Strawberry Mango Salad with Sweet Balsamic Dressing and a Visit to Lucero Olive Oil


Hi guys! I hope you are having a beautiful springtime!  This week, my friend Marge and I went for a fun visit to the Lucero Olive Oil in Corning, Ca.   Even though it is only a hop, skip, and a jump from where I live, I had never been, so I was excited.  We had a great time tasting all their wonderful olive oils and vinegars in the lovely tasting room and retail shop.

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Zucchini Noodles with Fresh Pesto

OK you guys, it’s not even officially summer yet, and I already have an abundance of squash making it’s way from the garden to my kitchen.  I’m not complaining.  I love squash in all its colorful and shapely forms, but every year, it seems to jump out at me from the garden so fast I’m…

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Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

Have I ever told you guys about my love of bundt cakes? Well I love them.  These cute, kitchy, old fashioned pans take a perfectly tasty “normal” shaped cake,  and turn it into something fancy-pants.  There are many cute and funky shapes and sizes, and don’t even get me started on mini bundts, I mean…

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One of my favorite everyday moments, is waking up in the morning to the sounds and smells of someone mowing their lawn.  The fresh cut smell of grass is so relaxing to me, as I lay in bed, listing to the birds singing their morning chorus.  Its also kinda of strange that I love the whole fresh cut lawn thing, since I’m really not a fan of lawn in general, environmentally, cutting it, and whatnot.  Also not a fan of non-nature morning sounds, such as my neighbors unnecessarily loud truck starting up first thing, or the construction crews down the street building some new apartment complex, but for some reason the sounds of lawn mowers don’t bother me.  I’m thinking it must be connected to some memory from childhood?  And I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who loves the smell of fresh cut grass?

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