Sunday, September 27, 2015

Almond Harvest (and a recipe)

One thing about going home (to Italy) 
late Summer/early Fall,
is that you get the best of both seasons.
Late Summer means almond harvest...
early Fall means figs...fresh figs...lots of them.
Among the majority of olive trees, 
our very own Olive Garden, 

we happen to have a dozen of almond trees 
and close to two dozens of fig trees.

fresh figs and local cheese

One day we spent harvesting the almonds.

All done by hand,

Monday, September 14, 2015

From Our Italian Farm

It has been over a month since my last post.
A lot has happened and we just got back from Italy, which is home for me.
I unloaded the suitcases from our trip, and these are few things I was able to bring back with me.

Some of these items where found at our farm house, others where found 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

DIY Produce Wash

Honestly I am a fan of homegrown, organic produce.
We have 1/3 of an acre lot, and we have planted and eaten a variety of produce grown in our yard.
Fruits like peaches, blackberries, pears and figs.
Vegetables like tomatoes, sweet peas, zucchini, lettuce, spinach and so on.

But with a family of 5, we still buy plenty of produce at the store.

Although I am always on the lookout for marked down organic produce,
truth is, we can't always fill our cart with it.

So our next best option is to wash our produce with our homemade produce wash.

It's easy, effective, affordable and safe for us and our environment.

Here is how to make yours.