Apricot Orchard Generations

Rick Curry read my blog, For the Love of Apricots, during the last year of his father’s life and meant to tell him about it. He thought his father might enjoy sharing…

Now What Do I Do With All These Apricots? (2.0)

I‘d been phoning in regularly for a few weeks to ask the Novakovich brothers when their fresh Blenheim apricots would be available. To be honest, I hedged my bets. Knowing…

The Apricot Capital of the World

I drove over the Coastal hills in early June with some friends to experience the Apricot Fiesta in Patterson, the “Apricot Capitol of the World” and to visit George Bonacich at…

Spring Fever

Spring fever set in for the first time in years during the intense California winter of 2017. The five-year drought brought inconsequential rainstorms along with freakish heat waves reaching 80…

A Year in Apricots

2016 has come to an end, which brings the year-long experience of writing this blog to mind. I have truly enjoyed immersing myself and sharing experiences from a year-in-apricots. There have been…

Apricots in Europe for the Holidays

The Christmas holiday season is well underway with all the hectic plans for decorating, gift-giving, parties, music, Nutcracker performances, and religious celebrations, all of which I love (in reasonable doses). I…

Fall Barbeque with Apricot Pies

One of the main ingredients that led me to the idea of creating a cookbook devoted to Apricots was my re-discovery of Novakovich Orchards in my home town, Saratoga. Having…

Apricot Float in a Hometown Parade

Saratoga, the beautiful village nestled in the gentle hills that rise from the Santa Clara Valley to meet the Santa Cruz mountains, enjoyed more than a century of pioneer adventurism and family…

Apricots Abroad: Switzerland

Switzerland is famous for its chocolate and fondue…but apricots? Switzerland and apricots just didn’t seem to go together, especially in a valley located at the base of the Great St….

Valley of Heart’s Delight

“The Valley of Heart’s Delight” The Santa Clara Valley is To those who hold it dear A veritable Paradise Each season of the year. One loves it best in April…