Harvesting cranberries

In New Jersey, October Is Cranberry Season

During October, most of us are dreaming about apples and pumpkins, but there’s another big crop being harvested locally this month. Cranberries! Even though consumers might not start thinking about cranberries until it’s time to pass them around the table at Thanksgiving, New Jersey growers are already harvesting them in October.  In honor of that, it’s…

Springtime Strawberry Syrup

This strawberry syrup is an amazing use for locally grown strawberries in the spring! Super easy to make, and delicious with pancakes, waffles, or flavored cocktails! This recipe makes about 1 ½ cups. Print Springtime Strawberry Syrup Author: Wolff’s Apple House Recipe type: Toppings Cook time:  20 mins Total time:  20 mins Serves: 6   Ingredients 2 cups…

Our 20+ Best Holiday Party Recipes!

Throwing a holiday party this year? Check out our favorite recipes for appetizers, drinks and desserts! If you don’t have a party scheduled already, you’ll want to start inviting friends now! Appetizers Buffalo Cauliflower This recipe packs in all the flavor of buffalo chicken tenders or buffalo wings and, like these classic pub appetizers, can…

KITCHEN COPY:FRESH CRANBERRIES

I’ve been told that men tend to gain a lot of weight in their thirties. I keep hoping that will happen to me. I could stand to gain a pound or two. But all I’ve gotten so far is lactose intolerance, and a gluten allergy. I reluctantly confess this. It was only recently that I was a…

Harvest Fresh Strawberries from Your Backyard

Every year, the garden center at Wolff’s Apple House features an abundance of strawberry plants for home gardens, and every year that I hear about this it still sounds magical.  Really?  You can harvest strawberries from your backyard?  And not just those tiny, gritty wild strawberries, but lush, flavorful homegrown strawberries? I shouldn’t be too…

Pavlova with Strawberries & Mint for St. Patrick’s Day

In 2007, my husband and I found ourselves wandering through Boston.  We were honeymooning there, and although we had each visited the city before, separately, we didn’t know it well.  We wandered between the wharf and Newbury Comics, visited Paul Revere’s Old North Church and hopped the train to Cambridge, and every suppertime we found our way back to…

Brambleberry Almond Pie for the Holidays

Have you had some culinary breakthroughs lately?  Was there some process you couldn’t bring yourself to abandon, but couldn’t quite perfect, either?  Last week I wrote about how I kept toting dried beans home from the grocery store, even though I wasn’t very good at cooking them, and then finally, I read a cookbook that…