Apples are truly a magical fruit. For such a common little thing, the apple is steeped in folk lore and superstition. Apples have long been associated with spells, incantations and kitchen witchery. Many fairy tales include the apple as a source of enchantment and transformation. "Would you like a bite of my apple, sweet pretty?"
I grew up in New England where the old ways are bubbling and brewing just beneath a civilized veneer. And in the late Fall, the veil grows thin and we can shut the doors tight, and batten down the hatches, but those wisps and wafts of the olden ways find their way in. As a child I felt this deeply when the days grew short and darkness settled into the cold, crisp air. Magic was in the air. Along with the goblins and ghosts of late Autumn came the apple season.Read More