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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Spring Garden

Spring has sprung here on California’s central coast. My urban container garden is getting an early start this year.





















The clivia’s budding





















& I woke to find that this little succulent had burst into flower






















& the dwarf lilac that I’d given up for dead had shot out little leaves overnight. Nature rocks!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Harvest Box

sweet potato & kale





















A few months back I discovered the wonders of the harvest box, a weekly offering of fresh, organic, locally-grown produce.
spring onions
How can food this beautiful fail to inspire all sorts of yummy creations? 
mandarin oranges




















I love the way the selection changes with the seasons & introduces me to new flavors & textures too. Suddenly I’m craving once foreign veggies like jicama & kabocha squash.
kale & avacado
I get my harvest boxes from Rutiz Farms. Shopping at their outdoor stand feels way better than visiting a supermarket. They even post recipes in their newsletter, which is how I know that balsamic roasted kabocha squash is awesome!
harvest box





















Look at all the goodies I found in my box last week!

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