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A Quick Wintertime Refrigerator Relish

What can you do with a few beets, some slowly shriveling apples from last fall’s harvest, and an ever-expanding patch of horseradish? Inspired by a traditional beet-horseradish relish from Russia and a canned beet-apple pickle that I read about somewhere … Continue reading

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Pommé: Breton Apple Butter

I first learned of this traditional preserve of Brittany from a travel guide. In our subsequent trip to Brittany, last spring, my family and I searched the grocery stores and gift shops for pommé. Some people we talked with mentioned … Continue reading

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Pie Bird

In the past I’ve always vented my pies by slashing them, but I like this pie bird, which my sister gave me for Christmas. Our Liberty apples, stored in an unheated bedroom, are a little shriveled but still delightfully toothsome … Continue reading

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The World’s Best Apple

“The Gravensteins are almost ripe,” I emailed my mother. “Want some?” “We’ll be down after dinner,” came the reply five minutes later. Still farming at eighty, my parents hadn’t had time to come to dinner for a long time. But … Continue reading

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Toshiba Apples

In Marina Lewychka’s Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, an old Ukrainian war refugee, lonely in his English cottage since his wife’s death, refuses to heat his sitting room, because that’s where he stores boxes of apples through the winter. Even … Continue reading

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