R’s Beef Jerky Recipes: Spicy Mango & Spicy Teriyaki

R seemed obsessed on finding thinly sliced beef for making jerky.   He was incessantly requesting me to figure out how to get it.  Since I don’t eat beef, or necessarily want it in my dehydrator, I kept blowing him off with a smile and nod. Then one day, we stopped to check out a nearby international grocery store which has all sorts of exciting … Continue reading R’s Beef Jerky Recipes: Spicy Mango & Spicy Teriyaki

Getting a Running Start

If you’ve ever thought about running, now’s the time to get started. You can, you can! Here’s my own two cents guide for beginning runners. Getting a Running Start So, you want to start running, eh? Well then, assuming this would be okay with your doctor, you’re hoping to run regularly (not just two times a year!), and you’ve actually seen other people running, let’s … Continue reading Getting a Running Start

May 20th, 2nd Chance Lomita Farm Potted Plant Yard Sale! 9-11AM

Below is a list of  what we’ve got growing- most of which will be available for our 4” potted plant sale! Place: Lomita Farm (Contact me below for address details, or PM me via Facebook or Insta @lomitafarm) Day: Saturday, May 20th Time:  9am-11am Prices:  $2-$3 Artichokes Green Globe Purple of Romagna Chile Peppers Ajvarski Big Jim Carolina Reaper Chimayo Craig’s Grande jalapeño Fatalii Hatch Green … Continue reading May 20th, 2nd Chance Lomita Farm Potted Plant Yard Sale! 9-11AM

Seed Starter & Potting Mix Recipes

Seed Starter Mix Recipe We started making our own seed starting mix considering that the small 1.5 cubic bag of organic mix costs $8. Making your own seed starting mix is easy, cost effective, and minimizes the hassle of running out and having to buy more. Try out our recipe- it works for us! Seed Starter Mix Ingredients 2 parts peat moss 1 part perlite … Continue reading Seed Starter & Potting Mix Recipes

Jammin’ Shortbread Cookies

This is an easy recipe for using some of that homemade jar of heaven you might have been saving in the cupboard. I still have jars of my Orange Chile Marmalade, apple & mint jelly, and fig preserves that I canned last year! You can fill these cookies with all sorts of jams, jellies, preserves, or marmalades.  Be bold, have fun, and try something new! … Continue reading Jammin’ Shortbread Cookies

Lomita Farm Potted Plant List

Our seedlings are going off!  Below is a complete list of our potted plants grown from seeds.  A lot of these we’ll keep, and the rest we’ll be selling at our open house.  Also, check out Grangetto’s Southern California Planting Guide for successful timing. SNEAK PEEK! Here’s what we’ve got growing for our 4” potted plant sale! Place: Lomita Farm  Time: In 2-3 weeks! Artichokes … Continue reading Lomita Farm Potted Plant List

2017 Lomita Farm Spring Crop Plans

Here’s the spring layout for our planting beds this year.  Remember, artichokes are perennials, so plan on them staying in a chosen spot for about five years (if they’re healthy and thriving).  Bush beans, snap peas, corn, garlic, and root veggies (radishes, carrots, onions, chives) are directly sown in the beds while everything else is started in containers in our small green house. The soil is a … Continue reading 2017 Lomita Farm Spring Crop Plans