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It Doesn’t Get Fresher Than This!

It Doesn’t Get Fresher Than This!

We are excited to announce that the ebook version of Drink the Harvest has been chosen by our publisher, Storey, as a Fresh Pick for the whole month of July. That means you get to buy Drink the Harvest for just $2.99 across all platforms: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Kobo and Ebooks.com. Just click […]

Our friend the wasp

Our friend the wasp

A wasp drinking from a bird bath on a hot day. What a gorgeous creature. It’s the paper wasp, Hymenoptera Polistes, a mighty predator of cabbage worms and other pests and one of my best friends in the garden. As spring unfolds, I occasionally hear someone say, “I found a wasp in the house and […]

What to do in winter

What to do in winter

When the winter weather is so, so harsh it’s easy to say, “No, there’s nothing to do in the garden,” and go right back to work on that crossword puzzle…or bowl of ice cream.   Just do it. Cultivating the drinkable landscape means that you must connect each and every day of the year. Something, […]

Sow True Seed loves Drink the Harvest

Sow True Seed loves Drink the Harvest

The good folks at Sow True Seed, in Asheville, are in love with Drink the Harvest and have shared these photos.  

Mushroom mead for real!

Mushroom mead for real!

The Carolina Farm Stewardship Assocation’s fall conference, held in November in Greenville, South Carolina, was a thrill for several reasons: the nearly 800 attendees came not only from the Carolinas but as far away as Maryland and Arkansas, they were all passionate about learning self-sufficiency skills like “drinking the harvest,” and a gardening friend there […]

Fruit presses and other equipment

Fruit presses and other equipment

During a recent Mother Earth News fair, this one in Topeka, Kansas, I got a chance not only to talk about canning and wine-making to several hundred people but to learn from vendors and other exhibitors about some great equipment for “drinking the harvest.” One of the most important discoveries — all right, the most […]

Exotic Garden Tea

Exotic Garden Tea

A friend recently returned from a visit to Turkey with an amazing beverage in dried form, one which can be replicated in any flower-rich garden in North America. This product is simply called Turkish tea and it’s made of dried rose buds, dried flowers like carnations and hibiscus, pieces of dried orange slices, and a […]

Kudzu Blossoms, a hidden delight

Kudzu Blossoms, a hidden delight

What in the world is that amazing smell? We were driving along a local road, mid-August, and suddenly caught the deep, unmistakable aroma of grape Kool-Aid. But it wasn’t Kool-Aid at all. We had encountered a patch of kudzu, that dreaded forest-eating vine, with the lavendar-colored blossoms close enough to pick. These blooms resemble wisteria […]

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.  Our host Niki Jabbour (www.nikijabbour.com) is an avid gardener and radio personality, who recently published Groundbreaking Food Gardens. We were interviewed on Sunday, July 27 – 10:30 […]

Drink the Harvest Reviews

Drink the Harvest Reviews

Holy Moly! Drink the Harvest is still 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. On the Bookshelf: “Drink the Harvest: Making and Preserving Juices, Wines, Meads, Teas, and Ciders” By Rachel J. Weston | For The Star-Ledger  on October 08, […]