With fall comes apples.  And these are my favorite kind. MacIntosh apples grown right here in Northeast Ohio.

They're fragile, bruise easily and turn mushy.  You have to buy them at just the right time and eat them practically on your way home.

Because they're tart and tangy, they make the best apple cider, another treat popping-up on store shelves this week.  

And another sign that fall is really here.