What’s the saying? An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Maybe thats why I’ve been feeling like crap lately. I haven’t been filling my apple quota.
I don’t eat apples every day. Some weeks I switch it up with clementines or oranges so I don’t get bored.
I inherited my dad’s insatiable appetite, much to my waistline’s chagrin. I would have rather gained his patience and skill for produce picking, most likely honed by working the family fruit stand when he was young.
The produce picking gene ended up going to my sister. I settle for buying my apples by the hefty wholesale retail bulk bags and crossing my fingers.
I spent an obscene amount of years working in a popular flat pack furniture establishment. So back in those days, I would have used some cute retail lingo like “That’s what you get for buying As-Is” or “I should stopped at the inspection table before I left” to chide myself for my lazy bagged apple purchase.
These days I sit behind a wall of technology, hiding from the daylight, pointing and clicking the day away. I QA test and deploy code to a website. So the days of retail similes and metaphors have been replaced with QA testing philosophies and digital notes.
Once is happenstance. The first apple appeard to be delicious. The first bite and those there after, revealed a flavourless and oddly textured experience.
Twice is coincidence. The second verse is the same as the first. It’s a big bag. It’s possible to have a couple of bad ones. No biggie, right?
Third time is a pattern. In the testing world a pattern is a problem. Is it possible the entire bag is bad?
Just like a bunch of buggy complex code, the bag of apples sat in the fridge, neglected until I was forced to touch them again.
Maybe it was user error. Perhpas the apples were not bad, but just not of the snacking variety.
Maybe I grabbed a bag of baking apples. Only one way to know for sure. I’m going to have to test them.
I grabbed my trusty oxo good grips apple corer/slicer and got to work.
The results of the night’s testing were in. The apples now in a cooked state had gained their missing sweetness. Their texture now appropriate for the recipes chosen.
It’s sweet to get back to having some form of apple in my day.