Tag Archive: summer

Featured Food: Cherries

Cherry Lemonade Ingredients: For the cherry simple syrup: 1 cup water 1/2 cup sugar (or sugar substitute) 2 dozen cherries (pitted/stems removed) For the lemonade: 1 cup lemon juice 3-4 cups water Method:… Continue reading

Featured Flower: Red Hot Pokers

Red Hot Pokers Red Hot Poker plants (Kniphofia uvaria), or Poker Plants, as we used to call them, also known as Torch lilies, remind me of July.  Perhaps this is because they resemble… Continue reading

Featured Flower: Lupin

Lupines are native to California (among other places) and grace our hills and meadows with a burst of blue-purple. Often called bluebonnets, or vetch, they have pea-pods, a beautiful palmate or rounded, star-shaped,… Continue reading