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An Apple a Day

March 11, 2021

The exact date is not known, but March 11th  is believed to mark the day Johnny Appleseed passed away and rose up to the apple pie in the sky. So, today we celebrate National Johnny Appleseed Day.

Legend has that Johnny Appleseed, whose real name was John Chapman, traveled to places like Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin, planting apple trees and apple seeds. A rather odd personality in the manner in which he dressed, Johnny Appleseed brought kindness, wisdom, and news to the people as he passed through each place.

Johnny Appleseed’s legacy lives on through his apples and the goodness they provide.

Look at the benefits!

Apples may help lower cholesterol.

Apples are a source of good fiber and digestion.

Apples help your immune system.

Apples may help to prevent cancer.

Apples help with weight loss.

Apples protect your heart.

Apples are good for brain health.

Apples lower the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Apples are nutritious.

Thank you, Johnny Appleseed!

Johnny Appleseed Cake

Johnny Appleseed written by Lori Haskins Houran and illustrated by Genevieve Godbout, Golden Books, 2017.

Apple Pickin’ Time

September 29, 2016

Autumn is my favorite time of the year. The foliage puts on its best show. The days are crisp. And the apples are oh, so delicious! It’s time for apple picking – Courtland, Macintosh, Red Gala, Braeburn … Yum! Yum! Yum!


Getting ready to pick.


Rows and rows of apples!


A perfect specimen.



What to do with all these apples? No problem! It’s apple crisp, apple cake, apple pie, applesauce, and a bushel of apple books!

Apple-Cranberry Cake

Take a bite of out of this delicious apple-cranberry cake and one of these yummy books.

The Apple Orchard Riddle written by Margaret McNamara and illustrated by G. Brian Karas

Apples for Everyone written by Jill Esbaum

Applesauce Season written by Eden Ross Lipson and illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein

Pinkalicious: Apples, Apples, Apples! written and illustrated by Victoria Kann

Apples A to Z written by Margaret McNamara and illustrated by Jake Parker

Apples written and illustrated by Gail Gibbons

The Apple Pie Tree written by Zoe Hall and illustrated by Shari Halpern


It’s Apple Picking Time

September 7, 2010

“There is little choice in a barrel of rotten apples.” — William  Shakespeare

Apples in the trees

Apples on the ground

Apples, apples are all around!

We went apple picking this weekend. We munched, crunched, and chewed our way through the apple orchard. Thoughts of apple pies, apple crisp, apple cake, and apple sauce teased my taste buds. As we picked and stuffed apples into our bag, I imagined the delicious aroma of baking apples wafting throughout our house.

The apples are now sitting in a nice bowl on the counter. They look delicious. They taste delicious. And one of these days I’ll dig out some apple recipes and convince someone to bake all those sweet-smelling goodies for me!

Meanwhile, pick one of these tasty apple books.

Applesauce Season by Eden Ross Lipson (Roaring Book Press, 2009), Up, Up, Up! It’s Apple-picking Time by Jody Fickes Shapiro (Holiday House, 2008), Apple Farmer Annie by Monica Wellington (Puffin, 2004), How Do Apples Grow? by Betsy Maestro (Collins, 1993), Johnny Appleseed:  The Legend and the Truth by Jane Yolen (HarperCollins, 2008)


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