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Check out this interesting looking gourd in the lower left side of the picture. Nature create it in two contrasting colors and gave it an interesting shape.  And somebody grew it to delight all of us!     Or perhaps, nature grew this to illustrate what "being out of your gourd" means.  It means ...
10/19/2014
This is the time of the year when fresh apples abound, and Ron requests Dutch Apple Pancake for breakfast.  We have used Williams Sonoma's recipe from the moment I found it in one of their catalogs.  We serve it with organic real maple syrup (Grade B for the best), and Ron adds a dollop of organ...
10/19/2014
  We had no idea that the range of guava flavors was so varied.  Last week we saw pineapple guavas, and this week we have strawverry guavas.  According to the seller they taste like strawberries, a bit sour, and great for making jams of jellies.  It looked like big cranberries or little pomegran...
10/18/2014
    We watched the farmer place these persimmons one on top of the other.  What a great presentation, we just had to take a picture. The persimmon comes in two colors.  These are known as Fuyu Persimmons.  They are short and firm and can be eaten while crisp.  The Hachiya are shaped like a peach,...
10/18/2014
  It is a beautiful day here in the Santa Barbara area.  There was a little nip in the air this morning at 64 degrees and the high will be 74 degrees, with a light breeze.    We saw this beautiful  Swiss chard at the Santa Barbara Farmers Market this morning. Swiss chard is considered one of the...
10/18/2014
When you are in the mood for great fish tacos as we were today, the place to go is Cabo's Baja Grill and Cantina in Carpinteria!  The photo above was taken with my iPhone 5 S.   This photo was taken with Ron's new iPhone,  the 6 +.  There is definite difference in quality and clarity in the shot...
10/17/2014
Looking back to the inception of social media, we pause to evaluate its meaning today.  In our title, we paraphrased the quote from Alice in Wonderland, “What is the use of a book, without pictures or conversation? ”   We substituted social media for the book, to illustrate that some of social m...
10/17/2014
Photo by Jorisvo In marketing luxury real estate, there is no substitute for local knowledge.  Some real estate portals have been collecting local insights from agents by offering them the carrot of a miniscule chance of winning a contest.  This information cannot replace personal contact with t...
10/16/2014
Bloomfield spinach is known to be lower in oxalic acid than regular spinach. The leaves have a crinkly texture and it is a delight to cook with and eat. We had some two days ago, when I made our favorite pizza, spinach and goat cheese pizza.  We drizzle each slice with extra special vintage oliv...
10/15/2014
Yesterday we cooked a  big batch of ragu Bolognese.    It is one of the Italian classic  sauces, and we always follow Marcella Hazan's recipe.  This sauce or ragu as the Italians refer to it takes about 4 hours to cook, and has to be stirred every half hour.  This gave me a reason to get up, str...
10/15/2014
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