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

Mimi Avocado and Lori Rice at IFBC

August 26, 2016
by Mimi Holtz
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Downtown Sacramento: Walking Distance Restaurants at IFBC

Disclosure:  I attended the International Food Bloggers Conference in downtown Sacramento, CA  in July 2016 at a reduced rate for “citizen bloggers and social media experts” who would write three posts about their experience at the conference.  This is my … Continue reading

Tangerine Blondies with Chocolate and Pecans

April 25, 2016
by Mimi Holtz
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Tangerine Blondies with Chocolate and Pecans

Today I’m excited to share these Tangerine Blondies with you,  and the story about how they happened in my kitchen.  I don’t usually bake with citrus fruits, but after this latest discovery I’ll be doing more of it! Are you … Continue reading

avocado toast

January 24, 2016
by Mimi Holtz
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Avocado Sunshine on Toast: Winter Fun

We were thrilled to get 3 inches of rain earlier this month,  and equally thrilled to be able to  take a week off from irrigating the avocado groves to do some local touring with friends who were visiting us from Vermont. … 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

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