…of ‘an apple a day’…


We’ve all heard it before: “an apple a day keeps the doctor away!”….

Apparently, researchers of the origins of such phrases have concluded that this phrase comes from Wales circa 1860 and “the original wording of the saying was ‘Eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread’.”

So in an annual celebration of apples & orchards celebrated in the UK since 1990, today, the famed and resplendent Covent Garden will feature “obscure apple varieties for sale, apple carving, apple peeling contests and a singing club.”

It is, in my view, the duty of an apple to be crisp and crunchable. ~Edward Bunyard

Apple-tree, apple-tree, crowned with delight,
Give me your fruit for a pie if you will;—
Crusty I’ll make it, and juicy and light!—
Give me your treasure to mate with my skill!
~Louise Bennett Weaver and Helen Cowles LeCron, “September,” A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband with Bettina’s Best Recipes, 1917

An apple is an excellent thing — until you have tried a peach. ~George du Maurier

At lunch time in the cafeteria there was a pile of apples on a tray, and the teacher put a note: take only one, remember, God is watching. A little bit further down the line there was a pile of cookies, and a child had put a note on it: take as many as you want, God is watching the apples.

Cheers to Fine Friday & weekend that sings—turnover!  juice!  crumble!  pie! 

May smiles & song be YOUR ‘correlation’ !!







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