Bar Lois Weeks

Peels on! Caramelize! (apple puff omelet, and the high cost of picking apples)

I CAN HEAR THEM NOW, sizzling in the cast iron skillet, the colorful mix of New England apples (you should…

New England apple valentine

WANT TO IMPRESS your sweetheart with a sensual Valentine’s Day treat that goes straight to the heart and is more…

New England apple dumplings (and food security)

FOR MORE THAN A DECADE now, consumers of apples purchased at grocery stores have had to peel off a small…

New England hot mulled cider

ONE OF THE VIRTUES of apple cider — and there are many — is its versatility. Like the fruit from which…

New England apple pie crust

Apple pie should be eaten “while it is yet florescent, white or creamy yellow, with the merest drip of candied…

New England apple pie

WHAT IS the best pie apple? There are several schools of thought on this. Some people have their absolute favorites,…

New England apple sandwiches

ONE OF THE BEST THINGS about apples is their versatility. They can be served at any meal, in any course,…

Simple applesauce, and simply (Mutsu) apples

TRY THIS: go to your favorite orchard farm stand or nearby grocery store, and purchase a dozen New England apples….

Seeking the Westfield Seek-No-Further apple

WHEN WAS THE LAST confirmed sighting of a Westfield Seek-No-Further? Has anyone seen a good Shamrock lately? Westfield Seek-No-Further is an…

Of Jonathan apples and juniper

WITH THIS FALL’S EARLY HARVEST, mid-season apples like Empire and Jonathan are already available at farm stands and stores. There…

Something old (Cortland), something new (Honeycrisp) in apples

CORTLAND AND HONEYCRISP are two of the more popular apple varieties in New England, albeit for different reasons. The all-purpose…

McIntosh apple explosion

FEW THINGS are more quintessentially New England than a McIntosh apple. Its abundant, red-and-green fruit has been filling our orchards…