Bonny Doon Farm

I have a farm client up in the hills of the Santa Cruz mountains that I think of fondly this time of year.  I can visualize their fields dusted with light fog in the early morning as the sun begins to burn it off and brighten the landscape with its warmth.  I am thinking of Bonny Doon Lavender Farm … [Read more...]

Strawberry Picking along the California Coast

Each year I anxiously await the strawberries to ripen at my favorite berry farm, where I annually make a pilgrimage and pick until my heart is content.  I find berry picking so peaceful.  I completely enjoy picking berries along side of a friend chatting, while searching for the perfect berry, and … [Read more...]

Sunset’s SAVOR The Central Coast Event

  I am a devotee of Sunset Magazine!  I, along with my mother and grandmother, have subscribed to the magazine for my entire adult life.  I have attended their Celebration Weekends in Menlo Park, which feature all things wonderful in food, garden, and travel.  They are always an … [Read more...]

Love Apple Farm

The Santa Cruz Mountains are home to a very special farm, which is the only certified bio-dynamic farm in Santa Cruz County, grows over 300 culitvars of organic fruits, vegetables, herbs, and edible flowers, operates as a gardening and cooking educational center, and is known on occasion to throw a … [Read more...]

The Last Days of Summer

The end of summer…a day that sadly arrives each year.  Yet, autumn always has its promises….. pumpkins, red leaves, goblins, and turkey.  But before that last day of summer arrived, my husband, son, and I, along with two other families, decided to have one last day in the sun.  We choose New … [Read more...]

Strawberry Fields Forever

Berry picking is on my annual “To Do List” each spring and summer!  I look forward to consistent warm days to ripen the strawberries and blackberries in the fields along the California coastline in Santa Cruz County.  I have my favorite “go to” place off Highway 1 north of Davenport.  I continually … [Read more...]