Hearts of Venus: Cherries

A friend came to visit from out of town this past week, and we went up to Geneva, NY, a cute little town at the end of Seneca Lake, and while there visited a nice orchard that uses Integrated Pest Management. I was hoping to find strawberries at a good price, since this is the […]

Wine Tzimmes

Sunday I started some carrot wine. I think maybe it should be called tzimmes wine, because during the boiling of the ingredients, it smelled just like tzimmes, a Jewish food favorite made of carrots, honey, and raisins–very Sun-oriented and often eaten at Rosh Hashanah to make for a sweet year. The wine has got the […]

Heating Up Winter with Ginger Wine

We got some snow last night, and I’m thankful I don’t have to leave the house. It looks beautiful, but I know it’s cold out there–going out to sprinkle black sunflower seed around the silver maple for the squirrels this morning required boots and was a hurryup operation. What better way to warm up than […]