)
When it comes to the lunches I make, I really like feedback. No, strike that, I really like appreciation. And so Emile does his best to say “hey, liked my lunch today”. He came home on rogue apple week and said “I really liked that apple you packed. One of the best in a long while”. Wha?!
March 12th, 2013 Extra-Ordinary: “Bumpy” apples get added to the rotation – but just not Delicious, I am not sure if I could actually take paying money for them. All this time, I have been thinking only of myself and protection from Delicious apples and Emile has been suffering.