I think one of the nicest aspects of the food blog world is meeting people and having someone take the time to say, “I like your blog.” It’s not expected even though ultimately, that’s what most of us are working for, isn’t it? Maybe it’s not what we began blogging for, but it seems that in the long run, it’s a lot of work if no one’s enjoying what we produce.
Keeping a non-digital scrap book would be far less time consuming, but oh, so quiet. At this point, I could never give up the spirited noise that greets me each day that I sit down to work — whether it’s from twitter, or reading blogs, or responding to comments made on mine, the positive energy that greets me is invaluable!
Recently, I was tagged by Karen of Mignardise to share six random things about myself, and I’m grinning, because I like to have fun with these things. But I’m thinking you may need the bribe of a nice bowl of some warm Maple Apple Crisp and a cup of coffee to go with my random nuggets of information. I have a tendency to blather on a bit.
I love baked apples; in pies, cobblers, cakes, — you name it, and I love them. But I think apple crisp is my favorite. I’ll blame it on my brother since he was crazy over it when we were growing up. And if he knew I was playing around with an old favorite, he’d roll his eyes and tell me I was ridiculous.
But I already know that. It makes life much more interesting — especially if one’s a foodie. Understanding how flavors and textures work with one another opens up so many possibilities, and waiting for that first bite after the experimentation is done is so worthwhile.
The perfect baked apple dessert is a bite of still slightly crunchy, and tart — nothing too sweet or soft.
So when I thought about the ingredients in this apple crisp, it only made sense that if pomegranates were included, then pistachios should be included as well. Both are native to Iran, but now grown in California. Pistachios are one of nature’s amazing foods — packed with antioxidants just like pomegranates. If you’re a nut lover, then it will help to know that while you’re munching your way through a hand full, you’re helping your HDL levels as well.
I’d say that with all that good info, this dessert not only fits the comfort food bill, it’s healthy, too.