avocado grove in October

October 3, 2015
by Mimi Holtz

October Avocados: When Are They Ripe?

If you have an avocado tree in your back yard,  you are probably wondering if it’s time to pick those beautiful avocados.  After all, they’re getting so big!   But wait:  avocados need to be mature enough to ripen after … Continue reading

Reed Avocado with Gravy

September 10, 2015
by Mimi Holtz

Creamy Reed Avocado with Sausage Gravy

Sausage gravy is often served on biscuits or chicken fried steak,  but I’m here to tell you that spicy sausage gravy is the perfect topping for creamy Reed avocados!  The perfect hearty breakfast or a tasty snack for the beginning of … Continue reading

pinterest peachy punch

July 30, 2015
by Mimi Holtz

Peachy Sunrise Punch

I am in love with this glass of peachy orange goodness.  And that splash of red on top?  It’s raspberry puree!  No need to add alcohol to this refreshing summer thirst-quencer.  Want to feel like you’ve spent a week at … Continue reading

July 11, 2015
by Mimi Holtz

Chicago! Eat Write Retreat 2015: VIP Luncheon with The Golden Door

Isn’t this the cutest kitchen?  A few weeks ago I was treated to lunch here, hosted by The Golden Door Resort and Spa, which is just a few miles from our ranch.  I flew all the way to Chicago to … Continue reading

June 21, 2015
by Mimi Holtz

An Adventure: From Vermont to the Hudson Valley

Have you ever imagined spending a night all alone in very old house from the Revolutionary War era?  I had no idea that I would be the only guest at this historic B&B until I arrived and was given a … Continue reading

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