It ain’t all bad here. If you stay away from the restaurants there is some good food around. Some of it is just now ready for harvest like these:
These are Lodi apples. Very similar if not the same as the store bought Granny Smith. A bit softer but with the same flavor. They are used to make applesauce, which we did.
Peel them up and cut them into real small slices. Put in a pot with some water and boil until they become soft like you were making mashed potatoes. Drain and run them through one of these things:
Put them back in the pot and add sugar to taste.
Cook until the sugar dissolves. And you have homemade applesauce.
Extremely tasty hot or cold, just add a bit of cinnamon.
We got a bushel of these from one of the local amish farms. It’ll make enough to get through the rest of the year and possibly through winter. This was always a real treat when I was a kid. My grandmother was a master at making this stuff so it brings back some pretty good memories.
By the way, a bushel of these apples, all of which were about the size of a softball, cost $16. One apple at the Publix in Key West, a Honeycrisp, $5.
I like my apples like I like my wimmen. Hard, green, and sour.