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Grandmother’s apple cake signals fall

My grandmother, who lived with us when I was growing up, had a serious sweet tooth and would bake something almost every day.

In the spring, it was coconut cream pie. In the summer, home-made ice cream and peach pie. And during fall apple season, she would bake this very simple apple cake and serve it warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Lemon bar fans, you know who you are

There are certain baked goods that elicit a fierce loyalty among fans. They bring out strong feelings about how they should be prepared (often the same way they were prepared in said fans’ childhoods). And someone else’s failure to appreciate them can be met with shock and confusion.

Lemon tarts, or lemon bars as they are also known, are such a baked good.

’Ugly’ tomatoes are beautiful in grilled gazpacho

Gazpacho is ubiquitous in the summer and one of the best ways to use those delicious but “ugly” tomatoes that are bursting with flavour but may not be pretty enough to slice.

And, often, tomato vendors at farmers’ markets will sell the “dented” tomatoes at half price. Snap them up ‚Äî they’re perfect for gazpacho and tomato sauce.

’Ugly’ tomatoes are beautiful in grilled gazpacho

Gazpacho is ubiquitous in the summer and one of the best ways to use those delicious but “ugly” tomatoes that are bursting with flavour but may not be pretty enough to slice.

And, often, tomato vendors at farmers’ markets will sell the “dented” tomatoes at half price. Snap them up ‚Äî they’re perfect for gazpacho and tomato sauce.