06/05/15 6:00am

I hope everyone is well and enjoying the warm weather, which has brought on the strawberries. As of Sunday — when it didn’t rain — they were awesome. Many ask me how long the strawberries will last and I say it’s up to Mother Nature. If it becomes too hot or rains a lot then they don’t last. So get out there and pick some and throw a bunch in the freezer.  (more…)

05/22/15 5:30am

It feels so good to be warm again, doesn’t it? Leaving the bedroom window open at night and not having a frozen nose when you wake up in the morning is such a joy. The strawberries, however, are going to be a little late this year due to the cooler spring temps but they’re looking good. In the meantime, eat your spinach, asparagus and lettuce. (more…)

04/10/15 7:00am

Well, I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays. We had a great time with the kids. They make any holiday perfect, and this one was no exception. From the basket blessing at St. Isidore to the egg hunt at the Peconic River Herb Farm and the Easter parade in Port Jeff, we were all tired and very content.  (more…)

03/13/15 6:00am

We said goodbye to my cousin Geoff Borsella last week and we did it in a wonderful way, with a perfect blend of family and dear friends. Geoff enjoyed reading my column so I thought it only fitting to start off talking about him. Geoff gave us “kids” awesome memories: From the Bronx — where he worked and where little farm kids visited with eyes wide open, full of fear, awe, and amazement — we saw his life. (more…)