Monday, April 7, 2014
Kitchen Garden Update & Fruit Finds of the Weekend
At first - the Basil was the one to sprout and I was afraid the Chives and Parsley weren't going to do anything BUT then the Parsley REALLY took off and there are a few sprouts for the chives now, too!
As of this morning the Parsley is in first place! Not that it's a race but I LOVE seeing the progress of each one!
First up...OPAL APPLES. I was drawn to these because of the unusual YELLOW color as well as their enormous size! They are bigger than a good sized grapefruit! THEN...I saw the name and could help but think of my blogging buddy OPAL.
What a wonderful surprise to come across these apples! We bought TWO of them to try. Last night hubby and I had them for "snack" and neither one of us was able to eat the whole thing! While reading up on these apples they are one (of the few) apples that never turn brown. So after cutting them up I covered the slices and took them out the of frig this morning to bring with me for a snack today and this is what they looked like! They stood up to the claim of NOT turning brown! How COOL is that! (No Lemon Juice needed) I have to say I DO like these apples! They might be my 3rd favorite at the moment! I still like the Pink Ladies and Kiku Apples better than the Opal as far as flavor and personal preference is concerned. But I wanted to mention them on my blog here because it was an interesting find for me...I don't see a lot of the produce that they may see in California, for example. I know the variety of many produce items is stronger out there! Oh! By the way...I purchased these apples at Wegman's.
these grapes but they look a tad different. Each grape seems like half is a pale and fading green that morphs into a pale and fading pink. They are really interesting! At first I thought they might be the Cotton Candy Grapes that Christine blogged about a while back but they aren't. They don't fit the taste profile. These grapes taste more like a cross between an orange, grapefruit, and grape. So...if anyone has seen or ate these grapes before let me know your thoughts and if you can find them online - I wasn't able to find a website for them, specifically. Since this post was a little long winded I think I will stop there but I do have a lot more to blog about from the weekend so swing by again soon!