Fruit from our farmer friends

We barely made it to the farmers’ market today, literally pulling up as the farmers were packing up. Lucky for us, we had only one stop in mind, and that was to pick up summer stone fruits from our friends at Ponce Farms! It’s been ages since we’ve made it to the market, and it…

Juicy white apricots

One of our favorite fruits is back for its one-week-long season. Angelcots, also called white apricots, are a bit milder than the traditional apricot. There’s no sour skin; they’re juicy and sweet. I picked up several boxes at Trader Joe’s this week. Mama and I enjoyed a bowl of them for brunch in our backyard…

Prepping pounds of plums

Our Santa Rosa Plum tree has been showering us in fruit this week. I’ve found several recipes to play with this weekend, including a crisp with cardamon and pistachio, a semifreddo, and syrup for cold-brew tea. The most time-consuming bit for each recipe is all of the plum preparation. I spent hours chopping, pitting, and…

Summer fruit in winter

Besides the cold and rain, winter gets us down with its endless citrus and lack of juicy, sweet stone fruits. These lovelies are typically only available to us in summer. However, while at our local organic grocer on Friday, I discovered these mouth-watering gems. Mama and I have been cherishing each bite of white nectarine…

Homegrown watermelon with a surprise

While taking a stroll in our garden this evening, Mama and I discovered about a half dozen watermelon growing! This was news to us because they’d been well hidden under dense leaves. We’d sort of given up hope we’d get any melons this year. We didn’t find these fruit until after I started cutting back…

Farmers market bounty

Today’s #OneGoodThing was a bountiful trip the farmer’s market with Mama! We brought home fragrant garden roses, juicy peaches and crunchy, sweet pluots, freshly baked croissants and olive bread, goat cheese, salmon cakes, corn, lettuce, and more! Day 230 of 365. And Day 961 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following 365)!  1 year ago today: Fun new stand…

Gorging on sweet green pluots

We returned to our local farmers’ market this morning, and discovered our favorite farmers there with sweet green pluots, smiles and hugs! Of course, we got a big bag of the gems, along with some nectarines. This variety isn’t the same as our obsession, the Emerald Beauts, but it is so yummy! Oh, how I love…