Category Archives: fruits

Crabapple and Wild Grape Jam

There are a lot of crabapple trees in my neighborhood. Even though they were planted for ornamental purposes, that doesn’t mean you can’t eat the fruit! The tree behind our house produces apples the size of cherries, and I’ve found … Continue reading

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Winter Berries

Have you ever heard of jack fruit? I hadn’t either, until I heard a segment about it on a radio cooking show the other day. The recipes sounded fun but I thought to myself, why would I bend over backwards … Continue reading

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Freezing the Harvest

In this part of the world, this is the time of year when fruits and vegetables are abundant. It’s hard to keep up with so much delicious eating! Fortunately, freezing produce for later enjoyment is really easy. I like to … Continue reading

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A Profusion of Apples

It seems there’s been a bumper crop of apples this year. I see them everywhere I go — along roadsides, in people’s yards, peeking out of wood edges — trees dripping with apples and piles of fallen fruit at their … Continue reading

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More Adventures With Crabapples

This week’s crabapple experiment: crabapple sauce. It came out pretty good. It takes a bit more cooking time and water than regular applesauce, but otherwise the process is the same. Also, you’ll probably want to add more sugar to the … Continue reading

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Adventures with Crabapples

Every spring, the crabapple trees that line the streets of this neighborhood burst into spectacular pink and white bloom. This is how the tree behind our house looked last May. It turns out the trees have other uses aside from the … Continue reading

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Who owns the berries?

In the neighborhood where I live, no individual resident owns any land. We own only our houses. The land around them, including the flowerbeds, open areas, and woods, belong to the homeowners association. The only outside thing a resident owns is the … Continue reading

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