Posts tagged ‘Apple’

December 15, 2013

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Wassail is a beverage dating back to the Middle Ages. The word is derived from Old Norse, meaning “in good health.” This evolved into visiting neighbors on Christmas Eve and drinking to their health. The actual ingredients in traditional wassail are widely disputed. This could be attributable to the fact that festive bands who traveled from home to home often replenished the bowl with whatever liquid refreshment was available. While one home might have apple cider, another might have spirits of a stronger sort such as ale, wine or hard cider. Most modern recipes for wassail use hot apple cider simmered with spices and sweetened with honey.

Source: www.tlc.howstuffworks.com

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October 24, 2013

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The first candy apple was created in 1908 by William Kolb of Newark, New Jersey.   Kolb a candy maker was looking for ways to expand sales of his red cinnamon candy during the Christmas season and used an apple on a stick as a way to display the brightly colored candy in the shop window.  It didn’t take long for the new treat to take off and soon he was selling thousands of them each year.

Source: www.fillyourplate.org

October 10, 2013

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Bobbing for apples is thought to have originated from the roman harvest festival in honor of Pomona, the goddess of fruit trees.

Source: www.halloween-website.com