year when blueberry season rolled around we would get the whole family
together and head to a local blueberry farm to pick basket after basket
of those delicious little berries. I missed this so much my wife and I
created a small blueberry farm in our own backyard.
My family had the pleasure of eating fresh apricots from a tree planted
by my grandmother and aunt. In that very same family garden my great
grandfather purchased after returning from serving in WW1. This Flavour
brings me back to my childhood, and if you are an apricot lover I am
sure it will do the same for you.
Growing up, my grandfather's garden had a large cherry tree that was planted by my great grandfather.
year we had the pleasure of picking basket after basket of these
cherries and enjoying many pies, jars of jelly, juice and cherries in
syrup throughout the year.
up we would often pick wild grapes near our home. My mother would make
juice and jelly from them and preserve it in jars. Eventually she
planted some at her home and today she enjoys a bountiful harvest each
Prunus x piperita
was always a peppermint patch in the family garden when I was growing
up. It smelled lovely when walked upon, and it made delicious tea and
spice as well. The most common use however was freshly picked and
chewed, a more natural way to freshen one's breath.