Apples and my little guys

Our family loves apples, if you were to ask our children their favourite fruits most would probably reply some type of berry.  However, the go to fruit around here are apples.   Currently we have 7 apple trees and we are hoping to add more trees soon.  I think what I love about them is how versatile they are.   They travel well you can pop them in a bag and they won’t mush.  If stored properly they can last for months in their original state.

At the risk of sounding a bit like Bubba in Forrest Gump, you can make apple cider, apple juice, apple jam, apple sauce, apple butter, apple jelly, apple crisp, apple pie, apple fritters, apple pancakes, apple muffins, dehydrated apples, candied apples , baked apples, apple dumplings, apple pershke, apple oatmeal, apple cake, apple turnover, apple strudel, apple cobbler, and apple cookies.  Not to mention all of the meat dishes that you can add apples to.  I am sure I have left a few out.

Apples are also used in many recipes in place of pectin and you can make your own pectin from apples.  I would be a miss if I left out the age-old saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”  All you have to do is google benefits of apples and you will see a whole host of health benefits that these little round treats posses.  The average size apple has only 95 calories and no fat or cholesterol.  High in fibre and rich in vitamins.

They have found that people who eat apples have less of a chance of developing certain cancer and heart disease, there are links to benefits for those who suffer from asthma and diabetes.  I am not trying to make this a medical journal, just wanted to point out that not only is this little power house convenient, and versatile but also really good for you.

A few days ago before we were surprised by the snow I took some pictures of the children outside and then took a silly little video of the children enjoying their favourite snack.

Taliah had decided it would be fun to dress everyone in a theme, Elijah decided he was to big (or something) to dress in theme so he avoided the photo session.

I tried to take a picture of all of them together but ‘King’ the cat was hanging around and Samuel really wanted to hold him.

After that I think everyone took a turn holding him.Even Joel, and yes he is not wearing his glasses once again.

…and out come the apples…

Samuel is addicted to them if the age-old adage  is true he should never need to see a doctor, and I would be perfectly fine with that!

Disclaimer: Don’t worry we never leave Samuel unattended with an apple!!

Here is our silly video it is mostly crunching of apples…

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