New England orchards

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…

New England apple crisp

A FRESH APPLE PIE is a thing of beauty, delicious, substantial and versatile — elegant enough for a dinner party, familiar enough for…

New England apple harvest is here

It’s apple picking time in New England, and the forecast for Labor Day Weekend looks fine.

Meet the Duchess of Oldenburg apple

DUCHESS OF OLDENBURG was one of four pioneers among Russian apples in America, along with Alexander, Tetofsky and Red Astrachan….