No organic? Peel your apples. And look for apples from New Zealand (it's noted on the little produce stickers), which are treated with half as many pesticides as those grown Stateside.
Recipes to try:
Panko are Japanese-style bread crumbs. Coarser than regular dried bread crumbs, they hold their shape and remain crunchy during cooking or baking. Try them on casserole or in place of croutons in salads or soups.