Homemade pumpernickel toast, heirloom navel oranges, Braeburn apples and a fresh cup of coffee were on the menu at my house in the Boise, Idaho area on April 27, 2017.
|It's what is for breakfast|
The Star Of The Show Was PumpernickelThis was the second loaf of pumpernickel bread I made this week and actually ever in my life. The dark bread was very dense and heavy, just the way I like it. The first loaf I made was slightly less dense so I decided to bake up a second loaf. It turned out awesome.
|I may replace the regular flour with more whole wheat flour next time|
Link To My Recipe: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gr9ZnX7T6SPfnLh3CVMOLCRkWwWCsKpu5rPhW7IdCAk/edit?usp=sharing
The Second String
"The heirloom navel is the same fruit that got California’s citrus industry booming. It’s the original or “old line” Washington Navel and has been bred over the years to produce more fruit, easier, and faster without considering flavor.
"I have to agree with Eric. I don't need to try any other type of orange as I believe I have tasted the best ever." - Tim Bondy, April 2017
The Apple Was SweetI just started eating apples. The calories in a banana as compared to half an apple was enough to make me change. In addition, the bananas in my grocery stores haven't been ripe enough to buy recently. So I'm slowly working my way through various varieties to find out which apples I like the best.
The Braeburn has a good texture but may be too sweet for me. The two I have eaten have been more like candy than fruit. We'll see what number three taste like before moving on from this New Zealand grown variety.
|An apple a day ...|
Here is a little information from Wikipedia: (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Braeburn)
The 'Braeburn' apple is firm to the touch with a red/orange vertical streaky appearance on a yellow/green background. It was discovered as a chance seedling in 1952 by the farmer O. Moran from Waiwhero in the Moutere Hills near Motueka, New Zealand.
It was then cultivated by the Williams Brothers nursery as a potential export variety. It is a seedling from the 'Lady Hamilton' apple. The apple itself is named after Braeburn Orchard near Motueka, where it was first commercially grown.
Braeburn apples have a combination of sweet and tart flavor. They are available October through April in the northern hemisphere and are medium to large in size. They are a popular fruit for growers because of their ability to store well when chilled.
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Originally published on April 28, 2017.
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