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The ideal tomme-ripening cave sat below the house that her family had just sold.When specialty cheesemaking becomes a quarantine pastime|By Kat Craddock/Saveur|December 1, 2020|Popular Science
The 2017 growing season was exceptional, being a warm year with a good amount of rainfall to fully ripen the fruit and maintain a nice acidity.
If you decide to include the pears to serve as a dessert later, look for ones that are just ripening — not hard and woody, not soft.This cocktail can keep you warm around the fire pit — and you can make it there, too|M. Carrie Allan|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
This was the third hot, dry vintage in a row, explains Master of Wine Jasper Morris, author of Inside Burgundy, who describes a July with brutal heat waves that pushed ripening.Wildfires, trade wars, COVID-19: The 2020 global wine harvest may go down as the most challenging yet|Bernhard Warner|September 20, 2020|Fortune
I remember ripening coffee beans hanging down the banks, and masses of wild orchids.Two Chickens, an Old Guitar, and a Group of Strangers: A Life-Changing Feast in Brazil|Annabel Langbein|November 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The plant is strong and vigorous, ripening in a few weeks, and when properly cultivated (p. 385) attaining a very large size.
Even the first blossoms of your youth paid us all that could be expected from a ripening manhood.The Works Of John Dryden, Volume 4 (of 18)|John Dryden
Trellises, burdened with ripening grapes, were the boundary line between the garden and the orchard.Alone|Marion Harland
Under the corners of her eyes above the rounded cheeks a pink stain lay like the first ripening flush on a wild strawberry.In Search of the Unknown|Robert W. Chambers
Nothing but brabblings, scufflings, objurgations; a great outbreak ripening itself.History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. III. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle