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Would it surprise you to know that Canadian’s consume more apples than any other fruit? No? Me either. Seeing that they grow from coast to coast and are readily available at almost every supermarket, farmers’ market and u-pick farm around, I’m not surprised that we love them.
Last weekend I picked up a basket of our favourite variety—the honeycrisp—and we’ve almost consumed every piece of fruit that was tucked inside. I also happened to grab five pounds of royal galas from my friend who has a tree on her urban property, and I’ve been staring at them for days wondering what to make.
Not all apples are good for every type of cooking. In fact, some just aren’t meant to be baked with—McIntosh, I’m looking at you. So I thought I would put together a little guide outlining the more common apple varieties and what they are best for.
Northern Spy, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Pink Lady, Russet, Fuji, Empire
Jonagold, Empire, Granny Smith, Gala, Braeburn, Nothern Spy, Cortland, Honeycrisp
McIntosh, Cortland, Fuji, Honeycrisp, Gala, Empire
Empire, Gala, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Red Delicious, Honeycrisp, McIntosh, Fuji, Russet
Cortland, Empire, Gala, Granny Smith, Ida Red, Russet
When baking with apples, keep the following in mind:
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What is your family’s favourite apple variety, and how do you like to eat it?
With the first few weeks of school successfully (I hope!) under our belts, I think it’s time to turn our attention to breakfast. I’ve been trying to slip a few ideas your way over the past month, but if you’re anything like me, you still wake up every day wondering what to feed your hungry people.
So this week, I’m giving you a breakfast meal plan of sorts. Five suggestions that you can either print or write down, along with the recipes, in order to be ready for the next week to come. I’ve tried to break up the carb-heavy mornings with ones that are more protein packed and fruity good.
The Savvy Breakfast Plan for Weekday Mornings
Day 1 – The Very Best Breakfast Loaf, hard-boiled eggs and fresh fruit
Day 4 – Frittata and yogurt with fruit
Day 5 – Baked Oatmeal and fresh sliced fruit
Alternatively, you could always try eating like the French for a week. We did it as an experiment, and while lunches were a bit challenging, my kids loved their European-style breakfasts each morning.
How are your mornings going? Have you found a breakfast that your kids just love to eat? Please share!