Golden Currant (Ribes aureum)

I’m generally not a huge fan of yellow flowers, especially the very bright, lemon-yellow kind. However, the petit blossoms of Golden Current have become a much anticipated exception to this each spring.

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Citrus (Citrus Genus)

If you live in California, especially in any of the numerous valleys, chances are good you have a citrus tree. If you don’t, probably a neighbor does. If you are Greek, you for sure do (and if you don’t, what the heck???).

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Cretan Oregano (Oreganum onites)

20180517_160108One of the characteristic seasonings of many Greek dishes is oregano.  Not just any oregano, mind you, but one of the richly flavored varieties that grow wild in the rugged mountainous areas of Greece.

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Garlic (Allium sativum)

20180621_103215I can’t imagine life without garlic, nor do I think I should have to.  That would just be cruel.  Thankfully, it’s easy to grow, so I don’t think I’ll have to worry!

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Strawberry (Fragaria ananassa)

20180529_213503There is a reason most supermarket strawberries don’t taste all that great.  They aren’t ripe when they are picked.  Fix that problem by growing your own!

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Carrots (Daucus carota subsp. sativus)

20180330_110610Orange carrots are so ubiquitous that it’s easy to think that they have always been the norm, yet they are actually the Johnny-come-lately’s of the carrot world.  White and purple are really the old timers.

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Our New(est) Arrival!

IMG_20180317_091310_413We recently ripped out a Corinth grape that wouldn’t play nice with its neighbors and are replacing it with something we hope can just get along.  Sometimes you just have to start over.

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