California Lilac (Ceanothus spp.)

20180331_182530One of the things missing from so many modern cultivars of plants is the one thing we keep sticking our noses into them for: fragrance.  Yes, looks are good, but why not have both?

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Bouyiourdi (Spicy Baked Feta with Tomatoes and Peppers)

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If you ever go to Greece and are looking for THE food scene, the city you’re looking for is likely not the one you’re thinking it would be.  Head north.

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Old Fashioned Apple Pie

20190908_195652Unlike pumpkin pie, which is usually relegated exclusively to the Thanksgiving meal, apple pie gets to sashay its way all throughout autumn and winter.  Good, because I like to eat it and it’s easy to prepare!

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Chicken Roasted with Eggplant and Tomato

20190903_212601Our hot summers have the up-side of providing the ideal conditions for growing heat-loving veggies like tomatoes and eggplant.  How fortuitous that they taste so good together!

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