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Tasting the New “Cotton Candy Grapes” and “Witches Fingers”

Tasting the New “Cotton Candy Grapes” and “Witches Fingers”

Editor’s note: This post comes from 11-year-old Frederick about his recent experience with the new boutique grapes “Cotton Candy Grapes” and “Witches Fingers.” These grapes have been developed using plant breeding techniques. They are not genetically modified — they do not combine grapes with actual cotton candy DNA nor with the DNA from pointy fingers.… Continue Reading

Wild Currant Harvest: Don’t Drop The Berries!

Wild Currant Harvest: Don’t Drop The Berries!

Editor’s note: This post is written by our youngest writer, Frederick (11), who describes his experiences with cooking and foraging around our home in California’s Sequoia National Forest. This summer my mom, my grandma Bea, my little brother Alastair, and I picked wild currants. Wild berries aren’t always safe to eat and that reminded me… Continue Reading

Blackberries Everywhere, Jam Time

Blackberries Everywhere, Jam Time

Editor’s note: This article comes from our 11-year-old writer Frederick who writes about his experiences with cooking and gardening here in California’s Sequoia National Forest. I like eating blackberries especially off of the vines. I ate blackberries off of the vines for three weeks and then there was enough to pick and take inside. Finally,… Continue Reading

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Blackberry Clafuti

Blackberry Clafuti

Editor’s note: This is a post from our youngest writer (11) about his food experiences. We have been eating blackberries off of the vines for three weeks and finally we had enough berries to pick and make something. My grandma found a recipe called “clafuti” that could be made out of any fresh fruit or… Continue Reading

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Wild Plum Harvest and Jam-Making

Wild Plum Harvest and Jam-Making

Editors note: This post was written by our youngest contributor about harvesting wild plums on our property. Oddly, we have not harvested these plums in their 25-year life span but Frederick was insistent this season and, lo and behold, we’ve been missing out on great flavor. One day I saw the fruit trees on our… Continue Reading