Thursday, October 16, 2008
Now I have proof that Fall is here! Well, not "here" exactly, because "here" it's an unseasonable 85 degrees and sunny. But the apple section at Whole Foods confirmed to me that it is indeed that wonderful time of year. There, in between the Gala and the Granny Smith, were Macoun apples and I bought about 15 pounds of them! This is just the best apple in the world, a New York State cross between Mackintosh and Jersey Black. Last year my book group did an apple taste test, and these won, the hands down favorite with everyone.
I buy as many as I can each fall, and keep them in the basement fridge. I've even been known to order box-loads from a New York orchard, but that can be tricky. The period of availability is very short, and the apples have to be shipped before New York experiences freezing temps, as they can't be mailed after that.
Luckily I've been able to find them at Whole Foods. Each fall for a limited time. So I'll be eating one of these every day, and maybe sparing a few for cooking also.