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A tid bit or two about a small garden growing in Southern California. Featuring some of my fruits and vegetables while tending them and enjoying their bounty.

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” ~Audrey Hepburn

Sizing Up the Seedless Kishu Mandarin

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Sizing Up the Seedless Kishu Mandarin. How did they compare in both size, taste, and enjoyment of eating…

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Summer Blueberries (series)

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Summer Blueberries

Summer blueberries are still abundantly offered in the markets. A good time to pick up some extra and freeze while they’re at their plumpest and juiciest.

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Summer’s Edible & Colorful Garden – Part 2 (colorful)

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Summer's Edible & Colorful Garden - Part 2 (colorful)

Earlier, we took a virtual image stroll through a summer garden (Summer’s Edible & Colorful Garden – Part 1 (edible)). Here we highlight the colors of a summer garden.

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Summer’s Edible & Colorful Garden – Part 1 (edible)

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Summer's Edible & Colorful Garden - Part 1 (edible)

There are so many images I wanted to share in this post that I ended up splitting the post into two parts. The next post will feature some colorful features in the garden, while this post will feature some of the edible plantings in my southern California garden.

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Kumquats – Symbols of good luck and prosperity

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Kumquats - Symbols of good luck and prosperity

It’s at this time of year that kumquat trees are bearing their olive-sized fruits in abundance. The height of its season coincides with the Lunar New Year (Chinese New Year).

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A Bright and Shiny New Year + Meyer Lemon Season

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Saying adieu to a year gone by and welcoming in a bright and shiny new year is both refreshing and hopeful for starting anew…and it is at this time of the year that Southern California enjoys the Meyer Lemon season.

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Quick & Healthy: Parmesan Roasted Vegetables, Grapes & Rosemary

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Quick & Healthy: Parmesan Roasted Vegetables, Grapes & Rosemary

At first glance, you may not realize there are 5 vegetables, 1 fruit and generous rustic seasonings of grated Parmesan and fresh rosemary. The best thing about this recipe…is that there is no recipe! Use your favorite, complimentary vegetables and/or fruits.

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