Last days I started to be a bit obsessed by this magical fruit, so I did some research to find something new about it. And maybe to discover Snow White's beauty secret ;)
Autumn and also winter are main seasons for apples and apple goodies. Let's face some basic facts:
- Apple contains vitamin C, fiber, antioxidants, minerals and unsaturated fats.
- Red apples are good for heart, memory function, lower risk of some cancers and to maintain urinary tract health.
- Yellow apples are good for eyes and heart, immune system and reduce risk of some cancers
- Green apples are good for strong bones and teeth and contains most vitamin C
- The pectin in apples helps to neutralize food odors and fruit acid cleans your teeth like chewing gum.
- Apples also help reduce blood sugar, the amount of harmful fatty acids and cholesterol.
- Apple peel is also very important, because healthy active substances are hidden directly underneath.
Apple in Bathrobe
It's quick and easy recipe and really everybody can do it! ^__^
We need just package of puff pastry, 3-5 apples, cinnamon, nuts and egg.
Peel apples and cut them in halves or into quarters. Take your dough and roll it out a bit bigger and thinner. Than cut it in 9 bigger or 12 smaller squares, it depends on how big apples are. It's better, if you work with cold dough from the fridge. Otherwise, it becomes too soft and sticky and incredibly hard to work with. Take apples and sprinkle on them a bit cinnamon. If they are not sweet enough you can add extra sugar or honey. I just love combination of apples, cinnamon and honey. They are like complete family together. So yum! ^^
Wrap apples to dough. Whisk egg yolk and brush every piece with it. You can add some chopped nuts like almonds or hazelnuts. It's up to you and your taste. ^^ Put in oven preheated to 150 °C for 20-30 min. Enjoy with cup of hot tea! ^^
For this yummy sweet you need only about 6 apples, 1 package of individually wrapped caramels, 2 tablespoons milk and some wooden craft sticks.
Wash apples, remove stems and press a craft sticks into the top. Than put them in fridge - they need to be very cold to help set caramel. Put caramels and milk in microwave safe bowl, and microwave for 1 minute. Than stir well and again in microw. for 30 seconds, or longer as needed. Let it cool briefly. Roll each apple quickly in caramel sauce until well coated. Put them on waxpaper or buttered baking sheet, because caramel is very sticky. Decorate with some sprinkles, nuts or M&M's.
Attention! It's highly addictive! x)
Another great use of apple are natural facial masks! Apple itself has great hydrating and refreshing effects. It contain bioactive substances, that suppress inflammatory processes in the skin.
For oily skin...
Mix grated apple, white yogurt, honey, cinnamon and oatmeal (everything in appropriate amount). Apply on your face and let it be for 20 minutes. This mask has antiseptic effects and cleans and tightens pores.
Grated apple mix with honey and apply on your face, especially in places where the acne is, and let it dry.
Apples and Lolita
Apple print is not really common thing in lolita world. Much more popular fruit prints are with strawberries and cherries. But, of course, there are some lucky finds:
Metamorphose Apple print
Innocent World Nicholaus Fruit
Metamorphose Tales of Wood
Baby the Stars Shine Bright Snow White
...and of course many accessories, even offbrand! ^^ One can experiment with this quite common thema a lot. Try to paint apples on your nails, or put some tiny apple detail to your casual outfit, like hairclip or necklace. Just have fun with this symbol of love, health and immortality!
I think that' all about this king of fruits (in a bit Snow White's spirit (x ). Thank you very much for reading, I hope you like it! And I'm sorry for not posting so often. My work takes almost all my free time! But I like it very much! ^^ I work in an bio-grocery shop, and it's really great. I learnt many new things about healthy lifestyle, which I prefer, and I try to eat healthy myself. Maybe I'll write something more about it later ^^
Bye for now! ^__~
(PS. I don't own any of these pictures, they were found on the internet. ^__^)