Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Odd Indulgences

Pink Pearl, 2011

I like to take an apple, any type, but I'm particularly liking these Pink Pearls at the moment, and peel it, then chop it up, roughly, nothing fancy. Place it in a bowl and squeeze the juice of 1/2 a lemon on top. Next I sprinkle some sugar, just a little, over the lemony apples. This is a particularly puckering experience with the Pink Pearls. I don't believe the combination is a common enjoyment, but I certainly like it.

Do you have a culinary indulgence some might deem odd? Perhaps you'll share.

Or maybe I'm the only one.

Pink Pearl (apple)


  1. Oooh. Lovely pic, Denise, and what a fun post.

    When I need a quick meal for breakfast, dinner, or whenever, I like to add a 1/2 cup of rolled oats, raw milk, blueberries, 1 tsp of chia seeds and a packet of stevia to my bowl.
    Quick, filling, and good for you. Yum.

  2. Beth, I'll have to look up chia seeds and stevia. You've prompted me to learn something new today. Thanks.

  3. I love pretty fruits - and this combo sounds particularly pleasant.

    I recently adopted my mother's fancy juicer (it was lonely in her cabinet) and have been indulging in green apple/cucumber whenever i need a pick me up.

  4. Krystyna, Green apple and cucumber seems such a light and fresh combination, not to mention pale green pretty. I'm sure it would pick me up too.

  5. You're not weird - I do this too! I also add a sprinkle of cinnamon. I got the idea after I always found myself eating all the filling (raw) when I make apple pie. Such a satisfying and simple dessert, and probably one of the healthiest!

  6. I love a slice of lemon sprinkled with salt, a taste shared with both my mother and grandmother. I've never had a pink pearl, but now I must.

  7. mmm, I like to cut a tomato into slices, top each slice with a smear of pesto and a sliver of brie. Meanwhile my daughter stands in front of me sticking a long madeleine into a jar of nutella.
    Doesn't matter how you bring them up……..

  8. Pink apples! I had never heard of these Pink Pearls and now I am envious. I'm wondering what they look like on the outside and what's wrong with the European Importers that they are not Importing - straight to Google Search I go.

  9. I have never seen these beautiful apples on the East coast. I must do a search. My odd culinary craving involves a can of beets, some olive oil and oregano.

  10. those apples resemble the Pink Lady variety found in parts of Tennessee. there are wonderful.

    we've been snacking on ripe melon chunks---sometimes cantaloupe, sometimes watermelon, sprinkled with sea salt and black pepper. refreshing!

  11. having grown up with lemon trees in my backyard I love lemons in every possible way. I can eat a whole one like an apple, skin and all. Your idea if squeezing it over an apple makes utter sense. I tasted that when preparing apple pie and fell in love. Similar concept: I like squeezing lime juice over fresh papaya or mango. That citrus pucker accompanied by the sweet flesh of fruit is heavenly.

  12. delicious.

    and so glad you enjoyed a tomatoey breakfast.

    and so: avocado, spread over toasted pita. drizzled with olive oil, lots of cracked black pepper and finishing salt.


  13. it sound odd, but sound delicious. I like sour food. so i am going to have to try this!
    Is your apple pink color? pretty.

  14. Janae, I believe that is where my idea originated as well. Yes, cinnamon is a great idea.

    Rachael, I'll have to give the lemon and salt a try. It seems kind of margarita-like.

    black-eyes angel, Both your treat and your daughter's seem pretty tasty to me.

    mise, All of the action is beneath the rather mundane peel. Of course, I should have known you'd love a pink apple.

    Michele, I don't think I've ever seasoned beets with oregano. I'll have to give it a go.

    nancy, Interesting. The pink lady apples I see here in SF do not have pink flesh. I've liked salt on watermelon, but haven't tried pepper. I'm intrigued.

    Amelia, My dad will eat his lemon with peel too. I've never seen anyone else do this. Lime juice over papaya or mango -- yum.

    Lily, I agree, YUMZ.

    coco, Yes, the apple has a pink flesh. They are tart and sweet, very good.

  15. Pink apples - who would have thought. I like the sound of lemon (and apples) with a little sugar - reminds me of the lemons we used to pick off my Granny's tree. We'd snaffle some sugar from the pantry, then sneak out into the wilderness at the back of the garden, throw the lemons against tree trunks to split them, sprinkle with sugar and slurp up the sugary sour-ness - yum!