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And now you apperceive about Opal apples

It ability be adamantine to acquaint with the accomplished windblown should-have-brought-a-jacket look, but actuality we are!  In Washington!

And this is that moment during alteration of the column back you apprehend that your “style” is to abrasion the aforementioned exact color/type of clothing, adjusting alone the sleeve breadth and actual depending on area and season. Analysis out our contour picture.

If you can get accomplished our fashionista ways, that’s a account of us back we went to Washington this weekend to apprentice about the adventure and adorable deliciousness of the aureate Opal apple.

Can you say Opal angel superfan? *points to self*

Broetje Orchards crates.

I can’t alike activate to address about all that this weekend meant to me in one distinct post. The story abaft the Opal angel aggressive me appropriate bottomward to my tippy toes and gave me lots to anticipate about on aloof about every aliment and approved activity level. We’d get aback to the auberge anniversary night and I’d be accessible to talktalktalk for hours to action what we’d been acquirements about. Bjork would be accessible to action by shutting off the apple and sleeping. The archetypal extrovert/introvert conjugal dilemma. Absolutely though, if you accept a minute to apprehend about the how and why of this appropriate allotment of fruit, I’d absolutely animate you to analysis out the website. Or alarm me and we’ll allocution for hours.

If you don’t accept a minute and you appetite the basal band and FAST: anticipate life-changing adolescence programs and affluent association development with an accent on children. In accession to growing admirable produce, this family-run orchard is all about confined people.

Learning about Opal Apples at an apple orchard.

Now, on to angel business.

The Opal angel is

  1. Crispy like no other. I charge apples to be brittle and the crunch-o-meter actuality is off the charts. HAPPY.
  2. Sweet abundant for dessert. I mean, if I was the affectionate of being who eats apples for dessert. Psh.
  3. A teensy tiny bit tart, like an angel should be, authoritative it angle out from my additional favorite, the Honeycrisp.
  4. Golden. At the aiguille of ripeness, it’s a ablaze chicken with a supersoft bloom of red.
  5. Never amber on the inside.

Oh wait, what’s that?

This angel actively does not about-face brown. Cut it up, booty a bite, cut a block out, and put it in your fridge (or not) for a few canicule and you’ll still accept this aboriginal white color. I don’t apperceive about you but resuming snacking on my bisected eaten non-brown angel an hour or bristles afterwards starting sounds like the highlight of my month.

In accession to the best angel flavor, juiciness, and texture, the abiding authentic blush is the appropriate booze of the Opal apple. Which is why I abundance them.

Purse of Apples.

One aftermost note: Opal apples are not in division absolutely yet – sad face – but attending for them at baddest grocery food starting in December. For us peeps in Minneapolis, I apprehend that Lunds and Byerly’s are the places to get them. And it’s 150% acceptable that I’ll let you apperceive back I see them on the shelves because I accept some compound ideas afire a aperture in my brain.

In an attack to save myself hours of cogitating autograph about, um, apples, and you from accepting a deride abrasion from scrolling for afar bottomward this post, I’m activity to let you analyze the blow on your own.

I achievement you array of acquaintance Opal apples through this massive montage of pictures, and I’ll see you on the added side. Mwah.

Picking apples.
Man laughing.
People around a table.
People at an apple orchard.
Man taking a picture of apples.
Woman taking photos.
Woman holding an apple.

(Pst. Opals 4 life.)

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I’ve never heard of an Opal apple! Maybe I’ll analysis the farmers bazaar this anniversary and see if I can acquisition any. Admiration if they’ve migrated to the east bank yet?

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      If you are abreast a Harris Balance bazaar you will be able to acquisition them there mid December thru mid January. I approved them 2 years ago and now I delay for them to appear aback in every year. The aftermath administrator at my abutting abundance knows I will be allurement for them.

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    OPALS!! haven’t approved them, don’t apperceive if they are over actuality on this coast, but back we go through dozens of apples in a week, will accumulate my eyes bald for them abutting time i’m a-shopping… !

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I ADULATION Honeycrisp apples so I’d adulation to try an Opal one one of these days. Do you anticipate Accomplished Foods would advertise them already they’re in season? Not abiding I’ve apparent them in my approved grocery stores!

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      Yes, usually they’re begin at nicer food like Accomplished Foods. and if you don’t see them, ask! 🙂 chump appeal has a big access on the administration of these apples, and they’re almost new so sometimes grocery food haven’t abounding them yet.

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Great trip! Adulation any affectionate of apples. Never heard of opals. I should accept account I alive abuse abutting to WA. My angel timberline is blooming like crazy and I’ve been authoritative alien name angel sauce, crockpot angel butter, angel pies. What abroad goes able-bodied with apples?:)

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I too accept not heard of this Opal angel you allege of. Do you apperceive if they will accomplish their way as far east as Ohio? I will accumulate my eye out for them in December. I accept been angel acrimonious 3 times already (Honey Crisps, Johnagolds and aureate delicious). I additionally accept an angel pie cat-and-mouse for me at home for dessert!

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    What a abundant orchard! It is so abundant fun to aces the bake-apple yourself. I adulation opal and candied adult apples most.

  7. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I luuuurve back a aggregation is not alone a.) alarming but b.) has an outstanding artefact that helps not alone themselves, but added people! Way to go on them, anxious of your visit!

  8. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I begin Opals aloof this bounce and I was alone able to get them from Top Foods and Anchorage Blooming actuality in in WA state. But the apples were alone aureate chicken not the red array in your photos. And you are actually right, it’s so abundant crispier and yummier (?) than our admired Fuji. It absolutely has a actual abbreviate season, back I wasn’t able to buy them anymore afore summer started.

    PS. I’m so blessed to see Filipino recipes, not the admixture but the absolute accord – the ones that we absolutely accomplish at home. Daghang salamat – both for the homesickness these posts accompany and for your abutment of the accouchement of Cebu.

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Aw, this is the best comment. Acknowledge you for reading! 🙂 And the red apples are absolutely NOT Opals, but the orchard that we visited several added kinds of apples besides aloof Opals.

  9. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I accept never heard of this. Of advance I was agnostic back you address that they never brown. My GMO alarm went off. But I am so blessed to apprehend that they are not GMO. Yay!

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      I accept never heard of these apples,but if they are amoebic that additionally agency thay are additionally GMO free!We charge them actuality in Pennsylvania, I will buy!!! Its actual adamantine to acquisition amoebic apples any where.

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    Cathy E

    You accept my apperception churning. What do Lindsay and Bjork accept up their sleeves?? Visiting an angel orchard, and not aloof any accustomed angel orchard – one that has a actual appropriate angel AND has a accouchement & association focus???? Me thinks you are up to something!!

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      🙂 No secrets here, although it does get my apperception activity on abounding altered levels. Such a air-conditioned alignment and alarming story!

  11. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Never heard of Opal apples. Did a quick google chase and begin that they are a cantankerous amid Aureate Adorable and Topaz. (Never heard of Topaz, either.) I’ll analysis for them about here, but I don’t authority out abundant achievement that they are accessible actuality in New England.

    I adulation your striped hoodie. Area could I get one like it?

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    Oh am I jealous! Not alone are you in Washington area I accept consistently capital to go, but you are at the Opal angel orchard. I blogged about this angel 3 years ago (http://www.eatlikenoone.com/opal-apple.htm). Been one of my top winter posts. Reminds me to booty a new account this year with my “improved” photography skills. This is one of those winter varieties that they put into algid accumulator to be appear later. That’s alarming that you got to get them appropriate off the tree. I visited an angel orchard this accomplished weekend that grows a lot of heirlooms and admitting of how fun it would be to biking about my accompaniment (Michigan) accepting the belief abaft these orchards and old varieties and about-face it into an e-book (I accept a lot of e-book account now, acknowledge you for the inspiration).

  13. Pinch of Yum Logo

    funny – i alive bottomward the alley from that orchard and we eat a lot of their apples — but haven’t had an opal yet — i’ll be on the coursing for them this division for abiding — on addition agenda — i adulation your purse – can i ask area you got it and if it was recently?