Apple season is in full swing and we are lucky to live in area where the fruits are plentiful. This time of year we don't buy them in supermarkets, we go out to the orchards and pick them. There's nothing quite like a truly fresh, juicy apple. They are wonderful straight off the tree, though I must say that we prefer after a few hours in the refrigerator. Icy cold, sweet, tart, crunchy, and delicious. There's nothing quite like a newly picked honey crisp apple that cracks under your teeth and spurts juices all over your tongue. They are messy and fun to eat. They bear no resemblance to the apples that have been cold storage for a year at the markets. Apple season is fleeting, so get out there and pick some. It takes less time than you think and the rewards are great.