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The One Ring Forums: Off Topic: The Pollantir:
How do you eat your apple?
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Poll: How do you eat your apple?
Leave the core
The whole apple (minus stick)
Depends on my mood / Both ways
Some other way
Don't like apples
View Results (104 votes)


Jan 10 2013, 9:56pm

Post #76 of 124 (554 views)
that is a pretty funky sandwich! :P // [In reply to] Can't Post



Jan 10 2013, 10:52pm

Post #77 of 124 (537 views)
Two options [In reply to] Can't Post

1.) The "civilised" (aka wasteful) way: Use a knife, peel the apple and slice if off the core. Eat everything else.
2.) The horsewoman's approach: Bite off the peel and feed it to furry friend. Consume the rest yourself and then feed core to horse.

I just can't be bothered with either peel or core.


Jan 10 2013, 11:14pm

Post #78 of 124 (508 views)
feeding bites of apples to animals [In reply to] Can't Post

wow, your post just made me remember my guinea pig. We never properly named it. First it was pig. Then it was piglet. Then it was pigwit. Then it was wigwit.

This was 1975 so not inspired by Figwit at all!

Anyhow, we used to give Wigwit the left overs from the produce we ate. I'd eat the celery and give Wigwit the leafy end. My husband would eat carrots and give Wigwit the stem end. We ate apples and give Wigwit the core.

Well, Wigwit grew to understand that the sound of someone biting into something crunchy meant food was coming and she'd start doing her little 'wheek wheek' sound. It would start out soft then get more and more urgent as we continued to eat... since we hadn't quite gotten *our* part eaten yet. Over time, the really loud, insistent versions came as soon as she heard us crunch and we'd have to give her a bite from the get go to keep her happy.

And over more time, she realized that the sound of the refrigerator opening preceded the sound of us biting into crunchy food so she started 'wheek wheeking' any time we opened the fridge.

She also responded to us calling her name 'Wigwit'.

She was a long haired guinea pig like this one:

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Jan 10 2013, 11:36pm

Post #79 of 124 (510 views)
No idea... [In reply to] Can't Post

...but it was probably one of my daughters who first did it, maybe my youngest, she's always "experimenting" with food! Laugh

PB and mayo? Real mayo, I hope, not the "miracle whip" stuff! Tongue

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Jan 10 2013, 11:41pm

Post #80 of 124 (531 views)
Um... [In reply to] Can't Post

I send along your suggestion to Altaira...but she may not find it a-peel-ing...



Jan 10 2013, 11:53pm

Post #81 of 124 (506 views)
Well that just wounds me, [In reply to] Can't Post

to the core.

Tol Eressea

Jan 11 2013, 12:16am

Post #82 of 124 (496 views)
pfft. My Grandad has been eating apples whole all of his life, and he's fine ;) (so far lol) // [In reply to] Can't Post


Tol Eressea

Jan 11 2013, 12:20am

Post #83 of 124 (532 views)
LOL, awesome zarabia ^__^, yeah it's pretty Polish to eat the whole apple, indeed.., I got the habit from my grandad afterall.. [In reply to] Can't Post

The best apples I've had were from Poland too Wink. My mum says however that the most glorious apple she'd ever had was from the Polish village which most of our family descend from,..... sadly that apple tree was cut down in the 90s Unsure


Jan 11 2013, 12:36am

Post #84 of 124 (493 views)
I think such a request would be applecable under the corent cirskinstances // [In reply to] Can't Post



Jan 11 2013, 12:45am

Post #85 of 124 (486 views)
I had to try this [In reply to] Can't Post

So as the second part of my apple experiment lunch today (the first part was eating the skin instead of peeling it), I salted it.

It was very odd because I love salt and I love apples, but had never mingled the two tastes together at one time. Rather than make it less tart though, I thought it brought the tartness out more. But I thought the saltiness overpowered the sweetness overall.

It was an interesting taste combination though. I salt a lot of things, definitely most vegetables and eggs always. And soups. Salt is a fantastic flavor enhancer for most foods.


Jan 11 2013, 1:34am

Post #86 of 124 (519 views)
stick? [In reply to] Can't Post

Our apples don't come with sticks. Unless they have caramel on.

I eat the peel & all of the flesh, but leave the core.

Tol Eressea

Jan 11 2013, 1:48am

Post #87 of 124 (589 views)
rofl, nice one Starling ;) [In reply to] Can't Post

might indeed be a hard core inside me lol. Need to go to some psychodynamic psychologist to find out or something Tongue


Jan 11 2013, 1:49am

Post #88 of 124 (501 views)
What we have here are the seeds of inspirappletion. [In reply to] Can't Post

That were badUnimpressed

Tol Eressea

Jan 11 2013, 3:48am

Post #89 of 124 (565 views)
XD twas fine for me ;) // [In reply to] Can't Post



Jan 11 2013, 2:05pm

Post #90 of 124 (523 views)
The sounds animals remember... [In reply to] Can't Post

... are quite a story of their own. We once had horses who'd recognise my car's engine. The current ponies haven't managed the engine sound quite yet, but even if I positively creep up to the barn I can't open the tack room door without a greeting. Or rather a "About time you came. I want to play on the paddock. Now!"-demand.

Eowyn of Penns Woods

Jan 11 2013, 8:09pm

Post #91 of 124 (523 views)
I lost my appetite after reading this thread. :/ [In reply to] Can't Post

I might even go off into a corner to have a short weep for humanity. ;)


Jan 11 2013, 9:39pm

Post #92 of 124 (467 views)
With some apples, the flavor is IN the skin... [In reply to] Can't Post

I happen to like "russets" of various kinds--old apples typically bred in this area, with blotchy brown skin. The russeting (brown part) is supposedly in response to yeast that gets on the skin. Anyway, in russets, all the flavor is in the skin!

But unless one is eating such apples, I don't think the skin adds much. It's fine for what it is, and I'm too lazy to take it off. But it's not for love of most skins that I eat them!

Tol Eressea

Jan 12 2013, 12:05am

Post #93 of 124 (483 views)
lol, I do apologise ;) // [In reply to] Can't Post



Jan 12 2013, 1:34am

Post #94 of 124 (561 views)
Got the pip? ;-) // [In reply to] Can't Post



Jan 13 2013, 8:56pm

Post #95 of 124 (454 views)
I'm allergic to apples [In reply to] Can't Post


So I can't participate in this thread Frown

Tol Eressea

Jan 14 2013, 8:02am

Post #96 of 124 (552 views)
This poll's being really quite revealing! :D // [In reply to] Can't Post



Jan 14 2013, 8:30pm

Post #97 of 124 (444 views)
Eat the core? [In reply to] Can't Post

Why would I eat the core? XD

Anyway I prefer apples that is a little sweet and soft. I hate hard, sour apples. So it depends on the apple how much of it I eat too.


Jan 14 2013, 8:44pm

Post #98 of 124 (438 views)
I like the apples to be processed a lot [In reply to] Can't Post

so that they aren't so much apples anymore,

but maybe ...

apple sauce
apple pie
baked apples
apple porridge
apple cobbler
apple muffins

etcetra: something tasty perhaps reminiscent, inspired by, and containing the essence of apples ... but not really apples ...

an abstraction of apples if you will
apples in an artistically represented form
more formal and easier to take
not quit so tart but still sweet ... and not a mention of cores and seeds and stems ... if they ever existed at all


Jan 14 2013, 9:01pm

Post #99 of 124 (549 views)
Just remember to stay true to yourself. [In reply to] Can't Post

We are the few. The proud. The core-eaters. Wink

The poll results match up pretty well with what I've observed with other people.


Jan 15 2013, 1:39pm

Post #100 of 124 (469 views)
Being a Browncoat, [In reply to] Can't Post

I always cut up my apples. You see, back in the days of the civil war, the Alliance troops put pressure-sensitive grenades called grizwalds in our apples. Just imagine what would happen if you bit into one. Wink

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