The ripening Winesap had a beautiful pinkish cast to its skin, a shine that promised good eating -- and a long-legged, fierce-looking insect clinging to it. An assassin bug that could inflict a nasty, painful bite. We were absolutely thrilled.
First, the scene: An apple orchard. Piles of children tripping over the apples discarded on the ground by piles of other children. Grumpy dads and iPhone-wielding moms taking pictures to prove their children do seasonally appropriate activities in seasonally appropriate attire.
There's nothing like taking your kids walking through lush orchards and gathering apples to use for all different sorts of snacks and treats, from fresh-baked pie to caramel apples. Here, six tips and tricks on picking the most primo apples.