The (Real) California Coast

20180618_164431If your thoughts about being at the beach in California are something out of the TV show “Baywatch”, you’ve clearly never been to the beach in California.  At least nowhere north of Los Angeles.  There’s a reason why.

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Fig (Ficus carica)

20180803_125406I have to say, I honestly feel sorry for anyone who’s never had the opportunity to eat a fresh fig.  If that’s you, don’t despair, you still might be able to grow your own, even if you’re not in the ideal climate.

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Tomato & Pesto Egg Cups

20180818_115052It’s easy to get into a rut with something like breakfast.  It’s early, the caffeine from your coffee hasn’t kicked in.  Your family hasn’t had a meal in a while.  It’s not a good start.

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Pickled Banana Peppers

20180819_124811Who picked a peck of pickled peppers?  I did!  Except I honestly don’t know how much a peck is.  I think it might be a lot.

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They Don’t Make Them Like They Used To

20180617_160556Earlier this spring, the Old Man and I went to a concert at a local theater.  The band was Neil Young with Crazy Horse, the theater was a historic building from the late 1930s.

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Basil Pesto

20180818_110820If the original creator of pesto was still alive, it would be on my bucket list to find them and give them a long, garlicky kiss of thanks.  I owe the quality of my gastronomic life to that person.

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Do You Believe In Miracles?

I’m not talking about beautiful sunsets, stunning wildlife, or Abe Lincoln’s likeness in a potato chip.  I’m talking inexplicable, logic defying phenomena that emotionally moves you to the core.  I do.

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House Hunting, Part II

20180617_154516How far back into your childhood can you remember something from?  Real memories, not just recreations of stories you have heard from others.  It’s tricky to know for sure, isn’t it?

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Peachy Sourdough Cake

20180715_195712Sourdough.  It’s what’s for dessert.  Trust me on this.  And it comes with peaches.  Peaches are good.

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Feta & Kalamata Olive Stuffed Peppers

20180801_162925I’ve had a lot of peppers from the garden lately, and as much as I like to eat them, after a while I kind of want to shake things up a bit. Yes, there can be too much of a good thing.

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