Since selling the farm where for 22 years I grew, prepared, and wrote about fruits and vegetables, I’ve been continuing my experiments in the garden and kitchen of a little bungalow in the small town of Lebanon, Oregon.
The Joy of Pickling, The Joy of Jams, Jellies, and Other Sweet Preserves, and Cold Soups are the fruits of my empirical research as well as my studies of culinary traditions around the world. My current book projects include The Curious Kitchen Gardener (Timber Press, 2025) and First Fruits: The Lewellings and the Birth of the Pacific Coast Fruit Industry (Oregon State University Press, 2025). I also teach preserving classes, develop recipes, and take on writing and editing projects on request. If you would like to know more about my services, please write me at email@example.com. Write me at the same address for permission to republish any material from this blog or inquire about bulk sales of The Joy of Jams, Jellies, and Other Sweet Preserves.