Here are the results of poll questions on wenatcheeworld.com in the past week and some of the responses:
How do you most enjoy an apple?
Just eating it 49 percent
Apple pie 22 percent
Apple crisp or other baked item 20 percent
Apple juice or cider 4 percent
An ingredient in other recipes 1 percent
Don’t like apples 4 percent
Brewster High School English teacher Jake Johanson posed this question to his students. Here are some of their responses:
- Dario — with peanut butter.
- Kevin — salt and lemon with chile.
- Roberto — carmel apple.
- Eduardo and Edith —apple pie.
- Mr. Johanson — my wife’s apple crisp.
- Ivan — apple sauce.
Some other readers’ responses:
- I grew up a couple of thousand miles away from Washington, but my mother always loved biting into a Washington apple — and still does! How I like them best though is a toss-up. I eat sliced apples with cheddar cheese on the side most often, and I love a good Waldorf salad, but my favorite just might be the one I’ve eaten since childhood: fried apples with lots of cinnamon — fantastic on biscuits, pancakes, waffles or even by themselves.
- I lived in Anchorage, Alaska, until I was 12 back in the ’70s and apples were months old and soft by the time they showed up at the grocery stores. Hence I never enjoyed them fresh and always associate them with being mushy. We did, however, come down every other year to visit my grandparents during the summer while cherry season was going on, so I love cherries. Funny how a soft apple or two 30-plus years ago can effect your taste so much.
What has the government shutdown meant to you?
Major inconvenience 16 percent
Somewhat inconvenient 13 percent
Nothing 71 percent
- WWII veterans storming the “barrycades,” Vietnam vets arrested for doing similar. Armed park rangers parking SUVs to block roadside photographic opportunities of Old Faithful in Yellowstone. And let’s not forget Uncle Sam’s stunning “keystone cops” remake when they actually tried to shut down the privately owned Mount Vernon. LOL. I’ll be fishing alongside the riverbank before too much longer. Try and stop me, like you did to fishing guides in Florida. It will be interesting to hear how a jury of my peers decides the matter. Assuming federal prosecutors could ever get the 12 of them to stop laughing long enough to deliberate!
- Oh, wow, the sky is falling. The computer glitches will be fixed, I was able to sign up here in Washington with no problems.
What do you expect you will pay for health insurance in 2014 compared with this year?
A lot more 54 percent
A little more 14 percent
About the same 22 percent
A little less 4 percent
A lot less 6 percent
- After a few hours of crunching numbers I can honestly say that it will cost us less. I had to figure in the lost hours for my wife now that she has been cut back to less then 30 hours a week, the loss of the tax deduction for filing married jointly and the filing fee for a dissolution of marriage, but we should be $1,500 or so ahead of the game if no major medical problems come up. If we do have a major medical problem then we really hit that jackpot, what with us not having to pay a $6,500 deductible. Can you say CHA-CHING?
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