Leave it to our good friend Leonard to challenge our creativity by dropping off a couple of old, discarded French doors he scored at a construction site. He’s always thinking of us, bringing odds and ends from here and there, stoked to see what sort of ingenuity we can conjure up and assess whether or not it’s on par with his own. I’m proud to … Continue reading French Door Wall Decor- DYI Idea!
If you’ve got more ripe apples, berries, peaches or other stone fruit than you know what to do with, here’s a cute, tasty recipe I found on Today.com. It’s definitely a crowd pleaser since everyone gets their own individual mini pie- no more arguing over who got the biggest slice! Get the recipe by clicking on either of these links(*see … Continue reading Muffin Tin Fruit Pies
Last weekend, I met up with my dear ol’ best friend J for a beach strand walk and chat, where along the way, we stopped in an upscale cold-press juice shop for a snack. J left the shop nibbling on their peanut butter protein balls declaring, in satisfaction, how delectable they were, and perhaps I could concoct something of the kind. With a ping, I … Continue reading Peanut Butter Power Balls (GF, V)
Warning: Ingredients are totally old school, non-dietetic, and addicting. So, go ahead and use non-organic graham crackers, salted butter, old-fashioned milk chocolate, and marshmallows made with hooves (okay, that might be taking it too far)! This vegan unfriendly, chia seedless, Betty Crocker style pie will have your dessert loving friends and family kick it like it’s 1986 now! Ingredients Crust: 1 ½ cups graham cracker … Continue reading S’more Pie: An R B-Day special
Our Eureka lemon tree is more like a huge Chia Pet needing to be snipped and coiffured regularly due to its continuous sprouts of oblong, yellow fruit. One large country kitchen fruit basket is a cornucopia of lemons overflowing onto my work area. Occasional runaway citruses roll like escaping tumbleweeds onto kitchen counters, to the floor, causing havoc under a cook’s foot, on more than … Continue reading Luscious Lavender Lemonade
First of all, what is Fermentation? People often think of beer or wine when they hear about fermentation, although the process extends to bread, cheeses, vegetables, yogurt, and beyond, and has been around since the beginning of the human era. At first, humans didn’t even know how it happened. In the East and in Europe, people gave thanks to the gods who changed watery juice … Continue reading Homemade Fermented Sauerkraut: Natural probiotic or bratwurst sidekick?You choose!
We have lots of rare and heirloom vegetable varieties grown from seed right here on Lomita Farm. We will also have homegrown avocados, grapefruits, lemons, beets, and radishes available for purchase. Come on by and check us out this Saturday, May 5, between 9-11 AM. Contact me via this website for address details. Plant varieties include: Artichokes– Globe, Purple of Romagna Chard– Swiss Rainbow Chiles– … Continue reading Cinco de Mayo 4″ Potted Plant Sale @ Lomita Farm! 9-11 A.M.
I didn’t know a thing about chicories and radicchios except that they’re expensive, gourmet, and look pretty. Of course, when R asked me what they’re like, I told him it is all similar to lettuce. Unsuspecting the almost unpalatable raw bitter taste and rather firm texture, R decided to throw a handful of large leafed treviso in his burrito while walking around the garden. The … Continue reading White Beans & Bitter Greens (Bacon or vegan? You choose!)
Just when I thought I came up with a scrumptious Cake That Can’t Be Beet recipe, I beat it with a new idea. In between my weed whacker stringing nightmare and coddling tomato seedlings, I stumbled upon even more rows of new beets springing up amongst the mature ones. Geez, those darn beets! Struck with an idea, I dropped everything, ran into the kitchen, and … Continue reading Farmhouse Beet Cake
If you’re searching for a unique dessert to impress, look no further! This novel and tasty cake will make you the who’s who among dessert bringers in your world of social events and family gatherings. On the other hand, if you’re like me and have beets coming up from the ground all year round, you’ll need another innovative way of getting your loved ones to … Continue reading A Cake That Can’t Be BEET!