photo: Liz Rueven
When life gives us a bowl of them, we couldn’t be cheerier.
They’re called CHERRIES because they originally hail from the ancient Turkish town of Cerasus. They’ll jazz up savory kugel, add perfect pink juiciness to granola parfaits, and on hot summer days, are best eaten straight out of hand.
Here’s everything you need to know – from tip of the stem to center of the pit – about one of our favorite stone fruits: cherries. Continue reading
Contributed by Katy Morris
Juicy, refreshing, healthy, sweet peaches; what could be more quintessentially SUMMER than a perfectly ripe peach?
Tossed in salads, dipped in yogurt parfaits, baked in pies, blended in smoothies, chopped in iced teas, grilled, poached, heck – straight out of hand! There are so many ways to enjoy locally grown, luscious peaches this season.
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If you are anything like me, you wander through summer markets inhaling the sweetness of summer fruits, wishing that your senses could be this alert and tantalized all year.
Sherri Brooks Vinton, CT author and locavore, has written her third book. This one focuses on preserving abundant seasonal produce. Put ‘Em Up! Fruit, takes the reader on a friendly journey, explaining how to preserve a wide range of fruit, from apples to rhubarb and blueberries to quince. You’ll be making salsas, marmalades, chutneys, gastriques and infusions before the summer ends. Continue reading