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

Elevated grilled cheese sandwich has pulled pork and California avocado with Cabot tomato basil cheddar.

May 16, 2016
by Mimi Holtz
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Tomato Basil Grilled Cheese with Pulled Pork & Avocado

Here’s a grilled cheese sandwich full of flavor  for The Farmer’s Monday morning breakfast!   Pulled pork,  Cabot Tomato Basil Cheddar Cheese, and sliced California avocado on grilled sourdough bread.  I’m calling this the Tomato Basil Grilled Cheese with Pulled … Continue reading

cheddar, avocado, and onion patty melt

February 18, 2016
by Mimi Holtz
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Chipotle Cheddar, Avocado, and Onion Patty Melt

 I was thinking about our dating days this week, after our 35th Valentine’s Day together.   We used to go out to Bob’s Big Boy when we were dating, and one of our favorite meals was the Patty Melt.  The nice thing … Continue reading

floating bridge

August 25, 2015
by Mimi Holtz
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Vermont and a Floating Bridge

A rainy day like today reminds me of board games, jigsaw puzzles, and crafts; reading a whole book ( or two) in one sitting; baking cookies or sewing a new skirt; knitting/crocheting; making homemade soup. Chilly rain that smells like … Continue reading

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