Though the forbidden fruit of Eden in the Book of Genesis is not identified, interpretation suggests that it was an apple that Eve coaxed Adam into sharing with her.
In Greek mythology, if I throw the apple at you, and if you are willing to love me, take it and share your girlhood with me; but if your thoughts are what I pray they are not, even then take it, and consider how short-lived is beauty.
I do not recommend that you follow Greek mythology when you go through a grocery store and start throwng an apple at someone.
An unhappy store keeper will become very, very, upset and he may start throwing the apples at you.
He has so many varieties to throw at you.
He does not know that the apple is a symbol of sexual
seduction and has been used to imply sexuality between men, possibly in an ironic vein.
If you took an apple from the bottom of this batch and spoiled the display
he would be very upset.
I know the store keepers very well.
I also know they are not interested in Greek mythology that suggests
throwing an apple at someone was to symbolically declare one's love;
similarly, to catch it was to symbolically show one's acceptance of that love.
Renaissance painters may also have been influenced by the story of the apples in the Garden of Hesperides.
As a result, in the story of Adam and Eve, the apple became a symbol for knowledge, immortality, temptation, the fall of man into sin, and sin itself.
|God monitored the situation, got very upset and kicked them out of Paradise with only 1 fig leaf to cover their privacy. Click here to read about the fig leaf in my book The Fig Tree. You will have a laugh to last you a lifetime.|
Because Adam and Eve did not obey God's orders, that is why we have problems such as city traffic, propane and gasoline fumes, insurance claims, taxes, recession, inflation, unemployment, mortgage foreclosures, garbage strikes, earthquakes in Haiti, tsunami in Sri Lanka, hurricanes in Jamaica, floods in Pakistan, typhoons in the Phillipines blah, blah, blah. Whoa!
If Adam and Eve knew about my recipe at the time, and used the apple in a proper manner, and not beat about the bush pretending that they did not understand God, things would have been very different.
All they needed for this recipe that I am about to reveal to you is Mr. Goudas sugar and cinnamon and the world would never have the troubles we have today.
The recipe is very simple.
Very easy to make.
It takes a little effort.
In the end will allow you to have even a temporary visa for a very short trip to paradise and then you will know what we have missed all these years.
Get 2 or 3 apples
Wash apples, remove the skin.
(You can use any apple, Fiji, Gala, Crispin, Delicious (red or golden), Granny Smith, McIntosh, yellow, green, blue, pink, red, single colour, multi coloured, hard, soft- Should I continue to name more apples? OR Should I stop here?.
Any of them will suit this recipe.
Any variety, there are 7000 varieties in the world -use any of them.
Carefully cut peeled apples in half.
Now lovingly cut the apples into smaller slices.
Gently core apples by removing the seeds.
Just a friendly reminder that bloody, finger pieces won't taste good in this recipe.
Careful! Careful! Please... Because apples can be very slippery sometimes.
Place apples in the pot.
Add 2 cups of water ( more or less if you like)
Here comes the sweet part... Add 2 or more tablespoons of sugar.
A tot of Cinnamon.
Reduce heat, stirring occasionally to dilute the sugar.
The amount of sugar is up to you; it depends on the sweeetness that you require.
The amount of water is also up to you and depends on how thick you need the syrup.
The length of cooking time, is also up to you and depends on how soft you want the apples to be.
In a little while, anytime between five to seven minutes your dish will be done.
Display it in a plate, like illustrated below.
In the picture you see a slice of lemon...do not cook or squeeze the lemon, its there for decoration and will give you an exceptional flavour and aroma...
At that moment, you can pat yourself on the back ...
You have just graduated from Goudas University with a Degree in the Art of Cooking
You can present this to your friends if you'd like.
They will all admire you for your great creation.
Don't reveal the secret to them, that you used Mr. Goudas pure cane sugar and
Mr. Goudas cinnamon.
Gently and lovingly place the apple slices on a plate.
Top with a few drops of the juice left from the pot.
Enjoy the simplicity.
A word of advice, don't give this recipe to some folks from the Caribbean..they may want to put pepper sauce or Jerk Seasoning as a topping instead of cinnamon!
Ah Yes! you think I am joking by reading the above statement but sometimes certain people from the caribbean out pepper sauce on cakes.
Therfore nothing surprises me anymore.
The only thing I know is that this recipe is so good it can handle the heat.
As far as the label is concerned it is called "Yah Monn".
It is made by me in honor of the Jamaican culture because they use the words "Yah Monn" on a daily basis.
I don't suggest that you use this pepper sauce if you are not familiarm with the heat content, due to the fact that you may end up running like Forrest Gump for three years, few months and few days.
When it comes to the purchase of your sugar, I wish I could tell you to buy another brand but who else is going to go through all this trouble to give you great recipes.
At least give me the courtesy and buy Mr. Goudas brand sugar; after all, Mr.Goudas sugar is pure cane - it says so right on the label.
Read my book: Overweight Highway to a Healthy Life.
Within the book I discourage the general public from excessive consumption of sugar.
I would like you to have a look in the book, so that you will realize the impact and effect of excessive sugar use in our daily lives.
Today is the 30th of November 2013 and the illustration below shows the geese getting aquainted with the white snow flakes.
They will be ready for departure within the next week.
The third on the right is Limping John, and in the middle is Jimmy Missing Feather...
and I leave it to you to spot Wingless Joe.
I also wrote a book about them that you may enjoy reading.
It's called Canada Geese.
Spyros Peter Goudas