I love picking apples. Seriously. I love riding in the wagon pulled by a tractor. I love the way the air smells like apples. I love the way the apples literally pop off of the tree into your hand when you twist them. I love that you can give one a quick buff on your shirt and take a bite right then and there. I love the apple cider doughnuts and local cheese in the little shop next to the orchard. I even love the picture mail my grumpy friend Joel sends me telling me exactly what he thinks of my apple enthusiasm.
|Crispin, Empire, and Northern Spy|
To be completely honest, I might love picking apples more than I love eating apples. That said, I really do enjoy eating, and baking with, fresh New York apples. Yesterday, I had a lovely time with a new apple recipe, Caramel Apple Crisp from the March 2009 issue of Bon Appetit.Pin It