Friday, July 3, 2009

The Apple!

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!


  1. Apple is a very nutritive fruit and it's also useful on cancer prevention besides it helps on keeping our skin renewed , our voice clear ... well , it's a really rich fruit .

    Apple and Cheese Pancakes recipe :


    4 medium eggs, separated.
    1 cup of cottage cheese.
    1 cup of apples, grated coarsely.
    ¾ cup of flour.
    1 tablespoon of honey.
    1 tablespoon of chopped almonds.
    1 teaspoon of lemon juice.
    ½ teaspoon of cinnamon.
    Pinch of salt.


    Mix all of the ingredients, except the egg whites, together.

    Beat the egg whites, then fold in.

    Spray a suitably sized skillet with cooking spray.

    Heat the skillet.

    Drop batter to form pancakes.

    Brown the pancakes.


  2. Hi , Joy !
    I posted in my blog a main meal dish specially for the YamDaisy . Well , it's a homestyle meal with cheap ingredients , but very nutritive and delicious ! It's from my kitchen to yours ...

  3. Thankyou! I will put your lovely dishes together now!

  4. I am a sucker for anything with apple. I have to limit myself because I'd quite happily bake an apple cake or dessert every week!

  5. I have seen your toffee almond and apple tart caked Crusader! Wow!