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Fresh Summer Frittata with Potatoes, Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Onions, Feta and Spinach

   I love a good frittata–especially for summer brunch. I’ve experimented with various pans to cook in and found my cast iron skillet was the best, but the problem was my 10 inch skillet could feed a crowd. So you can imagine my surprise when I found this yesterday at Coast Hardware… …an 8 inch skillet! Perfect for 1 or 2 servings! I couldn’t wait to try it out! INGREDIENTS FOR […]

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Winter Harvest, Roger’s Gardens Tomatomania! & Spring Planting

The Laguna Beach heatwave continues to confuse me and my veggies! It was 80 degrees here last Saturday and my winter crops didn’t know what to do, so they bolted. Literally. Just when the broccoli was actually producing beautiful clusters–without the mold problem I usually battle–it got so hot they went straight to flowers. So much for roasted broccoli. And just look what happened to the bok choy before I even enjoyed one […]

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I Left Jazz Fest and Came Home To A Jungle

I went to New Orleans last week for the Jazz and Heritage Festival and came home to a jungle! And as I sat in my garden, marveling at the growth, I realized my garden and Jazz Fest are a lot alike. Last year was my first trip to Jazz Fest and I had an unbelievably great time. I was a little worried that this year wouldn’t live up to my expectations. Kind of […]

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The Garden…One Month Later

It’s been exactly a month since I planted the new garden and I thought you’d like to see how the veggies are coming along. So I’ll take you on a pictorial “then” and “now” tour. I swear by starting with good soil and healthy bug-free plants. So find a great nursery and get to know the people who work there–they’ll be glad to help you. Roger’s Gardens is my “go-to” favorite […]

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A New Look For The Garden and Roger’s TomatoMania

What a weekend! I went on a shopping spree at Roger’s Gardens TomatoMania, waited patiently for Max to finish the garden remodel and then I planted 99 (I just counted them) new spring veggies. Originally, I just wanted to replace the “chemically treated wood” surrounding my veggie beds with cedar, and install a better, more efficient drip irrigation system. But you know how that goes. Projects always start small. Then they […]

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