In the early summer, many of our yards are dotted with the vibrant purple flowers of lavender. In addition to the splash of color they give to our golden lawns, the heavenly scent of lavender relaxes us when the dried buds are put in sachets and dotted around the house. But did you know that lavender has many culinary uses? There are a handful of lavender farms along the Central Coast, and Father Ian visited one to find out how to use the plant in everyday cooking.
Many of us have holiday traditions that date back decades, and some are starting new traditions. Artist and Cal Poly professor emeritus Crissa Hewitt’s fruitcake tradition goes back at least 50 years. Her fruitcake, however, is not a doorstop…it’s a Christmas delight. Father Ian Delinger joined her for this week's episode.
From fire-red flowers in the summer to beautiful fruit in late autumn, the pomegranate can be found in small pockets of the Central Coast. Whether snacking on the seeds, sipping the juice or making jam, pomegranates are a taste-and-see must!