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  • Interesting Christmas Tradition in Great Britain: Apple Howling

    01/08/2017 3:45:36 PM PST · by Bigg Red · 52 replies
    Chanctonbury Ring Morris Men ^ | 27 December 2016 | unknown
    Apple Howling or 'wassailing' is an ancient custom in which the 'evil' spirits are driven out and the 'good' spirits are encouraged to produce a good apple crop for the following year's cider. The Chanctonbury Ring Morris Men revived this tradition in the area over 45 years ago and it has become an essential part of Christmas for many people, especially families with young children, who seem to welcome the opportunity to make as much noise as possible! The ceremony was traditionally held on the eve of Twelfth Night, old Christmas Day, but we have settled on the first Saturday...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    09/14/2016 4:29:56 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 127 replies
    It's getting to be Apple Time here in the Mid-Atlantic; and the P&G email newsletter recently had a clever way of serving things in apple cups: https://www.pgeveryday.com/home-garden/crafts/article/how-to-make-apple-cupsFor the see-and-do folks, here's a video of how it's done: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kke5d7qNCgMAnd to go in them, from the great 'Pick Your Own' site - Cider, which I've never made, but it doesn't look more difficult than any other simple canning; and there's also a link in the article for making fermented and hard cider ;-): http://www.pickyourown.org/applecider.htmAnd last, a very simple recipe for Apple Fritters, from Allrecipes: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/90295/moms-apple-fritters-JT
  • Gene-Altered Apples Get U.S. Approval(GMO Fruit)

    02/14/2015 1:07:03 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 99 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2/14/15 | ANDREW POLLACK
    The government on Friday approved the commercial planting of genetically engineered apples that are resistant to turning brown when sliced or bruised.
  • 5 dead in 10-state listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples

    12/19/2014 5:11:13 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    Five people have died and 21 others have been hospitalized in a listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples, federal health officials said today.. A total of 28 people infected with listeria have been reported from 10 states, according to a statement from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Eleven of the cases are in the Midwest: five in Missouri, four in Minnesota and two in Wisconsin.
  • Honeycrisp Apples To Soon Be Available Year-Round

    05/05/2014 7:27:44 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 31 replies
    wcco ^ | 5-4-14 | Reg Chapman
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Apple fans in Minnesota will soon be able to find a favorite apple in grocery stores year-round. The Honeycrisp apple has come a long way from its humble beginnings here in Minnesota. When the apple was first introduced in 1991, University of Minnesota researchers only produced a three-week supply. Now, Honeycrisp is the No. 1 desired apple in America. “When you find a winner, you stick with it,” scientist and Honeycrisp breeder David Bedford said. Spring usually means Honeycrisp apples fans must do without their favorite fruit. But Bedford says researchers found a way to have the...
  • Obama Likens Obamacare To Apple's iPhone: "I Don't Remember Anybody Suggesting Apple

    10/01/2013 12:32:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    RCP ^ | 10/1/13 | Staff
    PRESIDENT OBAMA: Consider that just a couple of weeks ago, Apple rolled out a new mobile operating system, and within days, they found a glitch, so they fixed it. I don't remember anybody suggesting Apple should stop selling iPhones or iPads or threatening to shut down the company if they didn't. That's not how we do things in America. We don't actively root for failure. We get to work, we make things happen, we make them better, we keep going.
  • Global warming is causing apples to lose crunch: study

    08/15/2013 10:56:49 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 35 replies
    Food Magazine ^ | 16 August, 2013 | Aoife Boothroyd
    A recent study has found that global warming is causing apples to lose some of their crunch. The study which was published on Scientific Reports, analysed data gathered from 1970 to 2010 at two orchards in Japan and ...
  • Apple's Flash Dump In The Last Second Of Trading Caught On Tape

    01/25/2013 3:50:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1/25/13 | Tyler Durden
    Sure, the retail "investors" are coming back into the "markets"... They are coming back in shifts. And just so they know what to expect, here is what happened to Apple stock in the last second of regular trading today, courtesy of Nanex. Unlike traditional flash crashes where the trade is an HFT error, or a few shares traded through the entire bid or offer stack, in this case it looks like a very premeditated unloading of some 800K shares (some $350 million worth) of AAPL in the last second, with the full knowledge it was shake the market. Why anyone...
  • WHAT happened to apples?

    11/21/2012 11:59:47 AM PST · by SE Mom · 109 replies
    November 21,2012
    Sooo...today I'm making my annual Thanksgiving apple crisp, a labor intensive project (peel, core and slice 2-3 dozen apples). I went to the store and bought 2 bags of Rome and Granny Smith with a few loose Mac's and Golden Delicious. I noticed none of them had that apple fragrance but brought them home and started peeling and slicing. Wait a second...none of them have an apple scent even when I cut them open..wonder how they taste..sliced off a few bites from each variety and what do you know..they don't TASTE like apples. They LOOK gorgeous..but they taste ...like...cold, crispy,...
  • Congratulations to Jim Robinson for His Political Sagacity Overwhelmingly Accurate

    11/10/2012 3:00:14 PM PST · by lbryce · 249 replies
    The maelstrom of political controversy regarding Free Republic founder Jim Robinson and his attitude towards the then Republican presidential candidate front runner and odds-on favorite to win the nomination, as anointed by the msm as the weakest candidate in the Repuplican field, was one punctuated by severe criticism of Mr. Robinson for his uncompromising, vituperative take-no-prisoners stance towards the liberal bent, RINO candidate Mr. Romney,as unacceptable under any circumstances as Republican Party nominee in the 2012 presidential election. While his intensely vociferous stance against Mr. Romney surprised, confused, alienated many, the political rationale for the utter blanket rejection of Mr....
  • Soldiers allegedly plotted to kill Obama, oust government (credibility Zero)

    08/27/2012 9:07:48 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 87 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/27/12 04:08 PM ET | Jeremy Herb
    Army soldiers formed a militia group in Georgia that plotted to overthrow the U.S. government — and they killed a fellow soldier and his girlfriend to keep the plot secret, prosecutors alleged Monday, according to the Associated Press. Prosecutors in the Long County, Ga., case say that the militia group planned to overtake the nearby Fort Stewart, to bomb a dam in Washington state and poison the state’s apple crop and ultimately overthrow the government and assassinate the president, according to reports.
  • Blueberries and Apples Tied to Lower Diabetes Risk

    03/17/2012 10:19:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | Fri Mar 16, 2012 | Fri Mar 16, 2012
    Eating more blueberries, apples and pears may be linked to lower risk of diabetes, according to a new U.S. study. These fruits are loaded with flavonoids, a natural compound present in certain fruits, vegetables and grains, which some research has tentatively tied to heath benefits such as a lower risk of heart disease or cancer. "People who ate a higher amount of blueberries or apples, they tended to have a low risk of type 2 diabetes," said An Pan, a research fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health who worked on the study.
  • Cat and Green Apples (YouTube Video)

    07/23/2011 10:10:23 AM PDT · by Immerito · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 10, 2011 | TheMithotyn
    Cat and green apples ambush
  • Apple Peel Makes Mice Mighty

    06/07/2011 12:12:36 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Medical News Today ^ | 06/07/11 | University of Iowa/Cell Metabolism
    For Popeye, spinach was the key to extra muscle. For the mice in a new University of Iowa study, it was apples, or more precisely a waxy substance called ursolic acid that's found in apple peel. The UI study, published in the June 8 issue of the journal Cell Metabolism, showed that ursolic acid reduced muscle atrophy (also known as muscle wasting) and promoted muscle growth in mice. It also reduced fat, blood sugar levels, cholesterol and triglycerides in the animals. The findings suggest that the compound may be useful for treating muscle wasting and possibly metabolic disorders such as...
  • Eve after the Fall

    02/04/2011 6:53:48 PM PST · by Mandingo Conservative · 49 replies
    Great moments in Democrat Party History: Genesis edition. Satan was like the first "community organizer", just ask Eve, the first liberal useful idiot! Dumb broad and her damn apples.
  • This Isn't Your Average Apple Cider (A couple's orchard is first to sell hard cider in Maryland)

    09/07/2010 1:20:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | Tue, Sep 7, 2010
    A Maryland couple claims their orchard is now the first to sell hard cider in the state. The Frederick News-Post reports Patty Power and Robin Miller are first in Maryland to have a license to produce and sell the beverage with 5 percent to 7 percent fermented alcohol content. The couple’s Distillery Lane Ciderworks had its grand opening Saturday in Jefferson. The husband and wife planted the first apple trees on their farm in the spring of 2001. Now, they have more than 2,000 trees. For more information, visit ciderapples.com.
  • The Miraculous Disease Fighting Fruit

    08/28/2010 10:25:15 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 7 replies
    CBN ^ | Dr. Leo Galland, M.D., and Jonathan Galland
    CBN.com –Fresh apples signal the fall harvest—bright red with an amazing aroma. We have heard the saying “an apple a day,” but with exotic fruits getting the headlines, what are the benefits of the ordinary apple? According to research, apples may have beneficial effects for diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, and asthma. The emerging data on apples is impressive and should have a profound impact on making healthy eating choices. Apples are packed with powerful phytonutrients that can support the body’s healing and disease-fighting ability. That’s why apples are a star ingredient in the recipes and meal plans of our...
  • Beware the smell of bitter almonds

    07/20/2010 10:18:54 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 25 replies · 7+ views
    Washington University in St. Louis ^ | Tuesday, July 20, 2010 | Diana Lutz
    Why do many food plants contain cyanide? In murder mysteries, the detective usually diagnoses cyanide poisoning by the scent of bitter almonds wafting from the corpse. The detective knows what many of us might find surprising — that the deadly poison cyanide is naturally present in bitter almonds and many other plants used as food, including apples, peaches, apricots, lima beans, barley, sorghum, flaxseed and bamboo shoots.There's a reason that cyanide exists in all these plants, and it is — to paraphrase Sherlock Holmes — evolutionary, suggests Kenneth M. Olsen, PhD, an assistant professor of biology in Arts &...
  • An Apple a Day? Study Shows Soluble Fiber Boosts Immune System

    03/09/2010 12:34:50 AM PST · by SmartInsight · 12 replies · 112+ views
    Science Daily ^ | March 9, 2010 | Science Daily
    A new University of Illinois study touts the benefits of soluble fiber -- found in oats, apples, and nuts, for starters -- saying that it reduces the inflammation associated with obesity-related diseases and strengthens the immune system. This happens because soluble fiber causes increased production of an anti-inflammatory protein called interleukin-4, he said. Scientists have long known that obesity is linked to inflammatory conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease. Yet, in a recent study, the U of I scientists demonstrated that fat tissue produces hormones that appear to compensate for this inflammation. "There are significant anti-inflammatory components in fat...
  • Apple Juice is, more often than not, from China

    10/12/2009 4:53:08 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 96 replies · 3,592+ views
    Care 2 ^ | January 19th, 2007 | Luanne Austin
    The top of the frozen apple juice can was stamped with the date, then the word "China." I could not believe it. China? I live in the Shenandoah Valley, at one time the biggest apple producer in the world, and my apple juice comes from China? Maybe it's just this store brand, I thought. But a visit to another grocery store confirmed it. They stocked a name brand, the top of it stamped with the date and the words "from China." I googled "China and apples." Stories and reports came up confirming my ... yes, fear. I hadn't been paying...