News From Home

by Janice Cook Knight

Welcome to my blog, News from Home.  Join me in our Santa Barbara kitchen for favorite recipes and cooking adventures, whether it's drying persimmons in the fall or making rose syrup in spring.   Follow me around the garden for foods  at the peak of ripeness.   My husband Jim and I grow bananas, blood oranges, sapotes, pomegranates - about forty fruit trees in all, plus a changing array of vegetables, herbs and greens.  And join me in the yard and neighborhood for animal visitations, whether it's ducklings in spring, owls hooting at night, or to find out what's scratching at the door of our chicken coop - and so far can't get in (a bobcat)?

Make Way for Ducklings

Sometimes, life pauses for the simplest of reasons A funny thing happened on my way home yesterday. I was in a rush, as Jim and I had a...

Hoshigaki: The Gift of Autumn

Persimmons make traditional treat It’s November, and we are deep into autumn’s dry and windy days.  I just hung our Hoshigaki, and now...

The Season of Nasturtums

Spring in Santa Barbara It’s June, the season of the nasturtiums.  The rose season is just past, at least in our yard, or until the next...