Apples, Autumn’s Antique Delights

It is officially autumn and in New England that means apple picking. While most orchards may have a dozen or so well-known varieties, antique varieties are rarely found except at specialty orchards. Our orchard is one of the exceptions as it is planted with almost a hundred different varieties of heritage apples, sometimes called antique […]

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Peach Streusel Pie With Ginger

Peach Streusel Pie With Ginger combines the crunchy brown sugar crumble topping of a fruit crisp with the flakey crust of a pie. The filling of sliced sweet, fresh peaches, their caramelized juices mixing with brown sugar and the spice of fresh grated ginger is delicious. You can taste the sweet goodness of summer in each […]

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Roasted Grapes, A Sweet And Savory Appetizer

Do you want an appetizer that will please the pickiest eater but impress your foodie friends? Roasted Grapes, A Sweet And Savory Appetizer takes mere minutes to put together and is perfect to serve at an impromptu gathering of friends. We have all had it happen…you get a phone call from friends that happen to be in the […]

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Grilled Duck With Cherry Sauce

The rich flavor of tender duck meat with a crisp skin calls my name every time I see it listed on a restaurant menu. When it is paired with a sweet and savory fruit sauce, it is irresistible. With summer in full swing and sweet red cherries in all the markets, I couldn’t resist making […]

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Apple Blossom Time In New England

Apple blossom time in New England is beautiful. I love looking out the windows at the  orchard that surrounds our home. Once outside, it is such a pleasure to view the apple and pear trees in all their glory. Walking under the canopy of blossoms, smelling the subtle fragrance of the flowers, hearing the buzz of […]

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Mince (No Meat) Pie

Mincemeat pie is one of the best tasting desserts associated  with the Christmas season as far as I am concerned. One of my fondest memories of mincemeat pies comes from one of my neighbors who was English and made tiny mince pies each Christmas season. We would sit at her kitchen table with a cup […]

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Grilled Pork Chops with a Peach and Kiwi Salsa

Grilling is a summer pastime. With the extreme heat this summer, it is almost a necessity to stay out of a hot kitchen. I think you will enjoy making the grilled pork chops with peach and kiwi salsa. The dish requires minimal prep time and is loaded with flavor. We served grilled scallions and herbed […]

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