[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