Apple scoops at the ready for this dish of fresh fruit stuffed full of nutty, citrusy, creamy, boozy goodness.
Adelaide Keen, on Making German ‘Apple Balls’
This early C20th recipe from a lady of… quite strongly-held views, is for a fried morsel that sounds like a tasty treat to me.
Gallery: Lifecycle of an Apple, From Bud to Blossom to Fruit
Follow the lifecycle of a single apple bud from dormancy to harvest, in this series of 40+ photos.
Another Grafting #EpicFail – A ‘Family’ Tree, Killed by Canker
The best laid plans of orchardists gang aft aglay when apple tree diseases get involved, including my latest grafting experiment.
May Byron, on Making ‘Apples, Scalloped’
Here’s a WWI-era recipe for a breadcrumb enhanced apple sauce suitable for serving with various roast meats. Or for scoffing with a spoon.
The Old Fort Settlers, on Making ‘Squash-Apple Bake’
This 1975 recipe, for a crumble in all but name, has a sweet / slightly savory twist that I reckon would work rather well.
Lucy H. Yates, on Making ‘Apple Beignets’
These sweet, simple, deep-fried, battered apple rings are sure to put a smile on your face on a wet winter’s day.
David Brossard, on Cherishing Apple Trees in Winter
What a lovely idea. I’m sure we all want to cherish our trees properly in winter, don’t we? Buckets at the ready, folks.
Dr A. W. Chase, on the Health Benefits of Apples
This C19th medical man was clearly a big fan of the humble apple and its wealth of health-giving properties.
Book Notes: The Commonplace Book of John Gwin of Llangwm
This historical document provides a fascinating insight into orcharding practises, and apple and pear varieties, of the C17th.