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  • Strawberry and Arugula Salad
    Strawberry and Arugula Salad
    Strawberries are now in peak season here in Los Angeles, and one of my favorite ways to enjoy them are in a simple salad with arugula. Arugula is perfect for hot summer days as its peppery flavor has a natural cooling effect. And, like other leafy...
  • Kids that want to cook, part 3:  "Strawberry-Pineapple Freeze"
    Kids that want to learn to cook, part 4: "Strawberry-Pineapple Freeze"
    Today is the fourth in this week-long series on teaching a youngster the basics of cooking. So far this week, I've passed along recipes for "Kathy's Pimento Cheese", "Crunchy Fudge Sandwiches", and "Easy Beef...
  • Semifreddo
    Semifreddo is entirely delicious. Recipe here.
    It’s getting hot out there...So take off all your clothes. Just kidding! Please don’t. Leave your clothes on and cool down with some semifreddo! In Italian, semifreddo means “half cold”. In your belly, it means a cool,...
  • California Strawberry Festival
    California Strawberry Festival served up sweetness in Oxnard this past weekend
    This weekend marked the 32nd Annual California Strawberry Festival held at the Strawberry Meadows of College Park in Oxnard, about 60 miles north of Los Angeles. The strawberry-themed food, events, and competitions.The competition benefits 20...
  • Rhubarb and ways to enjoy it
    Rhubarb and ways to enjoy it
    How well do you like rhubarb? Some people really like it and some won't go near it! This unique and interesting vegetable is one of those that we used to hear about years ago and was considered a special treat during the spring and summer...
  • Strawberry dessert that's a sweet-salty combination
    Strawberry dessert that's a sweet-salty combination
    This week, I'm sharing recipes that will utilize the fresh strawberries that are beginning to become available at the local farmer's markets and produce stands. In the event you've missed the earlier articles, here are the links so you...
  • CSF
    The Best L.A. May Festivals: Strawberries, Jazz, and more
    May is a great month to explore the many festivals in Southern California. Noted festivals during the month of May include the California Strawberry Festival.Going strong for decades, the Strawberry Festival will have 50 food booths, 200 Fine Arts...
  • Salad dressed up for spring
    Salad dressed in pastel pink
    Spring officially starts this Saturday. Most everyone has had their fill of winter and this one was a brutal one for many. This makes us even more glad that spring isn't far off! Spring brings us a time of renewal and we often associate spring...
  • Bread with the jam in it
    Bread with the jam in it
    As long as I can remember, I've always enjoyed jam on a piece of toast or a biscuit for breakfast. This was something that I look back on in my early years with fond memories. It's memories of good food we had as children that we carry...
  • Strawberry Ghosts, Halloween treats that don't scare
    Get boo-ed with strawberry ghosts for Halloween
    As Halloween draws near, kids get excited about the Halloween parties and celebrations. With these gatherings, families can get flabbergasted with candy consumption. From bowls of candy corn to candy bars, the large about of sugar can be...
  • Watermelon Thirst Quencher
    Quench summer thirst with watermelon, strawberry, and lime
    The summer heat is nothing to think lightly on. If thirst strikes, be prepared to quench it with some healthy liquids. Though water would be great, sometimes people don't want something so bland so here's an alternative: use natural fruit...
  • Salad that's "sinful"
    "Sinful" describes this salad
    Gelatin salads are very big here in the southeast. We see them at picnics, reunions, parties or anyplace where there's a gathering of people and food is being served. Not everyone is fond of gelatin, whether it's served as a dessert or in...
  • Don't miss out on the top five summer snacks!
    Don't miss out on the top five summer snacks!
    Summer only comes once a year so be sure to take advantage of all the yummy seasonal delicacies. Whether you want salty or sweet, there is always a summer snack for you, from guilty pleasures to fit alternatives. Regardless of what you are...
  • Let's represent the red, white, and blue of America and enjoy some strawberry shortcake!
    Let's represent the red, white, and blue by enjoying some strawberry shortcake!
    I know that it can be tough to find the perfect dessert to have for the Fourth of July. Well, I am going to take the treasure hunt out of the picture for you and make your Independence Day run a little more smoothly. If you are feeling more than a...
  • I think I'll have a bite of the strawberry pie for Independence Day
    I think I'll have a bite of the strawberry pie for Independence Day
    With the Fourth of July around the corner there are several great dessert recipes that represent the red, white, and blue of the American flag. How about we focus on a dessert that signifies the red stripes. This tasty dessert has been on the rise...
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