For this week's Fiesta Friday, with it's close proximity to Cinco De Mayo, I'm going latin with a wonderful smoothie that uses homemade hibiscus tea as a base. First, I want to acknowledge the fantastic work of our master party animal Angie, who has created a weekly event that has really become a fun, resourceful... Continue Reading →

  Here's a fresh and beautiful springtime salad inspired by the early Brooks Cherry appearance in our farmer's markets this week.  It's crunchy, creamy & juicy, and sweet, tart & peppery, all in one bite. The sweet and juicy fruit pairs well with the crunch and grassyness of the black eyed pea and english pea... Continue Reading →

The lovely painting above is entitled "Loquats and Mountain Bird," by Anonymous Southern Song artist, in the Collection of the National Palace Museum, Beijing. Side Yard Loquats Ever been surprised by a flash of realized abundance in your life, when and where you were least looking for it?  That's what happened when we realized the... Continue Reading →

As you my loyal readers know I have been on somewhat of a history kick for inane and slightly off-beat foodstuffs lately.  I'm not sure if it's because I haven't been able to eat any proper food (only softies) since my dental event, but I'm still on a roll.  Here is a very traditional Easter... Continue Reading →

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