Preserved Lemons are ready!

Preserved lemons have returned!!  They’ve been sitting and curing since early April but now they are finally ready!

We love using these little gems with chicken, lamb, veggies, and in soup.  Need a recipe idea?  Try our recipe for Preserved Lemons and Lamb!

You can find this amazing jar of lemons at the Serendipity Marketplace.

Until next time,


Citrus Season Returns

It’s coming up on late winter on the Central Coast.  This is the time of year when the market is flooded with a wide variety of citrus – many different types of naval oranges, as well as mandarins and tangerines, lemons, and grapefruits – all of which have their own way of brightening up our days. Continue reading

The darker side of strawberry returns

I recently received an email asking me when we were going to be making our Strawberry Balsamic Preserves and if it would be possible to order a case because as she says, “I could actually eat it with a spoon.”

Strawberry Balsamic Preserves

Good news,  a batch of Strawberry Balsamic Preserves was made yesterday.  The balsamic adds a richness to the strawberries that I just love.  It’s wonderful paired with cheeses, preferably a blue or a goat, on scones for breakfast, or just straight from jar.

Feb 20th Los Gatos Farmers Market Flavors

We’re finally getting a break from the rain and will be the Los Gatos Farmers Market in the morning.  This week’s market flavors include:

Strawberry & Meyer Lemon Marmalade
Tangerine & Meyer Lemon Marmalade
Red Berry Remix
Strawberry Balsamic Preserves
Apricot Preserves
Red Pepper Jelly
Naval Orange Marmalade*

*See the previous post for the Orange Cornbread & Orange Butter recipe.  It was the winner at tonight’s chili & cornbread cook-off gathering among friends.

Hope to see you at market!