Friday, September 18, 2015

Apple Harvest 2015

We picked the last of our Gala apples from the tree today, I think that qualifies as an official sign of fall!  The apples are smaller than usual, which I assume is result of the drought. We did have one day of rain this week, which we never, ever get in September, the garden loved it.  We're hoping this is a prelude to the very wet winter that has been predicted, and cross our fingers for a bigger crop next year.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Mini Blueberry Lemon Scones

My niece and I threw a baby shower brunch for my daughter a few weeks ago and I was so busy trying to get everything done on time that I forgot to take pictures. I think my daughter took this one,  I snatched it from Facebook.  There were yogurt parfaits, mini blueberry lemon scones, three types of finger sandwiches, veggies in hummus and chocolate coconut cupcakes to finish.  We matched the food to children's books.  

Monday, September 7, 2015

The September Garden

Here's a snapshot of our September garden harvest. Clockwise from the top: delicata squash, zucchini squash, yellow crookneck squash, beets, carrots, green beans, cherry tomatoes, and one perfect pear.  Not pictured: cucumbers, parsley, basil, blackberries and strawberries.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Cauliflower Ceviche

Traditionally, ceviche is made from raw seafood that is marinated in citrus juice with onions, chili peppers and salt. In this recipe, I've replaced the seafood with cauliflower and added corn, cucumbers, tomatoes, mango and cilantro.  

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Roasted Potato Bunnies

Easter is just around the corner, and I've come up with an easy way to make your holiday meal a little more festive. My roasted potato bunnies will put a smile on the faces of your family and friends.  They work equally as well for brunch or dinner and they're very easy to make.  The hardest part will be to find a small bunny cookie cutter, at this late date, if you don't already have one.  

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Spring Equinox 2015

Yesterday was the Spring (Vernal) Equinox, the first day of Spring.  This is the moment that the sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night are nearly equal, because the earth's axis is neither tilted toward or away from the sun.  This occurred, in San Francisco, at exactly 3:45 pm.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Strawberry Cheesecake Brownie Hearts

Happy Valentine's Day!  I made some strawberry cheesecake brownie hearts for my sweetie.  These are all of his favorite desserts/flavors rolled into one treat.  Chocolate is always a must, cheesecake is favorite, and strawberry jam is a daily obsession.