Category Archives: Orchards

Finger Lakes Fruit Heritage Events at Cider Week 2016

This post was written as a guest post for the Cider Week Finger Lakes blog as a prelude to Cider Week 2016.  Please visit their site to find out about all the amazing events happening during Cider Week Finger Lakes. … Continue reading

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Blossom Time in New York

The blossoms have come and are now almost gone here in upstate New York.  Since I last posted, nigh eons ago, I’ve relocated from Indiana to the Finger Lakes region of New York to start a new job.  It’s been … Continue reading

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Mistletoe

During my research in England, I wrote some observations (reposted below) about my encounters with mistletoe, and I recently got to revisit them in a conversation with Annie Corrigan on WFIU Radio’s Earth Eats Program.  If you are interested in … Continue reading

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Cider on the Prairie

I decided to pay a visit to a place very close to my heart: Conner Prairie Living History Museum, where I worked for about five summers during college. I had not been back in many years, and I was excited to … Continue reading

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Relegated to the Burn Pile

I’ve been neglecting the blog lately due to some heavy dissertation writing, rewriting, and career hand-wringing.  Many paragraphs have been relegated to the burn pile.  Grafting new ideas onto old roots.  Trying not to get swept away by some new … Continue reading

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Wassail: An Unexpected Revival

I was sitting in a pub in East Hackney, London one January night a few years ago trying to convince a young man from Portsmouth that English people did in fact practice the custom of wassail.  “Wassail?” he said.  “I’ve … Continue reading

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Wassail on Twice Cooked

I’ve written a guest post on Wassail for my friend Adam Zolkover’s great blog Twice Cooked: Cooking, Eating, Politics.  Follow the link below and enjoy: http://www.twice-cooked.com/2014/01/14/cider-time-wassail/

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