Strawberry, Blueberry and Lime Preserves

Berry picking is much like one of the greatest moments in the Shakespeare meets modern American teenager movie, ’10 things I hate about you.’ No, really. Stay with me. I used to love strawberry picking. Crouching in the straw-covered dirt, the wide brimmed hat on my head casting a huge shadow. Searching between the drooping…

Must Have: Cider Donuts

Just enough self control was exercised today. Enough to photograph, not enough to resist eating the pair. Cider donuts from Malta Ridge Orchard & Gardens. Soon, I will have to make my own.

Picking and Preserving Sour Cherries – Malta Ridge Orchard & Gardens

Picking fresh sour cherries on a beautiful morning in Saratoga County, New York, should be incentive enough to get out, but throw in cider donuts, free range eggs and local milk in an old-fashioned glass bottle, and the day becomes impossible to resist. Minutes away from my home, Malta Ridge Orchard & Gardens, owned by…