Bar Lois Weeks

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…

Apple Raisin Cake with PaulaReds

  APPLES AND RAISINS go extremely well together, as in this recipe for Apple Raisin Cake. I used three PaulaRed…

Winning apple pies

  CALL IT beginner’s luck. “It was the first attempt I ever made at writing my own recipe and baking…

An apple dessert easier than pie, and Baldwin apples

  AS A CERTIFIED nurse assistant, I have developed many close relationships with clients and their families. A good example is Esther, a recent widow…

A Corail is a Pinova, an apple crostata is like a galette

APPLE VARIETIES have a long tradition of having multiple names. Before it became Baldwin, the apple was known as Woodpecker,…

A tale of two delicious apples

THEY ARE BOTH mostly sweet, conical in shape, late-season apples. Their names are identical except for their predominant coloring. They…

Try Empires in Apple-Pear Cobbler with Cheddar

WITH THE ARRIVAL of classic mid- to late-season apples like Cortland, Macoun, and McIntosh, and newcomers like Gala, Honeycrisp, and…

Versatile Cortland a great choice for Apple Brownies

MANY APPLES are described as “all purpose,” meaning that they are equally good eaten fresh, baked, cooked, or pressed into…

Starting the apple season with Sansa

THE EARLY RETURNS are in, and there is good news for New England apple lovers. Despite last year’s bumper crop,…

Mutsu and Stayman among the year’s best late-season apples

SOME OF THE BEST New England apples from the 2015 fresh harvest are still available in stores. Cortlands and McIntosh…

Suncrisp apples, Tougas Family Farm, Northborough, Massachusetts (Russell Steven Powell photo)
Good now, better later: Idared and Suncrisp

SOME APPLES, like fine wines, improve with age. Two relatively new varieties, Suncrisp and Idared — are examples. Their flavor…

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…