February 26, 2014
by MimiDHoltz
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Pistachio-Crusted Crab Cakes with Quinoa

Happy National Pistachio Day!   To celebrate this special day,  Setton Farms and California Farm Water Coalition offered to send us some of their premium California shelled pistachios, dry-roasted with sea salt…did I hear that correctly?  SHELLED pistachios?  Be still … Continue reading

January 21, 2014
by MimiDHoltz
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Avocado Grove Tour in January: This is Winter?

Meet Leslie,  a long lost friend from Vermont who stopped by to see us with her husband last week as part of their road trip around the United States.  When we first reconnected through Facebook,  Leslie mentioned that someday she … Continue reading

December 15, 2013
by MimiDHoltz
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Shrimp Crostini with Avocado Butter: Holiday Appetizer

I’m always looking for new ideas for holiday appetizers.  This week I’ve been trying out some ideas with shrimp and Kerrygold unsalted butter, and  I’m excited to share the results with you!   Each dish begins with shrimp sautéed in … Continue reading

November 11, 2013
by MimiDHoltz
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Veterans Day 2013: Remembering Dick Beckstead

Often when I take a walk through the avocado grove, I  catch a glimpse of our neighbor’s American flag.  His property is situated high above the road that winds around a small canyon as it climbs the hill.   It’s … Continue reading

November 7, 2013
by MimiDHoltz
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Cheddar and Onion Biscuit Bites with Avocado

Now that the cooler weather is here, I’m looking for some quick and easy ideas to serve with soups or as an appetizer.   These Cheddar and Onion Biscuit Bites with Avocado are full of flavor,  perfect for dunking into … Continue reading

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