As the apple harvest continues along Lake Ontario pome fruit lovers look forward to the next tasty varieties in the harvest parade. In the coming week Macintosh will be maturing and appearing on farm stands and farm markets. Right on its heels will be Honeycrisp and Gala. All three are great for fresh consumption. I like Macintosh for sauce. Honeycrisp and Gala are also great fruit for baking.
Fall temperatures bring on the rich flavors of Brassica vegetables. Cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale and mustard. Their sugars rise and the sharp flavors created in warmer weather are gone. Whatever your cooking style: grilling, roasting, steaming or stir fry this is the season for Brassica vegetables.