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

June 6, 2015
by Mimi Holtz
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Moroccan Spiced Crab, Corn, and Lentil Soup

I have been having lots of fun coming up with ideas for recipes using the artisan food items I received recently from the famous health spa, The Golden Door.   The Golden Door is sponsoring a recipe contest for VIP attendees … Continue reading

lemon curry chicken soup

January 11, 2015
by Mimi Holtz
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Our Anniversary Getaway and a Pot of Chicken Soup

There’s no better time to make a big pot of soup than a rainy Sunday morning here on the avocado ranch! Just chop up some onions, celery, and carrots…and take a look in the pantry to see what might be good … Continue reading

January 2, 2015
by Mimi Holtz
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Crab and Corn Chowder with Really Good Bacon

We’ve been having really cold weather for Southern California.  I don’t mind it … cold reminds me of Vermont in the winter,  except here we don’t have to wait for the snowplow to come before we can get out of … Continue reading

December 19, 2014
by Mimi Holtz
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Winter Wonderland Chestnut Soup

Melissa’s Produce is sponsoring a Winter Wonderland Challenge!   Last week I received  a package from Melissa’s with six ingredients inside, with the challenge to use three of them in a sweet recipe and three of them in a savory … Continue reading

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