It's fall, and you know what that means—APPLES! I love berries, tomatoes, zucchini, I love everything about summer, but when the scarves and sweaters and boots come out of the closet, I find myself really jonesing for some fresh, delicious apples. I eye the produce displays carefully all during September, just waiting for the semi-local apples to appear.
HOW DO YOU LIKE THEM APPLES?
YOU PUT THE VANILLA IN THE COCONUT AND EAT IT ALL UP
Poor vanilla. It's used as a descriptor for the most boring, pedestrian, run-of-the-mill things in life. Dull, conventional people are described as being vanilla, unexciting music is vanilla, and "plain vanilla" is even used in the financial world to describe basic, standard financial instruments.
APP(E)ARENTLY A HEALTHY CHOICE TO UNDO SUMMER DAMAGE
I've always loved pears—they are a sweet, juicy harbinger of Fall. My whole family races to eat them when they become ripe. Speaking of which, have you ever noticed that pears, like avocados, seem to follow a certain pattern: not ready, not ready, not ready, THEY ARE ALL PERFECTLY RIPE, oops, now they are overripe. That window of perfect ripeness is only a couple of days long, hence the race to eat them all.