First Tomato Of The Season!

EncinoMom - First Tomato Of The Season sliced

Here it is; the first tomato of the season. This sun-ripened Lemon Boy was the first to the table from the vine. Right from the garden, sliced and sprinkled with a little freshly ground salt and pepper, a squeeze from … continue . . .

My Name is Lisa, and I’m a Tomato Maniac

Back home the mud meets the mat. . .

“Hi, Lisa.” Walk with us through Encino on this lovely Sunday morning as we trudge through the mud to Tomatomania at Tapia Brothers (Hayvenhurst & 101). We started the morning at Encino Elementary’s Pancake Palooza where we had lavish lattes … continue . . .

Summer’s Here! Fire Up The Grill For The Fourth!

EncinoMom - Summer's Here! Fire Up The Grill For The Fourth!

The start of a wonderful meal, garden fresh fruits and veggies. I shop at the local farmer’s market for the foods I don’t grow in my own garden. Here are my fresh summer veggies, ready to roast. Luscious tomatoes, baby … continue . . .

Winter Tomatoes

Bursting with flavor, homegrown tomatoes are the best!

  Just had to share this photo of the last of my homegrown tomato crop. Small, but so very delicious. Pictured here on my favorite vintage, stamped-aluminum serving tray with an antique vase filled with iceberg roses from my garden. … continue . . .

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