Month: January 2017

Citrus Coconut Salad

Citrus Coconut Salad

  Harkening to days at the warm, breezy beach, citrus coconut salad can be just as a refreshing experience. We are blessed to grow copious quantities of oranges and grapefruits. They’re great for snacking on while out gardening, or if the ol’ sweet tooth is […]

Let’s Talk Tomatoes

Let’s Talk Tomatoes

Tomato, tomato… By any other name is not the same—-so many varieties Let’s talk tomatoes. Seasoned tomato growers have their favorite. Mr. Moore formerly of Moores Roses in Visalia grew Ace tomatoes—and gave a plant away for each rose purchased, encouraging all to grow and […]

Pinot Noir Peppers

Pinot Noir Peppers

You read correctly, Pinot Noir pepper.  No, it is not wine that tastes like pepper, or a pepper that tastes like wine; it’s a delicious produce all are sure to enjoy. The pepper begins in a light green hue when young and matures into a […]

Roses

Roses

Calming Lavender Oil

Calming Lavender Oil

Some nights I put a few drops of Lavender oil on a pretty doily and keep in my pocket or under my pillow, someplace accessible and close enough to slightly smell the fragrance. In the middle of the night when wandering thoughts creep in my […]

Whole Wheat Pitas

Whole Wheat Pitas

Pita party! Look at them, all puffed up! Everyone should join the pita party. It brings the baker a great delight seeing the little brown circles puff up like balloons in the oven. Even greater joy taking a knife and opening up the bread to […]

Potato Crust Cast Iron Quiche

Potato Crust Cast Iron Quiche

Once upon a time, I thought quiches were gross. (My life was boring then, and I was not a very adventurous eater.) However, to my good fortune the day came to break out of the shell! I discovered that quiches were in fact delicious. Then […]