October, with the colourful leaves and many fall-themed holidays, is typically seen as the month of harvest. When it comes to apples, it is definitely true! In fact, these last few weeks of October are our last change to stock up on the juicy, tart, sweet, delicious flavours of fresh orchard-picked apples.
Our writers have researched the best apples to use in your baking projects (essential, now that much of Canada is heading indoors for the long haul), so you can pick the exact right apples when you're at the orchard. They've also provided a few tips on how you can make your apple-picking day-trip into a fun, even romantic, event!
When you're back home, warming up under the blankets and ready to relax, open up a bottle of wine that'll chase away the autumn chill (you'll find Tod Stewart's suggestions in Bite Size below.)