Huge Cortland apple tree in our lot. Huge. Probably taller than the house.
I pull wheelbarrows of the apples up to the back porch every year. I never use them all — and I really try. They aren’t the prettiest Cortlands you’ve ever seen, but they have a lot of usable flesh.
Speaking of apples, I recently got my hands on about 20 Honeycrisp apples, which have been causing a stir for a few years now. They’ve developed something of a cult following. They’re huge, have red and green variegated skin, and taste sweet and a little tart, with crisp, white flesh.
Find more information about the background of the apple sensation.
I have trouble eating raw apples for some reason. They get stuck in my throat. However,m I can eat them cooked. So I used them as an excuse to bake.
I made an Apple Crisp and Apple Hermits (cookies). You can find the recipes and other great stuff about the queens of the autumn harvest in the Sunday Living section on Oct. 3.