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honey are beneficial for a dry cough and may help to remove mucous from the lungs. (vegparadise)" Eating apples cleans your teeth, and gives you a dose of potassium, folic acid, and vitamin C. If these aren't enough reasons to believe the adage, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." I don't know what is.

Some Samhain apple traditions are:

Bobbing for Apples- Unmarried people would attempt to take a bite out of an apple bobbing in a pail of water. The first person to do so was believed to be the next to marry.

Peeling Apples- Attempting to produce a long unbroken apple peel was said to estimate the number of years you had to live. The longer the peel, the longer your life expectancy.

Peeling an apple and throwing the peel over one's shoulder was supposed to reveal the initial of one's future spouse.

Apple Games-

Snap apple is a game where a coin is inserted into an apple by pushing it in as far as possible. The apple is dangled from a string. The arms are tied behind the back and people bite at the apple. The first person that succeeds at biting into the coin inside the apple, wins.

Apple Recipe:

Apple Coleslaw* Serves 8 1/2 head red cabbage, cored and thinly sliced

1/2 head green cabbage, cored and thinly sliced 2 Granny Smith apples, cored and coarsely chopped 3 carrots, peeled and shredded 1 C mayonnaise 2 T apple cider vinegar 1 T honey 1 tsp caraway seeds 1 tsp salt 1/2tsp black pepper 1. In a large bowl, combine the red and green cabbage, apples, and carrots. 2. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; mix well. Pour the mayonnaise mixture over the cabbage mixture; toss well. 3. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

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*Recipe found at Ivillage.com - tried and tasted by the Lewallen family... yummy!

Works Cited:

Apple varieties: http://www.the4cs.com/~cathy/Apples/variety.html

Internet Archaeology: Apple Seeds in Neolithic England- http://intarch.ac.uk/journal/issue1/tomlinson/part2.html#S723

The Vegparadise: http://www.vegparadise.com/highestperch39.html Samhain Apple Customs:

http://www.jeremiahproject.com/culture/halloween.html http://tartanplace. http://www.religioustolerance.org/hallo_cu.htmcom/hcustom/du ckapple.html

Apple Slaw recipe:

http://www.ivillage.com/food/mrfood/recipefinder/recipe/0,1348 5,403271,00.html

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