Friday, July 3, 2009
July the first was International Fruit Day and this years celebrated fruit is THE APPLE!
What a lovely little mainstay this fruit is! Especially for the delicious homestyle food at the YamDaisy Cafe.
Having a dessert on the menu respects those people for whom a meal without a dessert is not a meal. This is a strong tradition where I live in Melbourne Australia.
But I stipulate a fruit dessert because the integration of fruit and vegeatables into the diet is stressed to the homecooks, and the Yamdaisy Cafe aims to provide such every day meals.
But how easy it is to have a delicious fruit dessert with apples around!
Apple crumple, apple dumplings, apple charlotte, apple pie, apple strudel, apple slice...
If you ever got to the end of that list, just start pairing apple with other fruits like the classic apple and rhubarb!
And dessert is not the only place for apple! It takes its place in refreshing summer soups, in accompaniments like apple sauce, in fabulous dishes like "Heaven and Earth' where the apple is heaven alongside the earthy potatoes.
Another staple of the Yamdaisy cafe is the fruit bowl, and most of the year there will be a fresh bright apple as part of the selection!
This is the year of the apple and there is no Yamdaisy Cafe yet to serve it in! But not to worry, it's time will come!