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Winter Squash Soup

2024-01-26T16:53:33-08:00January 7th, 2024|

Delicious winter squash soup full of antioxidants to help keep you nourished during cool winter nights blended into a creamy [vegan] delight.

Pesto Potato Salad

2023-09-25T14:11:47-07:00September 25th, 2023|

When another BBQ with traditional potato salad just wont do, I like to turn to this mayo-free recipe that uses a versatile basil pesto to that is great as a side dish during the summer. Or preserve summer basil and enjoy it year-round to recreate those warm-season memories.

Buttermilk-brined Grilled Chicken

2023-09-25T13:27:55-07:00September 25th, 2023|

I love when a simple recipe becomes a go-to recipe for any season of the year. From the pages of The Sunset Cookbook - a massive array of many years of recipes produced in Sunset Magazine - this foundation for buttermilk-brined chicken can be altered to use the best of each season. Sometimes I add lemon zest and very woody herbs, other times more summer flavors like basil, dill, and fennel. IT really depends upon the meal - and what's growing well in the garden.

Summer Corn, Sweet Pepper + Peach Salad

2023-12-27T11:46:18-08:00September 25th, 2023|

We love this blend of fresh summer corn, colorful sweet peppers, and ripe peaches paired with spicy arugula greens and our go-to lemon basil vinaigrette. We love the sweet and bitter pairing that brings all the best of the summer season together in one healthy dish. This salad is delightful for lunch or as a side dish for grilled fish or an HP team favorite, buttermilk-brined grilled chicken.

Summer Tomato Crostini

2023-11-30T12:08:30-08:00September 25th, 2023|

Summer tomato crostini are an easy and delicious appetizer or side dish full of herby flavors and sweet, colorful tomatoes.

Growing Fruit Trees in Southern California: Your Guide to a Bountiful Orchard

2023-08-31T11:12:04-07:00August 30th, 2023|

Are you dreaming of having your own lush orchard right in your backyard? Imagine stepping outside to pluck fresh, juicy fruit straight from the tree. Well, you're in luck! Southern California's warm and sunny climate is perfect for growing a wide variety of fruit trees. Let's walk through the fruit trees that thrive in this region, sharing valuable tips and insights to help you cultivate a bountiful and fruitful garden. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or a beginner with a green thumb, get ready to embark on a fruitful adventure of growing your own delicious harvest!

Embracing Autumn’s Abundance: Fall Vegetables for Your Garden

2023-08-09T18:12:14-07:00August 8th, 2023|

The gentle transition from summer's warmth to the crisp embrace of autumn marks the perfect time to breathe new life into your garden. As the leaves begin to change and the air grows cooler, your garden can still be a thriving haven of fresh produce. In this guide, we'll take you on a journey through the world of fall vegetables, revealing the secrets to cultivating a bountiful autumn harvest that will make your taste buds dance with delight.

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