I’m a bit of a purist when it comes to drinks. Typically, I stick with the original mojito, vodka tonic, or piña colada, and am happy. Just give me a respectable version of the classic; no need for peach this or pomegranate that.
Category Archives: Fruit
The peaches and nectarines we picked a couple of weeks ago are long gone, so I gathered up the measly few Ginger Gold apples left from my Highland Orchards adventures and decided to make a batch of apple butter. Clearly underestimating how long the fresh-picked fruit would last, I high-tailed it back to the orchard to get more apples and check out the raspberries (about a week too early). I brought home another 6 or 7 pounds of apples, more than enough to make apple butter and have some left to eat straight from the fridge. Turns out, we love the sweetness and touch of tart/spice of these short-season beauties. Grown first in Virginia near the Blue Ridge Mountains, these pale yellow apples that sometimes have a red patch on the skin are related to the Golden Delicious and Albemarle Pippin apples, according to the Virginia Apple Board.
I recently upgraded my point-and-shoot camera to a Canon dSLR, and I’m very excited to learn how to use it. I enlisted my son, Andrew (a journalist/photographer who knows his way around cameras so well that his photos have been published on several news sites), to help me figure out all the settings so I can improve my blog photos.