Friday Flowers: Stone Fruit Flowers and Winter Citrus Carpaccio


It's the beginning of February, right?  Well, I don't know about you, but I'm already seeing signs of Spring!Yesterday in and around Los Angeles, I saw several stone fruit trees beginning to bloom!  (Most of the trees blooming this early are ornamental ones, which are those that don't produce fruit.  Stone fruits … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Chive Flowers and Melon Gazpacho Recipe


My 5-year old son has a serious sweet tooth. The cutest thing ever is when he asks me which tooth it is, and why there's only one!So needless to say, this little guy absolutely loves melon -- especially Kiss melons, which are super sweet and flavorful!The Sugar Kiss, Honey Kiss and Golden Kiss melons are all … [Read more...]

Cucumber Melon Salad Recipe with Yuzu-Jalapeño Dressing


Remember the Sugar Kiss melon that I fell in love with?  Ah . . . the love affair continues:   Sugar Kiss melons just melt in your mouth and are right up there with desserts in the sweetness department!Well, once I had the Sugar Kiss, I had to try the Honey Kiss and the Golden Kiss, right?  All of these melons come … [Read more...]