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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Think Pink (Lady)

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Did I ever mention that I love apples?  Like really love them?  I'm sure I've mentioned it at least 1,000 times on this blog.

But an apple snob I definitely am.  No Delicious (either red or yellow), Granny Smiths or Macs for me thank you very much!  My favorite varieties are Mutsu (Crispin), Fuji, Kiku, and Honeycrisp.  And, now, I can add another to this list: Pink Lady (or Cripps Pink)!  I have had them before now and again and liked them, but the ones I am getting this season absolutely ROCK!  I discovered them at our market last week and they looked so gorgeous, they were calling my name.  They are large, sort of oblong, and pale green with a pink blush.  Oh, and absolutely delicious.  Firm, crisp, and the perfect balance of tartness and sweetness...I'm drooling just thinking about them now...

The girls love them too, and, of course, they love that they are called Pink Lady apples.  They are actually a hybrid of Yellow Delicious and Lady Williams (which I've never had) apples, which originated in Australia.  They are now also grown in New Zealand, Chile, Canada, Argentina, South Africa, Uruguay, Brazil, Japan, Italy, Spain, France and the United States.

If you can find them at your local market, buy 'em immediately!!