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Bagging up Honeycrisp, Suncrisp and Mutsu apples at the greenmarket


Fruits other than grapes (seedless, please and thank you) rarely pass through the lips of my 10-year-old.

Imagine my delight when he agreed to an impromptu apple tasting at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket.

We tried Honeycrisps, Sonatas, Suncrisps, Mutsus or Crsipins, Fuji, Gala, and Asian Pears, which technically speaking are a cross between an apple and a pear. And this really only represented a portion of the selection available for purchase. 

I could barely contain my delight - both with the flavor, quality and variety of fruits as well as my son's interest in eating said fruits.

We decided to buy Honeycrisps, Suncrisps and Mutsus.True to their name, the Honeycrisps went straight into individual tarts. The Suncrisps, while not lovely to look at, are  juicy, crisp and a little spicy - good for cooking.  A Japanese variety, the Mutsus had a firm flesh and the most interesting flavor - hints of herb and spice - good for eating with a sharp cheddar.

I was in the mood for something sweet when I got back form the market (when am I not).  But since I've got the boy in the mood for apples, I think it might be a good idea to try tempting him with something savory.

Anyone for an apple, sweet sausage, and goat cheese tart?


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