Apple Picking, Candy and Pantry Cooking

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Everyone’s looking to go apple picking in the Hudson Valley, whether Westchester, Rockland and Putnam or further north. Chris Serico has the lowdown on the apple crop, a look at the dates when certain varieties will ripen, plus a list of the local orchards (scroll down and look on the right column) —

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— and a link to all the pick-your-own apples in the region. Need a good pie crust recipe? Check out mine. Two posts: A step-by-step pictoral or a video. Both have the recipe.

Other stories in print this week?
An new candy shop in Larchmont appeals to the after-school crowd. (Linda Lombroso/TJN)
Keeping your pantry stocked means dinner is easy (plus recipes). MCT
Juicy honeycrisps are great for stuffing pork chops (plus a recipe). MCT.

We also had a how-to story on lobster, with several recipes, but I don’t see that online. I’ll come back and update later once it’s been posted.

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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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