The sun has been very kind to us over the last week. We had two fabulously warm days to dry out all the dampness that late Winter left behind. Indeed, we’re very lucky to be living in warm Southern California weather where our garden basil is looking fantastic and we are getting some early season […]
It’s safe to say that regardless of how many tacos we eat, we can always find room in our stomachs to fit more. Layers of fresh salsa, pickled vegetables and warm chile heat make tacos so exciting to eat. Each is unique, customized and no two tacos are alike.
The maligned sandwich loaf. A second-class citizen in the bread world. Soft, mass-produced, with nothing artistinal or interesting about it. Bearer of boring pb&j’s and bologna sandwiches. Oscar Meyer has a better repute than the soft sandwich loaf breads. Yet, are they really such an inferior loaves? Or has it become such a commercial mainstay […]
7 A.M.: Sitting on the plane waiting for take-off, Diane turns to me with concerned, sleep deprived eyes, “We have to have my brother water the tomatoes! It’s supposed to get hot this week.” Nevermind the fact that in the upcoming week, we had 2.5 days to shoot almost 40 recipes plus get footage for […]
Summer Fest is back again and the theme for this week are tomatoes. To participate, read more about Summer Fest onAway To Garden from Margaret then come join the community! Catch up on this seasons previous themes on the bounty of Cukes N Zukes , Sweet Corn and Herbs, Beans, Greens and Stonefruits. ************************************** 20 […]
Wow! these kentucky beefsteak tomatoes are fabulous! They’re huge, heavy, juicy and sweet. We amazed at how silky they are, so little seeds and so meaty. These are the best beefsteak tomatoes we’ve ever had and they’re definitely on our list to grow for next year.
We have tomato monsters now. There can never be too many tomatoes, but we can definitely run out of names to call the dishes that we create with them. Last week we finished a batch of sun dried tomatoes (literally. sun. dried), tomato sauce, tomato paste and tomato everything. Pretty much. Here’a a quick shot […]
Summer is in full swing and there are two big announcements finally due out that we’re equally thrilled to share. To kick-start the good vibes, the garden-geeks in us are happy to report that our heirloom tomatoes are doing fabulous this year. Of the 20 heirloom tomato plants we started, only 3 have died and […]
This year’s tomato track record isn’t all that bad yet and we’re immediately jumping on the pickling band-wagon. The current tomato plant count is 4 out of 20 died due to disease, which is much less than what we suffered last year. In 2009, the whole nation suffered a tomato crisis where a late blight […]
fresh garnishes from the garden So it appears we’re on a culinary journey to create a small, but sinfully spicy collection of sriracha infused recipes. And loving every minute of it! Playing with a bottle of hot sauce has never been so hot and gratifying. Previously, we’ve shared our homemade sriracha-style chili hot sauce recipe, […]
It’s week four and the final gathering for Summer Fest 2009! The celebration of Summer’s bounty has been wonderful and we’re finishing it off with a big tomato bang! Margaret had continued Summer Fest for the last 3 weeks, where we’ve been celebrating fresh-from-the-garden food: recipes, growing tips, even tricks for storing and preserving summer’s best. For […]
Warm. Cheesy. Flavorful. Dip. On. Bread. Need we say more? This brie dip recipe post just needs to be short and simple. Call it cheating, we don’t care. It’s almost like a mathematical equation that doesn’t need further explanation: melted brie + tangy, sun dried tomatoes + aromatic garlic + fragrant thyme + heat + […]
“When the gardeners are away, the possums will play”…and eat our tomatoes! We just returned a few hours ago from a much needed and last minute road trip. Details on our adventures and food finds over the past few days will be revealed in a video and post next week! Unfortunately during our short, but […]