Soergel Orchards and Country Store in Wexford, PA

by Beth Shepherd
( August 13th, 2013 )

Blueberries at Soergel's Orchards
When Big Papa was a little boy, he would go with his family to Soergel’s roadside stand for fresh-picked fruits and vegetables. On several of our trips to visit his family in the …

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Newly minted: Fresh Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

by Beth Shepherd
( September 19th, 2012 )


When I was a little girl, my two favorite flavors of ice cream were coffee (I was destined for Seattle) and mint chocolate chip. So when I asked our cousins which flavor ice cream they’d like me to make for …

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Friendship Swirl: Honey ice cream with Blackberry-vanilla jam

by Beth Shepherd
( August 24th, 2011 )

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
~Kahlil Gibran
Mary and Janis on the deckRecently, I’ve spent a few sunny afternoons in …

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