Lavender Lemonade Recipe

Photo of Lavender Palmer made from the Lavender Lemonade Recipe on EncinoMom.com, the Callifornia Lifestyle New Media Magazine.

Ventura Lemonade Recipe 12 Limoneira Lemons (juice only!) 4 Quarts water 8 cups Raw Sugar 12 sprigs Lavender Pour water into a medium sized stock pot, add your lavender springs and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and allow … continue reading . . .

Limoncello Recipe

Photo of Limoncello home made from our easy recipe.

Make homemade Limoncello with our easy recipe. This easy recipe takes time so you’ll need to plan ahead! For best results allow at least two weeks from your first thought of making Limoncello at home to your first sip of … continue reading . . .

STAR Cocktail Recipe

Star Cocktail Photo in classic vintage glassware with apple a la mode.

Feel like a star with this classic cocktail recipe. STAR Cocktail Recipe (The Cocktail Book.  A Sideboard Manual for Gentlemen. 1926.) This was published during the U.S. Prohibition, by John Hamilton Ltd. in London. (Note: the photo of the book … continue reading . . .

California LYFEstyle Recipes & Interview

Still image of video from LYFE Kitchen interview featuring the Kale Smoothie.

Meet Chef Jeremy Bringardner of LYFE Kitchen Step inside the kitchen with me at LYFE in Culver City, California. My crew and I caught up with Chef Jeremy Bringardner for some cooking tips, recipes and the scoop on what’s cookin’ … continue reading . . .

How To Cook A Turkey. Best Ever Turkey Recipe

Photo of a pile of opened cookbooks for EncinoMom.com by Lisa Keating.

The Best Turkey Recipe Is A Hybrid! It’s November first and I’m craving this already. Some years I don’t wait for Thanksgiving to prepare this turkey recipe. This is pretty simple and so delicious. Check back in a few days, … continue reading . . .

Salmon With Fennel Recipe

Salmon Steak with sliced lemon and fresh fennel.

Here’s our recipe for salmon and fennel – especially for our new friend at Trader Joe’s! Enjoy! I was in my local Trader Joe’s earlier today and saw beautiful fresh fennel. It called to mind this family favorite recipe for … continue reading . . .

Dishwasher Biscuit Recipe! How To Make Eco-Friendly Dishwasher Pods

Still from video demo of Lisa Keating making Dishwasher Pods on EncinoMom.tv

DIY Green Dishwasher Biscuit Recipe Video There was a playback issue with this video. We are searching our archives and will repost the video shortly! This was so much fun! In this episode we share our Dishwasher Biscuit Recipe and show you … continue reading . . .

California Lifestyle Recipe For Clams

Photo of clams cooked the California Lifestyle way in Ventura, California by Lisa Keating of EncinoMom.com

Live the California Lifestyle wherever you are with our recipe for clams cooked over coals. If you happen to be visiting California, head to The Jolly Oyster at San Buenaventura State Beach for these sustainably farmed, fresh clams. The clean … continue reading . . .

Where Do Lemons Come From?

You might not have given this much thought, but did you know that a lemon tree can contain all four seasons on its branches at once? It can hold the fragrant blossoms of springtime and lemons ranging from pea sized … continue reading . . .

Baked Avocado Eggs and Hollandaise Recipe

Photo of California style Avocado baked with egg and Hollandaise sauce by Lisa Keating of EncinoMom.

Try Baked Avocado Egg with Hollandaise Hearts For Valentine’s Day Here’s a simple recipe for an elegant breakfast or brunch inspired by a photo I saw recently on Pinterest. The original photo looked so amazing, I had to try it … continue reading . . .

Magical Overnight Oatmeal Recipe

Photo of McCanns Oatmeal

This recipe for oatmeal transforms overnight from water and oats to a warm, filling, heart healthy breakfast your whole family will love. I embellish the recipe by substituting heavy cream for 1/4 cup of the water. The cream definitely reduces … continue reading . . .

Three Bean Chili Recipe

Photo of black, red and kidney beans in a blue bowl.

Three Bean Chili Recipe This meatless three bean chili recipe starts with a 1 pound bag of each: black beans, kidney beans and red beans. Place in large bowl, cover with water and soak overnight. Dice: 1 onion and 1 … continue reading . . .

Easy Gazpacho Recipe From EncinoMom

EncinoMom - Easy Gazpacho

Ahh, Gazpacho! 2-3 cups fresh tomatoes, peeled 1 large cucumber, peeled 1 red pepper 1/2 small yellow onion 2 scallions 3 cloves of garlic 3 Tablespoons olive oil 1 Tablespoon cider vinegar 2 cups chicken broth 2 teaspoons hot sauce … continue reading . . .

Grilled Artichoke Recipe

EncinoMom - Grilled Artichoke Recipe

Grilled Artichoke Recipe Grilling really brings out the flavor of this California favorite. Artichokes are easy to grow in your home garden and were popular as ornamental plants mid-century. Grilling these has turned some picky eaters into fans of this … continue reading . . .

Limoneira Launches Global Mixology Contest

Limoneira (pronounced lē mon΄âra), Launches Global Mixology Contest PATRICK REYNOLDS CREATES THE BEST LEMON COCKTAIL IN LA Patrick Reynolds, bartender at Wildcat Lounge and “Farm to Bar” columnist at the Santa Barbara Independent, created Manāw a Trois, an original concoction … continue reading . . .

Home For The Holidays

Kids making Cookie Cutter Christmas Cookies in Santa Hats.

EncinoMom’s Guides For Enjoying The Holidays!     Gift Guides Travel Recipes Videos Giveaways Events The NEW 2015 calendar is under construction! We appreciate your patience as we curate the best events for sharing holiday cheer. Decorating         … continue reading . . .

Happenings, Highlights & Halloween

Whether you’re planning a party, passing out candy, taking kids trick or treating or pretending to sleep through the whole thing, we’ve got Halloween covered! This is one of our favorite holidays. Did you know that Halloween decor has taken … continue reading . . .

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