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…)

06/05/15 6:00am
06/05/2015 6:00 AM

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
05/22/2015 5:30 AM

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
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…)