I am definitely behind on my blogging. As a teacher, when it comes to workload, I’m used to the ups and downs of a typical school year. As report cards approach, a teacher’s life inevitably gets busy. We’re busy with marking and the writing of the report cards – not my favourite part of the […]

My husband and I have a subscription to the Mirvish Theatre shows. As big theatre lovers (especially musicals), it works out nicely for us to have a subscription like this. It’s more convenient than having to purchase individual tickets to each show even if it means we may miss out on promotions or deals that […]

This will be the last in my An Apple a Day blog post series.  The Fuji, which like the Mutsu was developed in Japan, can grow to be quite a large apple.  I remember seeing huge Fuji apples in supermarkets periodically.  While apple picking recently, we sampled a variety of apples at the entrance of […]

While spending the Canadian Thanksgiving long weekend at Niagara-on-the-Lake, my husband and I stopped by an apple stand by the side of the road and bought a huge bag of Mutsu apples.  I chose the Mutsu apples after tasting a few others that the farmer had available.  I liked it for its crispiness and its […]

I will confess that I originally confused my apples in my post about the Red Delicious.  Oops!  That is because the Empire apple actually looks very similar to the Red Delicious.  The Empire is, however, rounder and less conical than the Red Delicious.  On our apple picking day, we lost sight of my mom at […]

While picking apples two weekends ago, I came upon some trees (near where I was picking Fuji apples) that had some remaining apples on them.  I mistook these for Golden Delicious as they had a strong resemblance to that type of apple.  When I checked the sign at the front of the row of trees, […]

Growing up, my parents mainly purchased Red Delicious apples.  It is still a favourite of theirs.  As mentioned in my recent post about a fun apple picking excursion with my parents and husband, my dad absolutely loves this apple.  While the rest of us were loading up on a wider variety of apples at the […]