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Sizing Up the 2019 Apple Crop, and a Fulfilling Apple Hero

NEW ENGLAND EXPECTS an average to above-average 2019 apple crop in most locations. The season has been running a little…

New Season, New Website, and Apple Tart with Mascarpone

GOOD NEWS, apple lovers! The 2019 New England apple crop has arrived. Early season varieties are now being picked at…

A sample of entries in the Great New England Apple Pie Contest. (Russell Steven Powell)
Apple Pie Bakers, Start Your Ovens!

ANY TIME is a good time for apple pie, but the bountiful fresh harvest presents plentiful opportunities for experimenting or…

Surprise Apple Cake (Russell Steven Powell)
Surprise Apple Cake

COUSIN KAREN was baffled. I had asked her for a recipe called Surprise Apple Cake, and she had no memory…

The McIntosh will soon be ready at Sholan Farm in Leominster, Massachusetts. (Russell Steven Powell)
Expect a Good Crop of McIntosh and Other New England Apples

NEW ENGLAND expects a good fresh apple crop in 2018, although there will be some fluctuations throughout the six-state region….

Step right into the orchard as Brookfield Orchards celebrats its 100th anniversary this Saturday, August 25. See below for details. (Russell Steven Powell photo)
Apples and Eggs

APPLES AND EGGS make a sweet breakfast combination, no matter how you crack it. Baked or fried, in the oven…

Paula Red apples are almost ready for picking at New England's orchards. (Bar Lois Weeks photo)
A Warm Welcome to Apples!

WELCOME to the 2018 New England fresh apple harvest! Picking is already underway at many orchards (visit the Orchard Finder…

Apple Stir-Fry

FEW DISHES are as satisfying and easy to prepare as a stir-fry. Just coat the bottom of a skillet with…

Deep-Dish Apple Bars with Zestar! and Rambour Franc

APPLE BARS┬ámake a great dessert or snack, although they come in many forms. They can be light or heavy, cake-like…

Apple Eggplant Towers with Pristines

ONE OF THE PLEASURES of baking with early season apples is that there is an abundance of fresh, local produce…

Apples A (Akane) to Z (Zestar!)

TWO APPLES now available at many New England orchards span the alphabet: Akane and Zestar! With mid-season varieties like McIntosh,…

Mother apples (Russell Steven Powell photo)
Why the Iconic Apple?

CHANCES ARE you would not be reading this if I were writing about spinach or carrots. Healthy and delicious as…