urban destination: a trip to Jean Talon market
20 litres of crab apples
Happy pumpkin time
boxes, and boxes, and more boxes of real food
If it is October then it is time to buy a whole lot of pommettes, crabapples to you nonpommistic types. In a few weeks the result will be a years supply of crab-apple jelly. Heavenly, sublime, absolutely wonderful crabapple jelly.
But first we had to run the gauntlet of apple merchants, some with non-red crabapples, (what's the point?), some with no concept of selling apples by volume (bushel=boisseau), some with pretty sketchy looking product, and then finally a merchant who knew what she was doing, and we got our half-bushel of pommettes.