[recipe] Loquat Upside Down Cake

I was inspired to make this Loquat Upside Down Cake after I stopped by the Mira Mesa Farmers Market. I was browsing around and I […] Read More

[recipe] avocado orange and tomato salad

Recently I was eating lunch at home with Maya and watching Ina Garten do her thing in the Hamptons. On this particular episode she was […] Read More

[recipe] strawberry lime cheesecake bars

With the rest of that 2lbs. box of strawberries I decided to make dessert this weekend – Strawberry Lime Cheesecake Bars. The original recipe I […] Read More

pear picking in julian at o’dell’s organic orchard (because apple picking is too mainstream)

A little scenic drive up into the mountains was what awaited us one recent Saturday… I always love the windy roads with trees covering both […] Read More

a quest for date shakes at shields date garden / indio, ca

The weekend before we went to Palm Springs, Jake and I went to the Bacon Fest at the fair. Normally when I go to the […] Read More

tropical fruit paradise / mission gorge – san diego, ca

I buy lots of group deals from Groupon, LivingSocial, Amazon Local and places like that. Lately I’ve felt like a lot of the places I’ve […] Read More

salted caramel apple galette with pink pearl and cortland heirloom apples

Fall makes me think of things like falling leaves and pumpkins and warm soups and apples. Apples! Sure, we can get apples year round but […] Read More

banana cream pie with caramelized walnuts and grow bananas

I have a weird aversion to bananas. I think their texture is kind of weird. But I like them when they’re in stuff, so I’m […] Read More