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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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Peachapolooza Part 3: Puff Pastry 3 Ways–Sweet, Salty & Savory

I love puff pastry. You can do so much with it. Just look at this picture–you’ve got an appetizer, an entree (sort of) and a dessert all with one piece of puff pastry dough and three simple toppings.  Originally this was going to be a total Peachapolooza, but then the zucchinis kept coming and best of all–the “pineapple” tomatoes. I had no idea what a “pineapple” tomato was when I […]

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Tomatomania at Rogers Gardens and Three Cans of Purple Spray Paint

Yes, it’s that time again! Tomatomania at Rogers Gardens.  You’re probably wondering what three cans of high gloss purple spray paint have to do with Tomatomania and my spring veggie garden. Well, wonder no more, and take a look at my “refurbished” bistro table sitting proudly in the newly-planted spring garden “screen” house.  Tomatomania is always so much fun! They have hundreds–I’m not kidding–of varieties of tomatoes to choose from. […]

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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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