The Humble Raspberry

KevinFrom the Garden, Fruit from the Yard, Raspberries11 Comments

I had to add a ‘category’ for raspberries, as apparently, after 600+ posts, I’ve never written about them. That’s odd. Yesterday was a bit of raspberry hell. I had agreed to pick a raspberry patch. Sweet. It was going to yield a lot. Great. I could use lots of raspberries as my kids love it. But what I didn’t know … Read More

Rhubarb Cake

KevinFrom the Garden, Fruit from the Yard, Rhubarb (kinda)9 Comments

This is the first year I can really pillage my rhubarb. I find I have to remind myself to harvest it as its such a permanent fixture here and there throughout the yard. I know I’ll be grateful I did come winter – the first bags of frozen rhubarb are finding their way into the freezer. Having had my spring … Read More

2010 Apple Wine Vintage Shows its Face

KevinApple Wine, Apples, From the Cellar, From the Garden, Fruit from the Yard, Wine, Wine Making8 Comments

Oh, happiness. I’ve been keeping a loose eye on the bubbling of my apple wine carboys [a not-so-modest 9 carboys, or ~20 cases. I’m sharing with folks, honest], but hadn’t noticed them dropping clear until today. What does that mean? The yeast is done doing its thing – and no longer is creating turbulence in the solution. What does that … Read More