If you really like apples, now is your time. Fall is the perfect time to purchase apples. Most cities have an apple orchard within a short driving distance. Some are u-pick orchards and some are just go and buy what you want (my favorite). If you can’t make it to an orchard or farmers market, check out the varieties at your local grocery store.
Back in the dark ages, it seems that we only had two kinds of apples, golden delicious and red delicious. But, we have come a long way. It seems that every year I find a new apple to try. Some are sweeter, some more tart, but all are fun to try. I’ve found that different apples have their own distinctive flavor. Some apples are better suited for cooking and others are better for eating.
For more information on apples and how to use them, try these resources.
- Kimmel Apple Orchard (Nebraska City, NE) - http://bit.ly/b6QAEV
- Washington State Apple Commission - http://bit.ly/aISOMR
- Better Homes & Gardens -http://bit.ly/aK1ygP
- Cooking Light - http://bit.ly/c34fjY
If you try any of these sites or recipes, please comment. We would love to hear from you.