January 31, 2012
by Mimi Holtz

Do You Know Fuerte Avocados?

Have you tried Fuerte avocados?  I love the Fuertes and wait all year for them to be  ready to eat  in the winter months,  between December and March.   If you live outside of southern California you may not find … Continue reading

January 28, 2012
by Mimi Holtz

Wild Peony: The Flowers

I went out for another walk today and found a bonanza of wild peony in bloom!  This week I can show you the actual flowers! The petals are a dark red to scarlet color, with yellow pistils and green-to-yellow stamen.   … Continue reading

January 27, 2012
by Mimi Holtz

Family Butternut Squash Soup: It’s Contagious!

  We enjoyed a lovely lunch with the family of our son’s girlfriend last fall.   The soup they served was a family collaboration, and it was delicious!  As soon as we arrived home,   our daughter began planning her own version … Continue reading

January 15, 2012
by Mimi Holtz

Happy Memories are the Greatest Gifts Part 3: Finding New Favorite Restaurants

We spent our 30th wedding anniversary weekend in San Diego, only about an hour from home.   Two of the restaurants we visited are now on our list of favorites. Our first experience at  El Agave  in Old Town was in … Continue reading

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