What’s In Season

What My Farmer Told Me

Today is Sunday and of course that means I am at the farmer’s market. JR Organics’ had fresh beautiful crown broccoli surrounded by the most gorgeous lush greens and even though I did not plan on buying broccoli today, I am mad for broccoli greens so immediately picked a beauty for myself. Loving them so much I couldn’t imagine anyone ever asking their farmer to remove these like they often request with carrot tops and beet greens. Are broccoli greens victim to this too? And why don’t…

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That First Sign Of The Season

You know what it’s like. That first sighting of new bounty at the market. In spring it’s peas, tomatoes, fava beans and strawberries. In summer it’s fresh garlic, corn, figs, cherries and jammy sweet blackberries, mulberries and raspberries and of course the stonefruit. Summer wouldn’t be complete without peaches, apricots, nectarines and plums and in the fall and winter you know it’s all about pears, apples, pumpkins, butternut squash, persimmons and pomegranates lining the stalls at the farmer’s market. At first sight, it’s…

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Will I See You Saturday?

Hello and Happy New Year. It’s 2017 and I’m kicking it off with a FREE farmer’s market tour and conversation on Saturday, January 7th at the Santa Monica Farmers Market . Come learn how to navigate any farmer’s market with confidence and shop with your budget and lifestyle goals in mind. Bring a pad, pen, tote and cash if you would like to buy any of the bounty. This is a FREE two-hour tour, however donations are always appreciated – even if…

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A Living Christmas

This time of year with all the Christmas tree lots open for business, I get a little sad thinking about all the trees that have been grown just to chop down and then, to be discarded without any care in the world. The streets littered with dead trees has haunted me ever since I was a little girl. I absolutely cannot bear it and always wished that there was a better way.   About 7 years ago, I came across…

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What’s In Season? Persimmons and Pomegranates oh my…

Hello Everyone! It’s definitely Autumn at the farmer’s market and I couldn’t be more excited with all of the gorgeous persimmons and pomegranates. I hosted my Shop, Prep and Cook class on Saturday and we made a delicious pomegranate and fresh herb salad and so today, I decided to revise it and add persimmons too! I hope you enjoy the recipe and please feel free to share your pics and kitchen adventures here as well. Would love to see what you’re…

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Autumn Has Arrived At The Farmer’s Market

When you see persimmons at the market you know the fall season is in effect! My favorite thing to do with a persimmon? Slice it in half but not all the way through. Put it on s sheet of foil and in the cut put a dollop of coconut oil or butter. Seal foil completely around persimmon and bake at 400 for easy 45 minutes or until super soft – for some reason persimmons take forever to cook down. Let…

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