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Apricot Butter

The winter apricot tree is bare and there isn’t much to do, other than pruning. We watch and wait, and in the spring its smooth, mahogany colored branches begin to bud. A few leaves poke out, then the blossoms burst … Continue reading

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Strawberry Jam

Spring is here at last — the weather has been odd by Southern California standards, rather cool and wet — but that hasn’t stopped strawberries from ripening. They’re lush and floral, fruity and sweet, and one of the most beautiful … Continue reading

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