Apricots are one of my absolute favorite fruits. They are beautiful to look at and to hold. Making preserves is probably one of my most cherished summer traditions. Late in the winter, apricot preserves invite me to recall warmer days. We call it summer sunshine on toast.
Partly because of the timing of the road trip and largely due to a bad season, I missed out on the chance to really get down and cook with apricots this summer. The upcoming apricot posts and the lovely photos are courtesy of my amazing sister-in-law, Tracey Shafroth, whom we visited in Saugatuck, Michigan this summer. Her wonderful recipes will start appearing tomorrow.