Underwood Farm

May 3rd


I’m spending a few days with friends in southern California. You may remember my buddy Roscoe. His life has been well blogged.


Hi blog readers!



This weekend, his mom and I took him to a nearby farm to run around, see some animals and pick strawberries. After picking bushels of warm strawberries and  a gorgeous head of butter lettuce from the field, we rejoiced at the other offerings at their produce stand. I’m making a stirfry dinner this evening, incorporating many of these gorgeous gems. (As a gardener and a cook, my appreciation is through the roof for locally grown produce.)





Basically, the sum to this post is: cute kid, fun day at farm and OHMYWORD, I cannot stop thinking about cooking even when I’m on vacation.

A preview of tomorrow’s post: what I cooked! (Roscoe’s mama is actually wildly pregnant with a brother for the wee one. And so, I’m going to stock the freezer today with homemade dinners so they don’t have to worry about feeding themselves on top of caring for two little ones too.)


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9 Responses

  1. Are you anywhere near San Diego? Lunch? Dinner? Coffee?

  2. YUM! I’d love to have someone cook for me 🙂

  3. You were SO near us! We live just about 30 mins away in Ventura. Have a great time!

  4. What a wonderful gift for a new mama – trust me, she will appreciate those dinners more than you can imagine! Gorgeous photos… California will certainly spoil you for locally grown produce!

  5. Love the pics, produce is really quite attractive. You’re such a nice friend to think of what someone needs and then do it.

  6. What a colorful post! I whish you could cook for me too……

  7. Melissa May 4, 2010

    That is the most thoughtful thing to do for your friend. When I was preggers my mom stocked my freezer full of meals and BOY did I appreciate it, Once the baby came I was too tired to cook for myself.

  8. Fresh locally grown produce is one of the reasons I suspect I will never leave California. 🙂 Glad you had fun.

  9. A few years ago I had a class in local field trips. Totally a great concept for a class for educators. I was new to CA and had a lot to learn about area attractions. Anyway, one of the many choices was Underwood Farms. Their website said that the upcoming weekend was their “October Fest” so my dh was happy to tag along. Underwood Farms was crawling with the three and under set. There was no beer garden etc… I still laugh at his reaction. Great photos as usual!