My Huatulco: A Guide to La Crucecita

Bahías de Huatulco, with its surreally gorgeous nine bays, is located in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. Its low-key airport with palapa roofs, make it an easy destination for a relaxing vacation, including fishing and surfing. Historically, Huatulco was once a port under Hernán Cortés’s conquest, then a coffee –growing area, and later, the subject of Fondo Nacional Turismo in the early 1980s for … Continue reading My Huatulco: A Guide to La Crucecita

Managing Crabgrass Around Citrus & Other Fruit Trees

Fighting Crabgrass Around Citrus Trees & Other Fruit Trees Many of our young citrus trees have been growing terribly slowly over the past few years. After fertilizing, nursing iron deficiencies, and constantly getting rid of aphids, mealy bugs and scale, the trees are still runts. The cause, we realized, is the huge matrix of weeds strangling the roots: Crabgrass. Crabgrass…it’s everywhere on our property and … Continue reading Managing Crabgrass Around Citrus & Other Fruit Trees

Toaster Pastries with Lemon Curd (vegan option)

Too Many Lemons! Toaster Pastries with Lemon Curd (Vegan option) Love toaster pastries? Try making your own! These are much healthier and tastier, especially if made entirely from scratch. They can be eaten right away or frozen to keep fresh for another day. Lemons make such wonderful desserts! #ilovelemons! Ingredients: Store bought pie crust dough or make your own (Vegan Pie Crust) jar of lemon … Continue reading Toaster Pastries with Lemon Curd (vegan option)

Vegan Lemon Curd

Too Many Lemons! Vegan Lemon Curd This creamy, zesty, mouth puckering, addicting homemade lemon curd is the bomb diggity of any lemony treat I have ever tried! It can be served with biscuits, stuffed into cupcakes, muffins and pastries, mixed with berries (like blueberries!) and topped with whipped cream, or secretly stashed in the fridge for personal spoonfuls. For me, it’s dangerously pleasing since it … Continue reading Vegan Lemon Curd

Spring/Summer 2019 Crops & Layout!

THE LAYOUT We’re now putting the final touches on our Spring/Summer Garden- just in time too!  Here’s the layout: SPRING/SUMMER CROP LIST 2019 Artichokes Green Globe Chicory & Radicchio Castelfranco Endive/Rhodos Grumolo Rossa di Verona Radicchio Rossa di Treviso Radicchio Rossa di Verona Dragon Chile Peppers Ajvarski Barker X-Hot Big Jim Carolina Reaper Craig’s Grande jalapeño Fatalii Fushimi Hatch Green Hatch Red Pimiento de Padron … Continue reading Spring/Summer 2019 Crops & Layout!

Too Many Lemons! Lemon Cupcakes

Too Many Lemons! Lemon Cupcakes If you have a good lemon tree, don’t let those lemons go to waste! Along with main dishes and lemonade, they can be used to make zesty sweet desserts. Try this classic cupcake recipe with a lemon twist. Ingredients: Cupcakes 1 1/3 cups flour 1 tsp baking powder ¼ tsp salt 1 cup sugar 2-3 heaping tablespoons lemon zest ½ … Continue reading Too Many Lemons! Lemon Cupcakes

Chocolaty Beet Brownies

We don’t have to worry about a “beety taste” with this recipe. Homegrown and organic beets tend to be sweeter and tastier than the average store bought ones. The pureed beets give the brownies a moist, mochi-like texture and a beautiful sangria tint. The subtle coffee flavor really adds to the richness of the cocoa powder and milk chocolate. This unique recipe combined with the … Continue reading Chocolaty Beet Brownies