11 Fruit Pies to Showcase Sweet Summer Produce Before It's Gone

Try these fruit pie recipes to show off your favorite summer produce before peaches and berries make way for apples and pears. No dessert seems to so perfectly represent summer like pie, with its crisp...

Blenheim Apricots from Heritage Park @ Community Center farmstand, Sunnyvale

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

No one was happier than I to learn that Blenheim apricots from the Orchard Heritage Park stand of about 800 trees managed by Charlie Olson are available for sale right now at Community Center in Su...

Stone Fruits 2020 @ Andy's Orchard in Morgan Hill

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Andy's Orchard opened for the season on May 15. Yesterday was my first visit of the year. The entrance has been roped off like the lines for bank tellers with markers each six feet. Inside the door...

Cake Filling Help!!

by Redstickchef 1 year ago

I made some cake layers using a box mix and almond extract. I was thinking of filling it with apricot jam and vanilla bean pastry cream And frosting it with vanilla buttercream. Do you think there ...

Hoshigaki & Fresh Persimmons @ Andy's Orchard | Morgan Hill

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

This season I visited Andy's Orchard farmstand in Morgan Hill more than any previous year. I was there three or four times a month starting with cherry season in early June through persimmons and p...

July 2018 Dish of the Month: STONE FRUIT CAKES

by herby 3 years ago

Welcome to July, 2018 Dish of the Month reporting thread! This month we will be baking stone fruit cakes. A stone fruit, also called a drupe, is a fruit with a large "stone" inside. The stone is so...

Gastro Obscura: The Quiet Rescue of America’s Forgotten Fruit

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

As we kick off stone fruit harvest season in Northern California, this morning I was fascinated to read about C. Todd Kennedy, one of the state’s premier fruit experts, collectors, and growers and ...

brown dried apricots - can I do anything with them?

by AmyH 14 years ago

So I asked my husband to buy some dried apricots for my passover compote. Instead of bringing me the pretty orange packaged ones, he got some from the bins in the natural foods section of our groce...

Fresh Blenheim Apricots from Bertuccio's Market in Hollister

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 years ago

Final apricot purchase of the season was two boxes from Bertuccio's Market in Hollister. These were picked a bit less ripe than the others we canned. The Blenheims are certified organic and grown b...

syrian apricot paste

by junglekitte 15 years ago

i was wandering around my local supermarket and noticed a really large package of syrian apricot paste... it looks like a huge chunk of fruit leather from the outside. it really intrigues me. i'v...

Looking for Blenheim apricots?

by cakebaker 12 years ago

If you are interested in Blenheim apricots there is an organic grower in Hollister that still has them for a few days at least. They grow spectacular apricots and this year in particular. There m...

How much can I reduce the sugar in this cake recipe?

by ninrn 5 years ago

Hi Genius CH Bakers: I want to make this recipe: https://therufffarm.wordpress.com/2013/11/23/a-family-tradition-apricot-jam-cake/ The recipe calls for 2 cups of sugar, but since it also incl...

Firebaugh (I-5): The Apricot Tree - The apricot shake still remains the only great thing here ... but it is FABULOUS

by rworange 11 years ago

I haven't been to the Apricot Tree for at least six years and not a thing has changed from this visit. The four starts are for the shake only. I-5 - The best fresh apricot shake http://chowho...

Dried apricot allergy?

by IndyGirl 7 years ago

My SO has a noticeable reaction to dried apricots. Not fresh ones, and not other dried fruit (which makes me think it's not the sulfur dioxide). He just had some the other day and right away his fa...

Overrun w (ripe) apricots

by Sarah 14 years ago

How to retard further ripening until we can eat them. Or make smoothies? Not jam-making-capable and not crazy about cooked fruit pies... but don't want to waste them!

Fresh Blenheim Apricots from Wind Swept Farms in Hollister

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 years ago

Last Saturday my friend spotted the farmstand for Wind Swept Farms when she was passing through Hollister. She bought a flat of fresh Blenheim apricots. This grower has devoted its crop strictly to...

Fresh California Blenheim Apricots, Hollister Apricot King

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 years ago

A friend just sent me a text that she picked up a 20-pound case for $60 of fresh Blenheim apricots from Apricot King tonight at the farmers market. She makes great jam from them. Here's more abo...

Any spottings of blenheim apricots in East Bay or San Francisco yet?

by dordogne 6 years ago

Information about other good varieties/sources for this season also welcome. I've thus far had poppies from the farmers market, decidedly meh. Several varieties of pluots at the Berkeley Bowl, sw...

Apricot recipes please!

by EllenCooks 6 years ago

Please share your favorite apricot recipes. The tree is loaded. I'm sharing with the neighbors but still have lots.

ISO organic dried apricots in bulk

by lilaki 6 years ago

hi CHers, i used to be able to buy organic dried apricots @ bulk barn. i spoke with the manager at my local store today and she told me that the product is no longer available. any ideas whe...

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