Great Pepper Cookbook

Do you know how to cook with peppers? Would you like to learn more about peppers? When you think about peppers do you automatically think peppers are hot? Depending on…

What To Do with all those Luscious Summer Peaches!

Oh all those beautiful rosy peaches from the farmers market! They smell like summer and I don’t know about you but I wait all year for them to show up! I…

Fall Harvest Tour

Fall Harvest Tour   Central Coast Fall Harvest Adventure October 24th – 26th, 2014 Join Chef Debbi on another Farm, Food and Wine Adventure Stay at the lovely Cambria Pines…

Lavender Shortbread Cookies

Lavender Shortbread Cookies   Photo from Central Coast Lavender   Makes about 50 cookies   1          tablespoon dried lavender blossoms 1/2      cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 1…

Holtz Avocado Ranch

California Avocados I have a love affair with California avocados, ever since I was a little girl, I could never get enough. My grandmother used to feed us mashed avocado…

How To Peppers

Do you know how to cook with peppers? Would you like to learn more about peppers? When you think about peppers do you automatically think peppers are hot? Depending on…

Boysenberry Tart

Pastry: 1 cup all purpose flour 1 Tablespoon Sugar 1 pinch salt 6 Tablespoon Unsalted butter, cold 1 Egg yolk, slightly whisked 1 Tablespoon Lemon juice Filling: 3 Tablespoon Cornstarch…

Spring Farm, Food and Wine Tour

Just a few highlights…… Day 1 of our Spring Tour begins with an optional ‘self guided’ tour of Cambria farmers markets. An exceptional market with local fruits, vegetables, seafood, meats…

Tricks for Simple Herb Gardens

Starting An Herb Garden An herb garden doesn’t have to be big so you don’t need much space to grow one. You can even start a potted herb garden on…

Ojai Pixie Tangerines

There is nothing as sweet and juicy as an Ojai Pixie Tangerine! Unfortunately they are in season for such a short time, you’ll find them available only until the end…