Oranges

Along with ringing in the start of a New Year, where we shift away from the indulgences of the holidays and once again embrace healthier eating, January also brings a whole host of bright, juicy citrus fruit which are overflowing at farmers’ markets stands and produce bins. Many of you already know how much I adore lemons, Meyer Lemons to be exact, but what you may not know is that oranges come in a very close second. Since they’re available year-round, it’s sometimes forgotten that these bitter-sweet orbs are at their pinnacle of flavor for the next month or so. There are a few special varieties definitely worth searching for that are drip-down-your-hands delicious and only available right now. Once you start to explore these other varieties, you’ll be hooked. Continue reading

Pear, Camembert & Honey Tart ~ The Best of Marin French Cheese Company

Caution: This post contains multiple pictures of creamy, oozing, dripping and bubbling….cheese! If you’re a cheese lover like me, then this won’t be a deterrent, but rather an open invitation to ogle some of the best artisan- produced delicacies from the country’s longest continually-operating creamery: Marin French Cheese Company.  Continue reading

Date and Rhubarb Crumble Slice

On my recent trip to the desert, I neglected to come home with one very important thing: Dates! As in the wrinkly little fruits which are power-packed with heaps of vitamins, nutrients and fiber and are super low on the GI scale, making them an ideal sweet-treat that’s naturally healthy for you.  Continue reading