Peg’s Amazing New England Apple Squares

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I HAVE COOKED with apples for many years and written about them almost as long. Still, it felt a little audacious for me to bring apple …

A Midwinter’s Apple Read

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WE ARE ALWAYS INTERESTED in books about apples, and four titles published between 1993 and 2012 have recently come our way: A Basket of Apples …

‘Tis The Season For Apple Gifts

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APPLES OF NEW ENGLAND (Countryman Press, 2014), a history of apple growing in New England, includes photographs and descriptions of more than 200 apple varieties …

The Case of the Pink Lady Apple (in Stir-Fry Salad)

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PINK LADY has it all: a highly distinctive color; rich flavor; a glamorous name evoking the grenadine-laced cocktail of the same name; and legal intrigue …

Apple Pies! Pies! Pies!

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MORE THAN 60 pies from around New England graced the tables at the 3rd Annual Great New England Pie Contest on Saturday, October 20, at …

The Unsung Jonagold Apple

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JONAGOLD is a bit of a mystery, more popular around the globe than here in the United States, where it was developed. Jonagold is an …

Assessing the 2012 New England Apple Crop (and Apple Muffins)

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IT’S DIFFICULT to draw a single conclusion about this year’s New England apple crop. While the region’s diverse geography and microclimates ensure some variability from year …

Who Makes the Best Apple Cider Donut?

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THE QUESTION of who makes the best cider donut inspires considerable debate and some controversy. These humble, cake-like orbs are nearly as high in demand as …