Farm to Table: Herb Infused Lemon Sorbet

PMD farm to table herb lemon sorbet

I cannot get enough citrus this time of year. Whether it’s orange slices tossed in a salad or whole lemons added to my green juice, I crave that fresh zesty flavor of citrus throughout spring and summer. Inspired by this recipe, I finally tried my hand at homemade sorbet. I cut the sugar content in half and added fresh mint to the basil infusion, the result was a refreshingly sweet and tart after dinner treat. The recipe is really versatile and you could easily switch up your citrus and herb of juice. I’m thinking grapefruit Read More →

The art of the gibraltar+a giveaway

PMD gibraltar reveriedaydream

By Melissa McArdle Coffee is something that should be taken seriously. It is a daily habit for many of us around the globe, so knowing the 411 on the beans which inevitably fill our cups with their black gold brew is just as important as the knowledge of how our food is raised and grown. With the rise of specialty roasters, it is easier than ever to learn the history of each bean (and to claim homage to your favorite roasting genius). What began in the Northern California Bay Area and has quickly spread its Read More →

cheers to your health ~ watermelon cooler

PMD watermelon cooler

By Estelle Hayes Being a vegetarian, it’s painful to admit when I don’t love a certain fruit or vegetable. It seems so silly to place limitations on a lifestyle/diet that by its very design is somewhat…limiting. But here it is. I’m not a watermelon fan. Which is too bad since it’s packed with health benefits. Watermelon is a great source of vitamins B, C and A and the powerful antioxidant lycopene. Since I don’t pile it on my plate, I’ve found that it’s a delicious juiced fruit. I chill one cucumber and one small watermelon Read More →

Weekend Plantings


By Estelle Hayes Weekend warriors unite! As Torrie and Ryan reminded us, it’s not too late to get planting. Hit your local nursery up and grab some seedlings, good-quality soil and fertilizer and plant some garden babies. Personally, I have limited space. I’ve got one purple heirloom tomato, candy cane beets, mixed lettuce greens and a wee, but hearty herb garden. My point is, YOU CAN DO THIS. And when you do, let us know. I would love to see how your garden is going. I’ll be posting progress photos on our Facebook page and Read More →

Friday gems ~ think sustainable flowers and more


Wishing you all a happy Friday and a lovely Mother’s Day weekend. Whether you’re a mother or simply honoring one, I hope it’s joyous occasion. I’ve rounded up a few links from the week that you don’t want to miss out on. Have you heard of the 50-mile bouquet movement? If you live in the Bay Area, check out Flora Grubb on Sunday for an inspired talk about locally sourced flowers. But first, check out Flora’s blog for great tips on how to think sustainably when it comes to your own floral arrangements. Do you Read More →

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