Finn’s Blueberry Lemonade

2022-03-30T20:44:09+00:00March 30th, 2022|Recipes|

Recipe Notes Serves 4 to 6.


½ cup sugar

1 cup fresh blueberries

¾ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 cup plus 5 cups water


Combine the sugar and 1 cup of the water in a saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add [read more]

Fresh-picked Garden Picnic Delights!

2021-10-19T18:26:15+00:00October 19th, 2021|Recipes|

These picnic skewers are best when served chilled.


  • Chubby wood skewers
  • Fresh picked sweet cherry tomatoes
  • Fresh picked sweet and purple basil with stems.
  • Fresh mozzarella cubed
  • Artichoke hearts/ freshly steamed or canned large pieces
  • Whole pepperoni peppers (jarred)
  • Peppered salami [read more]

Fresh Fig and Cheese Canapes

2021-05-08T17:50:38+00:00May 8th, 2021|Recipes|

These fresh fig canapes are best when served immediately after making. The flavors of the sharp arugula, creamy cheese and salty prosciutto meld beautifully with the sweetness of the figs.


  • One pound fresh figs, rinsed, dried, and tops removed
  • 2 [read more]

Sicilian-Style Beef Stew

2020-11-09T22:23:00+00:00November 9th, 2020|Recipes|

Sicilian-Style Beef Stew

Beef stew gets the Sicilian treatment with the addition of red wine and olives from the southern region of Italy, plus fragrant herbs and citrus peel. For the best flavor, season the meat with salt and pepper the [read more]

The BEST Fish Sandwich

2020-11-09T22:09:23+00:00November 9th, 2020|Recipes|

Laurie Lee’s Fussy Fishwich (enough for two sandwiches and a little left over)

Do you remember Petes Seaside Cafe in Avila Beach? How about Miss Barbara’s By The Sea? It was so much fun at Avila Beach back in the 70’s.

Re: Pete’s [read more]

Bee’s Knees Cocktail

2020-11-09T21:57:33+00:00October 8th, 2020|Recipes|

The bee’s knees, along with the cat’s whiskers, entered the US lexicon in the 1920s. Both phrases are called into use to describe something of excellence. The Bee’s Knees, a sweet, citrus cocktail, lives up to its moniker, and will [read more]

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