07/17/15 5:55am
07/17/2015 5:55 AM

It’s really feeling like summer. And with summer comes fresh fruits and veggies. For instance, local blueberries and raspberries are available, with peaches right around the corner. Don’t forget to freeze some of these delicious fruits. Toss them in a freezer bag, walk away and enjoy them in January! Just imagine, blueberry muffins on a snowy day, with fresh blueberries from the summer!

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06/20/15 7:00am
06/20/2015 7:00 AM

The weather has been pretty nice. Actually, it’s been very good weather for strawberries — not a lot of rain or really hot days. If everything stays on course the strawberries should be around for a while. Cucumbers and zucchini will be arriving soon, with raspberries and blueberries also just around the corner. Stay tuned!  (more…)

04/10/15 7:00am
04/10/2015 7:00 AM

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
03/13/2015 6:00 AM

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…)

02/26/15 7:00am
02/26/2015 7:00 AM

What a nice, warm Sunday we had! I so enjoyed scraping the ice, which had melted a bit, off the driveway. But now we’re skating again, with icy conditions. Snow is good, ice is bad — unless it’s in your glass.

NASCAR is back! Welcome home to those lucky ones who got to attend.  (more…)

01/16/15 7:00am
01/16/2015 7:00 AM

I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays. My family had a great time this Christmas; the little ones entertained us quite nicely. Children have an uncanny ability of making everything more cheerful. I guess seeing things through their eyes brings us back to when we were that age. It’s awesome!  (more…)

12/24/14 6:00am
12/24/2014 6:00 AM

I would like to wish everyone a beautiful Christmas. May it be full of love, laughter and joy. I love that Christmas feeling — the way total strangers smile at each other and extend their greetings. Even though it’s a crazy and frantic time, Christmas makes my heart feel good. I love seeing the little ones trying so hard to be good, knowing that not only is Santa watching but so is that little red elf on the shelf.  (more…)