Thursday, December 31, 2015
Sunday, December 20, 2015
|Cauliflower Romanesco is a real fantasy vegetable|
Read more about this darling crucifer
Cauliflower dates back to the 1600's. It was a favorite of Louis XV mistress, the Comtesse du Barry. the Like broccoli,bok toy, and brussels sprouts it's a member of the cabbage family - often called the crucifer family.
|Brassica oleracea var. botrytis|
Purple Cauliflower? Read more
Monday, December 14, 2015
We stumbled on Crissy Field Beach having no previous idea it's a legally off-leash dog beach! Yes, you need to pick up after the pooch, of course. This meant a delay in reaching the bridge, naturally.
All in all, we walked 9.5 miles (not counting major romping time at the beach). You could make it much shorter by leaving out walking the other way to Ghirardelli Square, or by parking nearby the beach - where I actually saw parking.
Limited food access on a Sunday. We stopped off mid afternoon at the Marina Safeway, which was a few blocks from where we parked on Bay.
Though it was a mighty wet Sunday, Jasper and I enjoyed a long day's walking. We started out, by parking on Bay above Fort Mason and walked through the park, down the hill (out on the wharf it was too rainy for photos - exciting for a pooch though!) and across the road to a festively decorated Ghirardelli Square. More trip - next posting.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Kalanchoe blossfeldiana is giving my succulent ball just the punch it needs for the holiday season - and beyond.
I got this lovely stuff - and quite a lot of the other succulents - at Succulent Gardens in nearby Castroville. It's a fantastic nursery - and right now they have free shipping. So guess who just ordered more of these darling little red guys?
Care and Prep - This time through I soaked my moss ball in fish emulsion (I think Braun makes these balls). Will see how that works out. Going to water between the plants with a spray bottle once or twice a week, once it dries out.
|No, I'm not done yet!|
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Cousin Martha and I camped for two nights at Pismo Beach in San Luis Obispo county, the week before Thanksgiving. Overwinter Monarch Butterflies, a very happy dog, and a heavenly beach, made it a trip we're dreaming about repeating as soon as possible.