The Bounty of Late Summer

OK…I know…I've been M.I.A.  So you ask, "Teresa, why have you not post a blog article for the past two months?!"  The answer is I have been overwhelmed with house projects, my son was home from college all summer, and I've been busy canning!  When the tomatoes arrive you must turn your attention to … [Read more...]

Spring Herbs

 My vegetable garden is coming alive!  I have planted too many tomatoes again, eggplant, crooked neck squash, lemon cucumber, arugula, string beans, cantaloupe, and a few varieties of peppers.  Oh, and lets not forget, my precious herbs!  Every night while I am preparing dinner, I walk to my … [Read more...]

Avocados! Aguacate!

Avocados!  Aguacate! Who doesn’t like avocados?!  What’s not to like?!  They are delicious on everything...eggs, enchiladas, salad...mushed up and scooped up on a chip.  I love guacamole.  As a California native, I have enjoyed avocados my whole life.   This time of year, I go visit my neighbor … [Read more...]

Poached Shrimp with Avocado and Grapefruit Salad

Poached Shrimp with Avocado and Grapefruit Salad 4 whole jumbo shrimp (with shells still on…the head optional!) ½ teaspoon whole peppercorns ½ teaspoon sea salt 1 bay leaf ½ teaspoon of Old Bay Seasoning ½ lemon, cut into wedges water 1 Hass avocado, diced 1 sweet grapefruit ½ red bell … [Read more...]

Avocado and Trio of Orange Salad with Blood Orange and Thyme Dressing

Avocado and Trio of Orange Salad with Blood Orange and Thyme Dressing 1 Hass Avocado 1 Cara Cara Orange (or any variety of sweet oranges) 2 Blood Oranges 1 Kumquat Baby pea shoots 2 Tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, Tuscan variety 2 Tablespoons of juice from one of the blood oranges 1 … [Read more...]