Lovely Sunday 

We enjoyed a pleasant and low-key Sunday today. Mama and I harvested tomatoes and basil from our garden and feasted on a delicious Caprese salad. For the rest of lunch, I paired the last of the smoked salmon from the farmers market with fresh avocado on top of corn tortilla chips. It was so good!…

Farmers market feast 

During Emerald Beaut season, Mama and I are regulars at the farmers market. We managed to polish off the entire 5 lbs. of the pluots we picked up last weekend — well, all but 3 of these magnificent fruit. So, today we went back to get more! We also picked up some of the most…

Frosting shot to the rescue

After a rather upsetting afternoon, my friend Kelley suggested something fun to brighten my day. So we went out for cupcakes and a shot of frosting! The frustrating issue may not be resolved yet, but at least my mood improved with this gloriously delicious hit of sugar! Today’s #OneGoodThing was a frosting shot with sprinkles…

Refreshing horchata

Today’s #OneGoodThing was a giant refreshing glass of horchata from our favorite local Mexican restaurant. The food was good too, but the horchata just perfectly hit the spot for us during this ongoing heat wave. If you’re interested in trying horchata yourself, here’s a Food Network recipe by Chef Aarón Sánchez. Day 246 of 365. And…

Magical mint chocolate cupcakes

We are mint chocolate addicts — and so our dear friend and chef/artist/extraordinaire Lisa tested out several batches until she came up with these incredible mint chocolate cupcakes for our big celebration this weekend. The frosting is light, creamy and super minty with a lovely shaving of chocolate on top. The cupcake pairs perfectly, airy…

Glorious Caprese toast

Mama and I enjoyed a glorious lunch of Caprese sourdough toast with sun-warmed tomatoes and sweet basil from our garden! It was such a delicious treat! Fresh mozzarella paired with tomatoes and basil is a longtime favorite of ours because it reminds us of being in Italy. Today’s #OneGoodThing was this beautiful, tasty Caprese toast with…

Angelcots are back!

Summer fruits are my favorite food (well, that and chocolate). But as much as I love watermelon and cherries, my top two foodie loves of the summer are Angelcots (white apricots) and Emerald Beaut Pluots (green plum/apricot)! These two glorious varieties have very short timespans they’re available so it’s very exciting when the time comes.…