Thursday, September 29, 2016

Revisiting Cortland


Cortland sits modestly in the shadow of its more glamorous relatives, McIntosh and Macoun. Cortland is the number one favorite of some people I know, yet I generally pass this variety by, given what else is available in the fall.

For this reason I wanted to revisit Cortland, with a farmers-market-fresh apple picked at peak. Would I revise my original review?

Sunday, September 18, 2016

What I'm eating this summer

Sometimes it seems as though I'll go a whole season without having a single Gingergold or Zestar, but this summer I've been enjoying both.

Gingergold starts its run in August a little greenish and tart, but still nice. It mellows out as it peaks towards the start of September.

Zestar's flavors, banana and all, work together very well.