Apple harvest 51178_StaatsOne of my favorite bounties of fall is the apple harvest.  Whether I was living in Washington state or in Minnesota, there are wonderful and delicious apples that grow in the respective regions.  This seems to have been a good year for the apple harvest in the midwest.   Although it may be a little bit later than usual, the apple trees are full with their luscious fruit.  We ventured north to the shoreline of Lake Superior this weekend nad harvested apples from an old tree belonging to a dear friend.  No one knows the type of apple, but everyone agrees that it’s excellent for cooking.  So now we’ll put up applesauce to enjoy throughout the cold winter, and we’ll enjoy apple pie and cobbler, apple muffins and turnovers.  There’s a wonderful smell wafting from our kitchen!