Photos from Farnum Hill Cider
I’ve wanted to visit Poverty Lane Orchards and Farnum Hill Ciders for several years, ever since I first heard Steve Wood speak at an Albemarle Ciderworks forum back in 2011. I had some interest in cider at that point, but the people that I met and what I heard at that event really drew me in to the cider world.
And last week, my oldest brother hosted a birthday party and family-reunion at his new house in Kittery, Maine. That got me into the right part of the country and so I was able to finally make a trip to Lebanon to see where Steve Wood and Louisa Spencer have worked to reboot the American cider industry.
Now that I’ve broken the ice, I hope to visit again when I’ve got some more time. I’ve spent shockingly little time in New England despite having lived for nearly 20 years in New Jersey - so I’ve got some catching up to do.
Check out the photos in high-res and the photo-captions too!
So I planted a bunch of #catnip all over my backyard here in Brooklyn, because I read that it is something that mosquitoes hate. That’s true, but there is one exception. The Asian Tiger. I hate these little fucks… If I ever had three wishes my first would be …2 girls at the same time, but #2 would be: make every single mosquito in the world large enough and smart enough to feel human emotions. and #3 would be: now torture them all to death in front of each other!
The Asian Tiger Mosquito bitches can bite through clothes, they don’t need actual water to lay eggs (just a moist area) and absolutely nothing other than actual fire keeps them away.
So I’m trimming my catnip and since I don’t own a cat (allergies… I end up bleeding from the eyes ears and nose… yeah it’s not good). I thought I’d dry it to make tea out of. But if anyone wants some let me know.
We were too busy eating BBQ to post any pics on July 4. You know the recipe, but in case you need to see it again: http://pinkymixology.blogspot.com/2012/08/bbq-sauce.html
Cooked by a Yankee… who is a Mets fan.
For any VW fans or if you just like to see old cars, the free (for spectators) Volkswagen “Traffic Jam” Car VW Car Show on Governors Island in New York City will be on Aug., 24, 2014. …actually the ferry to the island costs $2, so there’s that. There are ferries that leave from Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Pulled Beef BBQ Sandwich with homemade BBQ Sauce, homemade Coleslaw and Tater Tots anyone? Thanks to @fsareini for the yummy foto! #homemade #foodiefood
… um… uhhhh… OM NOM NOM NOM!!!!!
You know a cocktail named after this fat bastard is gonna be good. The RENALDO MOON at Pinky Mixology. Using Brazilian Cachaca and Le Tourment Vert Absinthe (or absinthe style liqueur if you want to get technical), we celebrate the rotund personality and “don’t give a fuck” attitude of this reluctant anti-hero. …just go watch the movie he’s in already.