It's Fall, Honey(crisp)
It's fall. The climate is changing. It's so bizarre to remember October being sometimes-snowy, and filled with pockets of tissues and pink cheeks with runny noses. Some days this month you could have worn a pair of shorts, some days this month you could have worn a parka and scraped your car.
It's fall. The pumpkin spice lattes are steaming, and the pumpkin pies have been cut. Despite the odd temperatures, there's something deep inside me that needs a warm bowl of soup and to be buried under a blanket in the evenings while I relax with my husband. It makes me wonder if perhaps my 33 years of living in a climate slightly different than the one now may have biologically altered me to need warmth and comfort from the inside despite warmer temperatures.
It's fall. The leaves are changing. When you drive down a winding road in Nova Scotia these days, the forests are speckled with vibrant oranges, red, yellows and deep greens. It's stunning, lush and every turn provides you a new opportunity to take a picture. There's beauty in the death of summer, walking in the woods can refresh your soul-just listen to the leaves crunch under your feet. Pay attention to the plant life taking cover and running from winter. I wish I could live in fall forever.
It's fall. That means it's apple season in Nova Scotia. More specifically, it's Honeycrisp season. A lot of people feel that the hype around this specific apple is too much and it's not worth the money. I am not one of those people. I love apples, almost any apple is delicious to me, but something about the crisp texture and deep sweetness of a Honeycrisp makes me very happy. And honestly, I don't have a recipe for you. Why bother? Pick up an apple, and bite it. Experience the texture and juice of a fresh Honeycrisp yourself. Sometimes there is perfection in simplicity and I would like to believe that this is what embodies the Honeycrisp.
So, why is the Honeycrisp so popular? Well...the cellular structure of the apple is different than most eating apples. It's got bigger cells, so when you bite in to it, your mouth is full of juice and the bigger cells provide an extra crunchy texture.
I promise I will get back to writing recipes soon. I just...happen to be eating apples for almost every meal right now.