Posts Tagged“Farming”

Blue fingers and cheese? Yep, Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake!

Blue fingers are a sign of blueberry picking season! And yea, you’re right, this isn’t blueberry picking season. So why in the world am I talking about picking blueberries?! Well, my family loves blueberries so, so, so much that we have to make sure we pick enough during the summer to have throughout the winter and spring; and that is usually at least 30 quarts. We have a little over a dozen high-bush blueberry bushes my dad planted when I was just a little girl. And every year, from July through August, they produce some of the best tasting blueberries! In order to enjoy them during the winter we simply freeze them. The same day we pick them we give them a good rinse, take off any stems and pour them into quart freezer containers or bags. We will just pull them out of the freezer whenever we fancy and today I fancied cheesecake. Oh yea, you read that right… cheesecake… with blueberries!!

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Why are Winter Squash Called Winter Squash?

I don’t know about you, but during the winter months I always look forward to enjoying a meal that makes you think it isn’t winter. And I can think of only one way that can happen, making a dish using some fruit or veggie that has been stored or preserved to keep its fresh and delicious goodness. Winter squash is a veggie (techincally a fruit, but we won’t go there right now) that warms up the kitchen, saturates the air with a sweet rich aroma, and satisfies the craving for a healthy, fresh-from-the-farm meal. Winter squash is considered a starchy food, but it is also very high in sugars and over time the starches will convert themselves to sugars, making the squash that much sweeter. How sweet is that?! They are called winter squash for the shere fact that, if stored properly, they can keep through the winter months until you are ready to eat them.

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What’s Behind the Name?

The name Taste of SunSugar combines the many different but similar goals of this blog. The first and foremost goal of this blog is to give a little peek into what goes on at my family’s fruit and vegetable farm and roadside farm market where we sell the produce we grow directly to customers.  Our goal is to provide a taste of sunsugar in each bite, consistant, top-notch quality, and same-day freshness. Everything we grow is as good as if you grew it and picked it yourself!

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Apples All Winter

It was the first Friday of February and I had just come in from outside a bit parched and hungry for something. Cookies on the counter caught my eye, but what I was tasting for was a different sort of sweet… a crisp, juicy, honey-sweet apple. mmmhmmm… Went to the fridge and pulled out a lovely apple from the crisper drawer. One big bite, and several more afterwards… yea, that was so good! It was a Honeycrisp apple.

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