I hope you’re enjoying some fresh fruits and vegetables from our local farm stands. They’re simply amazing. It’s a good idea to start thinking about freezing some of them. Did you know you can freeze tomatoes off the vine? Simply put them whole into a freezer bag, then during the winter you can have a little taste of summer! READ
It still feels like summer, as well it should. Amazing as it might seem, it’s almost August. What happened? (more…)
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!
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…)
It’s feeling pretty good out there. No 90 degrees yet, just a nice spring. But please beware, we have the next full moon, the “full flower” moon, on May 3, and full moons in spring and fall usually mean a frost. Just wait to plant those flowers a bit longer, you won’t be sorry. (more…)
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…)
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…)
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…)