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The WALLY team bobs for apples at the 1st annual NW CiderFest

Friday, January 1, 2010by  Christa VanWieringen

Northwest CiderFestThis past weekend the WALLY team headed to Portland for the inaugural NW CiderFest. From Johnny Appleseed to The Wenatchee King, apple enthusiasts from all around gathered to try the finest ciders from local brewers. The main ingredient in cider is none other than apples. An apple may be just that, an apple, but we beg to differ that it’s more than just a fruit.

This delicious treats’ popularity has made its way into many popular expressions that most of us use, but might not know what they mean. Here are a few of our all-time favorite apple expressions.

1. The Apple of my eye: This is a phrase we can’t take too literally. We say this when we’re referring to a favorite, or beloved, person.

2. One rotten apple spoils the whole barrel: Rotten fruit is never a good thing, especially when mixed with others. This expression means that one bad person influences everyone around them, making them act bad too.

3. How about them apples? We’re not really asking how those apples are. This question is usually a way of bragging or showing off.

Whether your favorite apple is Fuji, Granny Smith or Honeycrisp – there’s one thing for sure, an apple a day keeps the doctor away.

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