Sunday, September 18, 2011

From the garden to your kitchen:

      As some of you may know, my dad is continually bringing me fresh produce from his garden (as I mentioned in this post). I'm constantly trying to be creative with my use of these ingredients because my dad delivers them by the ton! A few days ago I was at his house to photograph some of the gorgeous fruits, veggies, and grains and to start thinking of new recipes! 

Giant sunflowers:

Wouldn't the seeds from the sunflowers be scrumptious on these Tejas?

This speckled hound pumpkin seems 
kind of shy hiding behind a vine:

I'd love to try my hand at creating 

I use fresh lemons constantly while cooking, and it is nice to have a steady supply from my father's tree. I use the juice as a flavoring agent and I have been known to use the zest for baking cookies:

A flawless lemonade recipe is 
something everyone should know:

Vine ripened figs:

A simple yet nourishing breakfast of 
yogurt, honey, fresh figs, and granola. 
Served with a moscato cocktail:

Fuyu persimmons that will be ripe by my 
birthday at the beginning of November:

Should I make these persimmon 
cupcakes for my birthday?

Anyone have any idea what I should do with these Turks Turbans? Yeah, that is what they are actually called. I have a metric ton of them (I swear!) and I have no idea what to do with them all!


P.S. I'm in Napa today, I'll try and take some great photos to share!


  1. Okay I am obsessed with your dad's garden! I want to cook with some of those fruits and veggies with you! Also please make persimmon cupcakes for your bday! I love persimmons and I think making those would be amazing! We should make them together!!
    And take lots of pics in Napa! It sounds so fun and I want to hear all about it!

  2. Sadly the persimmons from my dads garden usually get stolen by the neighbors before then even get a chance to ripen! But after reading the persimmon cupcake recipe i NEED to make them. I also need to photograph my dad's herb garden and flower garden

  3. Yes please make the cupcakes!! We should make them together!


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