How Do You Like Them Apples

Last Update: September 09, 2020

Apparently, though as with most of these types of phrases there might be other explanations, 'how do you like them apples' came into existence during WWI. I can neither confirm nor deny the accuracy of that claim.

I've always though it was from 'Good Will Hunting', shows how much I know. It was a good film, I know that much.

The reason for the tasty title, which I have only just remembered (I was four paragraphs on when I wondered why I had chosen that particular one), was because while I was mowing the back garden I also harvested these from the apple tree.


I ended up spending about two and half hours up the garden, as I had neglected to keep on top of it and with the recent rain and sun, it had started to go slightly wild. Blackberry bushes and 'Bind weed' don't like to give up their newly acquired territory.

The worst part is hidden behind the log fence you can see, that's 'Bramble City'. Still, all done now and with luck, that will be the last clear out until next year.

In one of my recent posts (Dancing In The Kitchen) I mentioned that I was looking for a new theme but one that could handle a large amount of videos. I wasn't even sure if it was a 'thing', maybe all themes can.

Turns out it is a 'thing', how do I know ? That would be because I had an email from Namecheap entitled 'WordPress Video Themes Customers will Love'. Upon closer inspection, the sub-title was The 5 Best WordPress Video Themes . Now, if that isn't fortuitous, then I don't know what is.

It's a decent article and sheds some light on an area I am lacking the necessary knowledge in. The five recommended themes are all 'paid' ones but that doesn't mean they won't have a free version.

That said, I am more inclined to go for a full version this time round as this site will become my focus over the coming months (possibly years). Also, now that I know that this type of theme exists, I can search for more reviews. Good times.

I had another brief 'play' with one PC this morning and although I had no joy, I did manage to eliminate a number of possible causes for the lack of a picture and thus narrowed down the alternative routes I will have to go down to solve this teaser.

I also held back from having a look at any of the latest ones that have been welcomed into the fold. Such a good boy.

Breaking News. 'Steps' have just released their first 'single' in 23 years, how's that for keeping you up to date with all that's trending in the world.

Finally, within the realms of this post, the domain transfer has finally started moving. I'm not sure what I had done wrong previously but this morning, when I tried it again, things started moving.

No turning back now.

So, that brings you up to speed, as it were. No 'hump day' round here my friends, today, like every other, is one to be devoured and savoured, a contradiction in terms I know but hey, who cares. Have a good one.

Twack Romero

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Linda103 Premium
Those apples would make a nice apple crumble or better still with blackberries added. Apples cake is always a favourite too.
Glad things are moving along well.
Interesting to know there are particular themes that work better for video.
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Twack Premium
I had forgotten all about 'crumble' and we have some blackberries picked only a few weeks ago (The local playing field has them on most of the edges).
I shall put it to the committee.
I was surprised also, yet I suppose it makes sense in the same way that some themes cater for selling of products.
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Linda103 Premium
Apple cake is easy, the base is whisked up like a batter and poured into a tin. Brush that with melted butter, then slice apples all over the top, overlapping them. Mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle all over the top and bake. Think there is something else to add to the top mix, not sure. The recipe is at the house.

I agree it does make sense, just hadn't occurred to me.
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Twack Premium
Nor me, initially.
You make baking a cake sound easy but we both know that the end result isn't always like the pictures.
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Linda103 Premium
Of course it always turns out as it should. Mix it up, stick it in a tin, cook it and there it is, yummy.
Only thing I made that did not turn out well for a while was muffins. I finally found the perfect recipe and then they were amazing.
The trick is to always weigh the ingredients accurately. Extra's like fruit aren't quite so important. Raspberry and white chocolate/blueberry etc in muffins are something I always add extra off. I don't like hunting the fruit. Lol.
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Twack Premium
Now I'm laughing, 'hunting the fruit', it's true, there's nothing worse than taking a bute of a muffin that promises so much and getting nothing but dry sponge.
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Linda103 Premium
Now i see Strudel has been mentioned further down, that's an easy one, especiallyas you can get ready made pastry.
A recent discovery! I mainly use shortcrust because puff pastry is a pain to make but you can buy it.
Turns out my daughters have known about it for years!!
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Twack Premium
I have seen it in Tescos and I'm sure we've had it at one time or another. I'd better get on and start 'doing', they won't last forever. I like the apple and blackcurrant mix.
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Linda103 Premium
Apple and blackcurrant is yummy but apple and blackberry is nicer still.
Thinking of cooking reminded me I haven't made a steam treacle pudding in a long while, though it is more of a winter dessert.
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Twack Premium
Shows how unfamiliar I am with all of this, I meant 'blackberry' doh!.
We're all but in winter and I could eat anything with the word 'treacle' in, all year round.
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Linda103 Premium
Last time I made it, my newish son in law looked at it with suspicion as did my granddaughters other half, both saying they hadn't tried it before. They ended up both wanting the last piece, dividing it and scraping the plate, lol.
How has anyone not had steam treacle pudding. It's a mystery to me.
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Twack Premium
I concur, the closest I have come recently was a 'Golden Syrup' cake. A minute in the microwave and you're good to go.
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Linda103 Premium
Noooooo! It has to be made from scratch, doesn't take long to make. It's the steaming that takes the longest. Then you turn it out onto a plate, all that extra syrup (of course) making a thick golden top on the light fluffy sponge .......
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Twack Premium
Years ago, when the children were present to eat puddings, we used to buy the ones in 'pots', they were very yummy but would never compare to homemade, that's for sure.
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Linda103 Premium
I rarely make them anymore because we no longer eat them. It's only if one group or another come here to dine.
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FKelso Premium
So, what are you going to do with them apples? Make a pie?
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Twack Premium
I quite like them 'as is' but they are a little 'sharp'. Pies, multiples of, would be the best use of them, for sure.
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Joes946 Premium
You’re on a roll Mate!
Actually it is thought that “apples” referred to hand grenades! How bout them apples!
Joe
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Twack Premium
Thanks Joe. That's what I read, about them being shaped like toffee apples.
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CCelest Premium
Hi Twack. It is always great here that when you shout out for help someone do come along to see you through. It's great to have several themes to choose from for your videos.
Carol
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Twack Premium
So very true Carol. I've pulled up a couple of 'best of' searches and will go through them over the next few days but I will ask the community, as someone might be using one and thhose are the best recommendations.
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GeoffreyC1 Premium
Steps were 23 years ago!!! Oh dear, we are getting old.
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Twack Premium
That was my initial reaction when I heard it on the radio. Sad but true.
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