apple day, this sunday

Eat some apples in the big apple while learning simple ways to go green, this Sunday on the Lower East Side. It’s New York City Apple Day!

Sunday, October 19
11am to 4:30pm
Orchard St btwn Broome and Grand

  • Apple Tastings – Apple Pie to Chicken Apple Sausage to Chocolate Apple Truffles and Apples and Honey for Sukkot

  • Face painting and Family Activities for kids

  • Free giveaways! Toys, 500 Energy Efficient Light Bulbs, T-Shirts

  • Live Entertainment

  • Learn the best way to recycle

  • Learn how to save energy and money

  • Learn the simplest things to do in your home to Go Green

It’s true what they say, “an apple a day…”

I just read this fitting little tidbit from Yoga Journal editor Andrea Kowalski:

According to Ayurvedic medicine, apples help draw out of the body the heat that accumulates over the summer—heat that can dry out and cause digestive distress in the winter season. The pectin in apples also helps to clean and heal digestive mucosa, according to Ayurvedic doctor John Douillard.

Love apples? Share your favorite apple recipes here.

Honeycrisp, one of my favorites


3 Responses to “apple day, this sunday”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Dear Superecop. Thanks you for using your powers of prose for good and not evil! :)I have a very large apple tree in my small backyard in Jersey City of all places. Anyhow the apples are not very tasty. They are tart and grainy. I was wondering if you have some tips on what to do with them. Typically…gasp… I through them away. Next year I would like to do something them. What do you recommend? Composte is out on the question considering the fact that the smell is not appreciated by my close neighbors.

  2. Liz Says:

    anon.,I understand your frustration and reluctance to just throw out the apples. The first option that comes to mind is composting. I know you seem against it because of the smell, but from what I’ve read, a well aerated and maintained compost bin shouldn’t smell bad. There are many types of bins that effectively make compost without odor (or so I’ve heard, I’m not fortunate enough to have a yard to compost in!).Here are is one example of a tumbler bin and some tips on composting.Perhaps if your neighbors shared the compost with you it would lessen the burden. Everyone could contribute their kitchen scraps and in the end benefit with rich compost to fertilize their gardens.Or maybe instead of a compost, you can make a compote (okay, that was a bad joke).Are the apples really inedible? Maybe you could make apple confit or apple jelly (lots of sugar to hid the tartness).I’m sorry I can’t offer any another solutions. Maybe someone at a garden center could offer better advice.Good luck!(PS, I like my new alias)

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Thanks for the tips. I think I am going to find a place that helps me make hard cider or the like. If you ever come across a place that does that in the tri-state area please post it. Superecop might was Freudian typo! :)Regards and keep up the good work.

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