Food

Oven Roasted Tomatoes

  Store these tomatoes in a jar covered with olive oil, use a lemon olive oil if desired. For a quick appetizer see below.   1         pound Roma tomatoes,…

What do you do with all those Tomatoes?

  There are many ways to save your harvest and if you have more tomatoes than you know what to do with here are some ideas.   First and foremost…

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…

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…

Gazpacho with Avocado

Gazpacho Serves 2-4 1 small red onion 2 small cucumbers 2 ribs celery 1 small jalapeno, optional 1 roasted red bell pepper 6 medium tomatoes 1 cup French bread, cut…

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…

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…

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…

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