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A California Girl's Adventures in Food+Travel

Category Archives: fruits and vegetables

Dining: Just in time for Umbrian White Truffles at Spirito di Vino | Montefalco, Italy

My series of entries from my time in Umbria concludes with our last dinner in Montefalco at the award-winning Spirito di┬áVino. If I could go back in time to the … Continue reading

March 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Travelogue: Exploring Florence’s Mercato Centrale di San Lorenzo

One of my favorite pass times is visiting local markets when I travel. It’s something my mother and I did growing up– searching for local food at farmers markets and … Continue reading

January 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

In the Kitchen: Panko-Crusted Artichoke Hearts

We’ve been seeing some beautiful artichokes at the Hollywood Farmers’ Market these past few weeks, and while there is nothing better than farm-fresh artichokes, they can be quite a bit … Continue reading

July 9, 2012 · 5 Comments

In the Kitchen: Avocado Key Lime Pie

Avocados rank pretty darn high on my list of favorite foods. Being a California girl and all, we’ve got no shortage of them year-round. From giant Pinkertons and Zutanos to … Continue reading

June 7, 2012 · 1 Comment

In the Kitchen: Herbed Ricotta Stuffed Squash Blossoms

I love it when squash blossoms start popping back up at my local farmers’ markets. Typically found in the Los Angeles area in the late spring, these edible flowers are … Continue reading

May 21, 2012 · 1 Comment

Farmer Fare: Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes

We’ve been having some pretty nutty weather these past few weeks; warm sunny days well into the 80s and then cooler days with overcast skies. However, the spring season is … Continue reading

March 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Straight Trippin': Julian, the apple of my eye (Pt. III)

Visiting Julian, CA during Apple Harvest seems to be one of the best times of the year to make this mountain pilgrimage. Julian is home to over a dozen orchards … Continue reading

September 16, 2011 · 2 Comments
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