Date: 2 August 2018. Cinnamon Apples.
Summertime is hot and humid.
Having a refreshing snack available is always a good thing. As
mentioned in the
A Day of Reckoning (the diet)
article, I've been on a plan to get healthier. One component is to
eat better foods. I recently discovered a real treat. It is simple
and easy to prepare. Best of all, I like the taste.
This is not fancy. It is
inexpensive. The taste is scrumptious too.
Here is how I make Cinnamon Apples aboard Seaweed.
I like sweet apples.
There are innumerable apples sold at grocery stores.
I prefer apples that are crisp and refreshing. The three varieties I
#1) Red delicious
#2) Fuji apples
#3) Pink lady apples
favorite is Red Delicious.
I suspect that there are
other sweet apples sold in different regions of the country. Most of the time
there will be a label on the bag that will indicate sweetness.
If you see the word "tart" think "sour." I would not buy a tart apple.
My cinnamon apples are a treat. They
are a slice of decadence afloat!
Because I do not want to add sugar to fresh fruit I
opt to start with the sweetest apples I can find. Red delicious is
First I peel all the skin off using
Later I dug out my potato/carrot peeler. The peeler
great to skin apples.
This is a Fuji apple. ↑
It has a pink
and golden skin. Fujis are smaller than Red Delicious apples.
Next I slice off bite sized pieces. I leave the core intact.
The skin and core are thrown away. Apple skins float so I
dispose of them ashore.
After the apples are cut into bite sized
pieces I add a dusting of powdered cinnamon.
What I call powdered cinnamon is labeled as Ground
Cinnamon on the container.
I am not sophisticated enough to understand cinnamon quality. For
me, the least expensive is fine. I found some at discount dollar
stores that tastes a-okay. What I prefer however is a container with
smaller holes at the top.
Sprinkle the cinnamon atop the
apples in a bowl.
Next, shake the bowl or stir the apples. I prefer the apple slices
well coated with cinnamon.
Finally, I will pour the apples out
into a serving dish.
Presentation has a lot to do with the enjoyment of
Taking my cinnamon
apples out of the plastic mixing dish and placing them in a pretty
milk glass bowl makes a world of difference to me. I would naturally
serve guests a treat in something lovely. Therefore I do the same
Soloists all too often make an effort for others and not for
themselves. I put in the time for myself, just as I would for a
visitor aboard Seaweed. A pleasing presentation notches up a plain
apple eaten off the core.
Decades ago I knew a lady aboard a boat named Esprit. Her name was
Kay. Every time she served anything, it was done with an understated
elegance. Even something as simple as oatmeal on the aft deck was
accompanied by a dish of fresh berries. Always it was that way.
Though she's been gone for years, I still remember how special she
made me feel.
This is Dale and Kay's boat M/V
There is nothing fancy about sliced apples with cinnamon. What there
is however is a flavor I find wonderful. Because I have a
refrigerator my apples are chilled.
Cinnamon Apples are a
perfect treat for a sunny afternoon at anchor.
To you and yours, happy boating.
Thanks for reading.
Do you add cinnamon to your apples at snack time?
And, what other fruit is a favorite at present?
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