Clean and Husk (strings and all) Corn on the Cob

    Here’s a simple trick to cleaning up corn on the cob while not quite cooking it all the way. I love corn on the grill but husking it…

Marinated Cucumber and Tomato Salad

 

What to Plan/Plant for Your Fall Garden

Fall into Winter Gardens Remove any summer crops that are starting to fade and prepare soil with mulch, mycorrhiza, compost.  Re-plant with fall/winter crops or cover crops. Plant last round…

Hatch Chile Roast

Hatch Chile Time!   New Mexico Hatch Chiles are here in Southern California and we’ve been waiting all year to replenish our supplies! These chiles are only here for a…

The Mushroom Farm Tour

We are all scheduled for our first local farm tour for 2021! Join us for farm, food & fun. No transportation is provided, we suggest carpooling as much as possible.…

It’s Asparagus & Artichoke Season

  A few things to know about asparagus now that it’s in season. Buy organic, fresh, California grown asparagus for the most nutritious and best tasting. Asparagus is dioecious, meaning…

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

Instant Pot or Stove Top, your choice. Be creative and enjoy this really fun project! To Make the Dye  Directions are for each individual dye.  if making more than one…

Braised Lamb, Veal or Beef Shanks

Warm, hearty shanks usually like a long cook in the oven, these are done in an Instant Pot or pressure cooker and take only a few hours. Sauté the shanks…

Spring Garden Workshops

It’s not too late to plant that spring garden! Are you new to gardening or just have unanswered questions? I have the answers! Spring Raised Bed Gardens I’ll give you…

Happy Valentines Day

Here’s a lovely menu for your Valentine~ I saw cool spring asparagus in the market recently and California strawberries are ripe and red and ready to go. This may seem…