Radio Interview with Niki Jabbour

Radio Interview with Niki Jabbour
Hey we made it on the radio in Canada!!  If you would like to listen to the interview, please check out this link:   http://www.news957.com/2014/07/27/the-weekend-gardener-sunday-july-27-1030-a-m/ The program is called The Weekend Gardener.  Groundbreaking Food Gardens by Niki Jabbour Our host Niki Jabbour (www.nikijabbour.com) is an avid gar [...]

Drink the Harvest Reviews

Drink the Harvest Reviews
Drink the Harvest Holy Moly! Drink the Harvest has been getting great reviews across the board! Both Nan and I are very pleased with the book’s reception. Thanks to everyone who made this possible. Drink the Harvest available in book stores everywhere. This wonderful review is from Pattie, a blogger in St. Charles MO With the onset of s [...]

Yes, crabapples

Yes, crabapples
Drop everything and go buy some crabapple trees. This minute. Then put them in the ground and watch them grow. Crabapple blossoms After decades of growing and canning experience, both of us rate crabapples as the best fruit tree of all in the edible, drinkable landscape. Look at these gorgeous spring blossoms, for one thing; nearly every bloo [...]

Kitchen Sink Mead

Kitchen Sink Mead
Wow, look at this stuff! Is it a fine sherry? A liqueur of some sort? No, it’s simply the first test pouring of DeNeice’s crystal clear “Kitchen Sink Mead” round about the first week of May 2014. This had only been in the bottle 8 months at most. Kitchen sink mead The taste was of fruit, for all the odds and ends of the canning season  had en [...]

Book Tour North Carolina Day 4

Book Tour North Carolina Day 4
Boy, what a trip!! Everyone has been so nice. But gosh, it’s been so hot!  Then today we got soaked by an afternoon thunderstorm, we had to sit in the car about 30 minutes before we could get to our B&B. We are on day 4 of our 5 day book tour. We’ve had some great fun so far. Below are some pictures from our events. More to fo [...]

North Carolina Book Tour

North Carolina Book Tour
Here is an update of our North Carolina book tour so far… It’s HOT HOT HOT!! ;O) The Country Book Shop in Southern Pines, NC was very nice. We had about 15-20 people turn out and sold quite a few books. We had some fierce competition with the Women’s US Open Golf Tournament, but we held our own. ;o) Our table set up for The Country Boo [...]

National Book Launch a Complete Succe...

National Book Launch a Complete Success!!
Wow! That was fun! We had a blast! Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our National Book Launch for Drink the Harvest. We had a great turnout, I think about 50-60 people crowed in. ;o) Nan did a great job with the introductions and the Kombucha demonstration. I’ve included an action shot from the evening. Action shot from Malaprop [...]

National Book Launch Tomorrow!!

National Book Launch Tomorrow!!
  DeNeice in front of Malaprop’s. Check out the poster in the window! Tomorrow is the Drink the Harvest National Book Launch at @Malaprop’s! Please come out 7pm for the book signing and demo, then please come join us at the After Party at MG Road on Wallstreet. Nan outside of Malaprop’s. Don’t we both just look gr [...]

National Book Launch!!

National Book Launch!!
If you are in Asheville next weekend, please join Nan Chase and me for our National Book launch June 14, 7 pm, at Malaprop’s, Asheville, North Carolina. Our first box of books! With our new book, Drink the Harvest, we show you just how safe and easy it is to preserve homegrown, homemade beverages with fruits and vegetables, flowers and herbs, [...]

Rhubarb Again!?

Rhubarb Again!?
We’ve already raved about rhubarb the plant. Here’s what you can do with ripe rhubarb and strawberries in the space of just a couple of hours: start rhubarb-strawberry wine. Rhubarb and strawberries Wow, wow, and wow. Raw rhubarb stalks are quite tart, actually sour in a healthy sort of way, but just cook them up for 10 minutes or so and then [...]