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An abundance of raspberries

The raspberries are ripening this week and with all the rain we have had so far this season, there is an abundance of them. For the past few days, each morning I have gone into the garden to gather the … Continue reading

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Reveling in the ephemeral abundance of flowers

Our crab apple is flowering, more buds than we have ever had before. It literally looks like it is covered in snow. All grown from a volunteer seed that a volunteer bird ate inside a nearby crab apple and deposited in … Continue reading

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“What does the fox say” in the orchards?

Today the entire 8th grade went apple picking, no not nose picking (though I am sure there was some of that too), but apple picking. And there were plenty of apples left on the fruit trees. The weather could not … Continue reading

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I was surprised while shopping last weekend to find scuppernongs at Whole Foods. While reading To Kill A Mockingbird every spring at school, the students always ask what a scuppernong is. Harper Lee uses the term at least three times. I … Continue reading

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Always call the orchard first

First rule: Always call the orchard first to see if there are any apples. Apparently last March there was a frost and the buds on the apple trees at Curtis Orchards were destroyed. There were a few apples but those … Continue reading

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Ume! Ume! Ume!

Maybe six or seven years ago, we really got into eating plums. There was a wide variety of them available that year in farmer’s markets and at our local Whole Foods. We bought many kinds (all organic) and enjoyed comparing … Continue reading

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Pomelo oasis

I love grapefruits, especially ruby reds. I love that composite sweet and sour taste. The flavor is complex, like a rich red wine. But it is also intense. I sometimes feel like I need to be “ready” to eat a … Continue reading

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