Friday Flowers: Christmas Holly and Spiced Almond-Apple-Persimmon Bread


If I ask my dad about a plant or flower that I've seen in the Santa Monica mountains, he's either very proud to tell me that it's a native or almost annoyed to tell me it's not.  I think it's funny.  It's almost like he's defending the mountains . . . "You know, that's not from here, it shouldn't be here," he'll say, … [Read more...]