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Tough Love

The darker shade of blue, the more antioxidants (cell bodyguards) a fruit has.

If we are speaking of bruises, the shade of blue is directly correlated to the number of red blood cells gathered under the skin (which have left their blood vessels due to the impact). 255 more words

Currants, and rolling thunder

I harvested the currants this week,  just like if I knew what to do with them. We have a red currant bush and a black currant bush and this is the first year there were many to pick. 710 more words


Black Currant Jam

Today I will be making this jam at the Rhinebeck Farmers Market, to demonstrate how easy it is to make a gorgeous jam from your local produce. 519 more words

Crop Update


That time of year is officially upon us again. It’s berry season and we are picking everything in full force right now.¬† 209 more words

Almond cake with blackcurrants, cherries and bittersweet chocolate

We’re watching L’eclisse at the moment, so today I’m going to wander around town in low-heeled but surprisingly noisy shoes, looking serious and wistful but bursting into laughter at life’s absurdities. 559 more words