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Cantaloupe from the Garden

August 25th, 2008 by Michelle | 2 Comments | Filed in produce

Cantaloupe on the vine in our garden

We planted cantaloupe this year and now have a nice crop of ripening melons. The motivation was to use them in smoothies, but they are so sweet and syrupy, they usually don’t make it to the blender. (more…)

Summer Candy: Figs!

August 20th, 2008 by Michelle | No Comments | Filed in produce

One of the many delights of California summer foods is fresh figs. So syrupy sweet, they are like candy.

Our backyard fig trees are still too young to bear much fruit, but Allen Wilson of Wilson farms offers his bounty at the Santa Cruz Farmer’s Market:

Allen Wilson with his figs

Allen Wilson with his figs