Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Vincent Johnson

10/31/2013 (2 years ago)

A Blest Life (www.ablestlife.com)

The Mac is the most durable, long lasting, tasty, and juicy apple.

Put your Macintosh computer down and pick up a real Macintosh - a glorious apple if ever there was one!

Nothing is better than a fresh picked Macintosh apple.

Nothing is better than a fresh picked Macintosh apple.

Highlights

By Vincent Johnson

A Blest Life (www.ablestlife.com)

10/31/2013 (2 years ago)

Published in Blog

Keywords: Apples, delicious, autumn. pies, juicy, crisp,


MOORESVILLE, NC -  I want to start with a disclaimer, I LOVE Macintosh apples, so I will always be biased towards them.  All right then, I'm a New Yorker (that would be the Southern Tier- like the deep south of New York State, not the city). We lived in Pine City, which wasn"t that far from apple country. When I was a kid, every year (or so it seemed) we would go pick apples and bring them back to our little yellow 3 bedroom ranch house. My mother would can applesauce to go along with all of the tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato juice, pickles, green beans, and sometimes succotash that she had already finished canning. We would place the rest in a wooden box or other container outside on our patio by the steps.  

Ohhh, the apple pies! I've never tasted a better apple pie than the one my mother used to make (and I've eaten a lot of apple pies!). My sister Peggy's is a close second. During that time (fall and almost all through winter sometimes) "an apple a day" turned into 3 or 4! It seemed like every time I passed the container I had to get an apple out and eat it. I was compelled, almost as an instinct - like the squirrels gather and store nuts for the winter.

Slice of heavenly apple pie.


I often wondered why we never picked any other type of apple other than Macintosh. Every time I bit into a crisp, juicy, sweet and tangy Mac - I remembered. To this day, I've never tasted an apple that could compare! Any of the Delicious variety - thumbs down, Fuji - not a lot to offer, Pink Ladies, not my style; Rome - no taste, Cortland - close, but no cigar. Granny Green's (Smith) are great if you wanted a tart one - but they are better for pies!

The Mac is the most durable, long lasting, tasty, and juicy apple; good for about anything. It is the premier, top shelf apple. Again - I am biased!

There is nothing like heading out on a Saturday, grabbing a cold apple from the patio, and heading down the road on you bicycle to your friend's house, munching all the way. That sure will get you ready for the football game in the lot next to Billy K's house. Well I hope you enjoyed your encounter with the Macintosh apple. Now all you have to do is to go down to the Farmer's Market or your local grocery store and grab a bunch of Mac's and enjoy!

A birth foretold: click here to learn more!



---

Web site to inspire others in facing their day.



Comments


More Blog

The Secret Of My Heart (And Maybe Yours Too) Watch

Image of

By Jackie Stammen

Living deep in the recesses of my heart, there's a secret I've been keeping. I confess I've been way too proud to admit my secret for years. Too proud because admitting it out loud seems scary. Too proud because I fear how I will be perceived. Too proud because I don't ... continue reading


Live Authentically Watch

Image of

By Jackie Stammen

Matthew 23. NASHVILLE, TN - It's funny how life leads me to interpret things that I read differently at different times. I can read something once and glean from it something entirely different than I did a year ago reading the exact same thing. Today I read Matthew 23 ... continue reading


Hello Gorgeous Watch

Image of

By Jackie Stammen

Once upon a time I enjoyed shopping, like really enjoyed it. Perhaps because I grew up an hour from the nearest 'real' mall so it wasn't too often I would go within a year. My younger years were in a time before online shopping so that wasn't even an option. In middle ... continue reading


The Power of Making People Feel Welcome Watch

Image of

By Jackie Stammen

One of the greatest things you can do for someone is to make them feel welcome. NASHVILLE, TN - A map dot. That's where I grew up. A tiny map dot in the great state of Ohio. Approximate population: 2,500. My hometown of St. Henry, OH is so small it's technically not ... continue reading


Mary My Mother - Be At my Side Watch

Image of

By Michael Seagriff

The great value of retreats is that the guidance and insight gained during those intense times of prayer and silence never stop giving. Every time I re-read my notes from past retreats I gain additional direction and encouragement. Let me share an example of what I ... continue reading


Never Stop Seeking Watch

Image of

By Jackie Stammen

"Seek. The finding is not our job. Just seek and you will find." ~Father Kevin McGoldrick NASHVILLE, TN - Let your heart be led by the seeking. You don't have to know the outcome, you don't have to see the whole pathway, all you have to do is take the first step. It's ... continue reading


Happy New Year Resolutions! Watch

Image of

By Shelly A. Schneider

Did you make them? Have you already fallen off that proverbial wagon? I bet you at least gave the resolution thing some thought, especially after all that candy, turkey, mashed potatoes, ham, more mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, etc. In 2016, my resolutions are more ... continue reading


What To Do With Your Hearts, Works, Joys and Sorrows Each Day Watch

Image of

By Michael Seagriff

What a treasure trove of wisdom and spiritual insight our Church has accumulated over the centuries! The problem is that there are so many jewels, we forget what and where they are. CANASTOTA, NY - How fortunate I was to stumble upon this gem - this Advice to ... continue reading


Love Has Come Watch

Image of

By Norm LeDonne

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." (Jn 1:1) "And the Word became flesh..." (Jn 1:14) "...God is love." (1 Jn 4:8)What do these versus have in common, and what do they have to do with the Matt Maher song Love Has Come? ... continue reading


The Look Watch

Image of

By Shelly A. Schneider

My husband, Jim, and I recently celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. I hope if you're married that you're still able to look at your husband or wife with love. I hope that time has not diminished, but enhanced, the love you feel for your spouse. And I hope you ... continue reading


All Blog News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Subscribe to Catholic OnlineYouTube Channel

the FEED
by Catholic Online

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Isaiah 6:1-2, 3-8
1 In the year of King Uzziah's death I saw the Lord seated on a high and ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 138:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 7-8
1 [Of David] I thank you, Yahweh, with all my heart, for you have ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 5:1-11
1 Now it happened that he was standing one day by the Lake of Gennesaret, ... Read More

Reading 2, First Corinthians 15:1-11
1 I want to make quite clear to you, brothers, what the message of the ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for February 7th, 2016 Image

St. Moses
February 7: Arab hermit and bishop who is called "the Apostle ... Read More