Garden

What’s in season, what’s coming soon.

Valerie Rice

Garden

Why have a garden? Especially If you live in Santa Barbara, with its great soil, weather, and diverse growing options, the real question is, what are you waiting for? There are a multitude of benefits to growing your own fruits and vegetables: fresh, organic produce, no pre-handling or washing, the therapeutic aspects of gardening, exposure […]

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Borscht

I made this as a starter for 70 guests at a end of the school year appreciation luncheon. The beets were just popping out of my garden and I though it would be so fun to use them in a non-traditional sort of a way…

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Zucchini Ribbons

The last time we were in Tuscany, this simple zucchini salad was brought to our table family style. It proves the old adage “simpler is better…”

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Zucchini and Zucchini Blossoms

I look forward to fried zucchini blossoms as soon as I plant the seedlings in the garden. Here’s a great recipe I hope you enjoy as much as I!