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Dorothy Adams – Queen of Apples!

In 1941, Dorothy Adams, the 2nd of Ralph and Mary’s four children, was crowned Apple Blossom Queen (May) and Queen of the Hudson Valley Apple Harvest Festival (September). The articles are courtesy of the historical archives of Newspapers.com.  

Infusion Tips

Infusion Tips by Sue Adams How to get the most flavor from your herbs when infusing: To get the essential oil out of mint, basil or sage, bruise the leaves without crushing them. You can do this by placing the … Read More

All About Edible Flowers

Edible flowers are back in vogue! Popular during Queen Victoria’s reign, chefs and creative culinarians are adding flavor and color to their dishes with flowers. The most common are nasturtium, pansy, violet, calendula, and chive (allium). Click to view our … Read More

Tomato FAQ

  Heirloom or Hybrid? An heirloom tomato is a tomato plant that is more than 50 years old. The seeds have been passed down from generation to generation. When you save the seeds from your heirloom tomato and plant them … Read More

Drying Herbs

Drying Herbs by Sue Adams Using a Dehydrator: This method is fast and protects against possible mold. Wash herbs lightly in cold running water. Drain thoroughly on absorbent towels or hang plants upside down until the water evaporates. Place the … Read More