California poppies

April 21, 2017
by Mimi Holtz
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Avocado Blooms and Wildflowers: Super Blooms!

I love this photo.  A brown, dead leaf that has fallen from the tree is wedged among the blossoms.   Some of the spent flowers have fallen on top of the dead leaf…as if resting in a cradle among the … Continue reading

green hills after rains

January 14, 2017
by Mimi Holtz
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Avocado Ranch Anniversary After Winter Rains

When I first moved to Southern California in 1977 I felt guilty.  How would we deserve the beauty of springtime if we hadn’t endured the long hard winters of snow shoveling and difficult driving that I grew up with in … Continue reading

Fuerte avocados with smoked salmon and eggs on an English muffin

January 4, 2017
by Mimi Holtz
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Fuerte Avocados – Festive Holiday Slices

It’s that time of year when Fuerte avocados are perfectly ripe and full of flavor.  Pear-shaped with a thinner skin than Hass avocados,   Fuertes have a unique nutty flavor,  and if you have enjoyed a Fuerte avocado you are … Continue reading

endive and arugula salad

November 17, 2016
by Mimi Holtz
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A Fresh Fall Salad: Walnuts, Apples, Endive, Arugula

Today I’m sharing an easy, refreshing salad that is perfect for a weekday meal or as part of  your Thanksgiving feast!  The colors are festive, and  the sweet nutty flavor of the greens pairs beautifully  with crunchy apple and walnuts in … Continue reading

Endive and Belgian Endive

August 16, 2016
by Mimi Holtz
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How Do You Pronounce “Endive”?

You say tomato and I say “to-mah-to”, but both pronunciations of the word mean the same thing, right?  Not so with “endive”!   Whether you say “N-Dive” or “Ahn-Deev” makes a big difference!  Although they are both members of the … Continue reading

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