Category Archives: fruit

Colors of spring

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Shrubs, part one

No, this is not a post about shrubs, bushes and trees. Shrubs, deriving from the Arabic word for beverage, are the original soft drinks.  A recent New York Times review calls them sipping vinegar and the rediscovered ingredient in chic cocktails. … Continue reading

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Cherry pie

With sour cherries picked last month and froze, I made a pie and shared it with friends who made perfect whipped cream. A cool treat on a hot summer night.  

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Summer fruits, part four: more berries

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More summer fruits: sour cherries

A friend invited me to harvest from her sour cherry tree. It was beautiful and laden with cherries. I’ve enough now pitted for a half dozen pies. Yum.

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First blackberries . . .

Ate the first ripe raspberries today. They were the golden variety and so sweet. Below are red raspberries ready soon for summer feasting.

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Summer fruits, part two

The strawberries are red and delicious, ready for daily picking and immediate eating. The raspberries and blackberries will soon be luscious and ready for eating. Too good sun warmed to even make it into the house.

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Summer fruits

This past week, I was in SoCal visiting family. Here is one of my family’s pet Mohave Desert tortoises (They have two rescue Mohave tortoises and a rescue Mediterranean tortoise.) eating apricots from my sister’s tree. More on fruit and … Continue reading

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What’s up

Edible gardens too have perennials, plants that have a life span of more than two years. They go dormant each fall and return in the spring. The perennials are always the first up. Here’s some of what’s appearing in my … Continue reading

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Summer 2013

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