Pink Lemondoodles

The Pink Lemondoodle is a beautiful mouthwatering cookie made with our Eureka lemon zest and dyed with our beet simple syrup. Since we harvest a whole lot of nutritious beets throughout the year, it’s always fun, yet challenging, creating new recipes. When our lemon trees started producing ripe fruits, I wondered how I could combine them with beets to make something pretty and sweet. Pink lemonade … Continue reading Pink Lemondoodles

Beet-Dyed Easter Eggs

Easy, natural, organic, bug free, and no #40. This simple and nutrient packed pink-to-red food coloring is fun to make and completely safe. It’s beet dye! All you need is a few large beets, some white vinegar – and hardboiled eggs, of course! Juicing Method 3-10 beets. This depends on how many eggs you want to dye. 1 Tbsp white vinegar for every cup of … Continue reading Beet-Dyed Easter Eggs

Organic Compost Tea & BioChar

Serendipity…that’s what I called the timing of meeting up with an old high school friend who happens to be a sales rep for Earthworm Organics- Vermigrow.   He knew we’d be getting ready for spring planting soon and offered to bring over some of his company’s compost tea and bio char. At the time, I was concerned about our perennial artichokes since it was nearing fruiting … Continue reading Organic Compost Tea & BioChar

The Morning Coffee Experience

Coffee time in our quaint little farm kitchen is a daily ritual. We saunter off to bed each night looking forward to waking up in the dark, bumbling around the kitchen with peculiar contraptions, slowly coming back to life once more with that sweet stimulating aroma. It’s not about absentmindedly throwing grinds into a coffee machine and turning on a switch. Nor is it about pouring … Continue reading The Morning Coffee Experience

Mexican Chocolate & Red Chile Caramel Popcorn

Every winter holiday, friends and family look forward to receiving my homemade caramel popcorn.  It’s a tradition.  R gets tubs of richly flavored, lightly textured, crispy, out-of-this-world, melt in your mouth, agonizingly delicious caramel popcorn, and everyone else gets their candy caned striped bagful. Well, guess what?!  I’m tired of making the same popcorn year after year.  Time to spice things up! Ingredients: 12-13 cups … Continue reading Mexican Chocolate & Red Chile Caramel Popcorn

Ol’ Fashioned Snickerdoodles

One of our favorite cookies at Lomita Farm is the good ol’ fashioned Snickerdoodle. Not the puffed up bready kind, but the thin, soft, light, chewy ones that melt in your mouth. If you’re looking to bake fairly easy cookies for any occasion that everyone will love, these are the ones! Ingredients: 1 cup butter (okay to soften a bit) 1 ½ cups sugar 2 … Continue reading Ol’ Fashioned Snickerdoodles

Simple Flatbread for the Gluten Free!

When it comes to fresh warm flatbread, I’m always left flat out. In my experience, it’s either made with gluten-ridden flour or slathered with rich cheeses. Neither of which my system will tolerate- unfortunately, I was one of those born to be dairy and gluten free. I decided to take matters into my own hands and start making my own flatbread, only once in a … Continue reading Simple Flatbread for the Gluten Free!

Homemade Hummus

How do you Hummus? The beauty of making your own hummus is having the creativity to explore your taste buds. You can add any ingredients your heart desires to the simple base: garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon, garlic, olive oil, salt, paprika. Add twice as many garlic cloves (or more) and call it Garlic Hummus. Add fresh minced basil leaves, crushed pine nuts, freshly grated pecorino … Continue reading Homemade Hummus

Lomita Farm’s Crop Rotation Plan & Planting Tips

 Whether you have a farm or small garden, crop planning and rotation is essential to successful growing. Planting Tips: Know your vegetable families. Only vegetables within the same family should be planted together in a plot or bed. For example, chiles and tomatoes may be planted together, but beets and chiles should not. Also, in a crop rotation, a vegetable family should only be planted … Continue reading Lomita Farm’s Crop Rotation Plan & Planting Tips