It’s March in San Diego and we are solidly into Spring now. There are blooms everywhere and the hummingbirds are having a wonderful time. You’ll also want to watch this fantastic slow motion film of hummingbirds in flight!

Use frozen puff pastry to make this so easy tart from Ina Garten’s recipe. It’s a stress-free recipe for company. Variations include canned pears or peach halves sliced and laid out just like the apples in this slideshow. Ripe figs, fresh off the tree, make a nice tart too. AlsoContinue Reading

It’s an el nino period in San Diego, when we get enough rain to fill all the wells, reservoirs and pile up the snow pack — enough water to last us for another 7 years or so — if we’re careful. Here are some pictures taken between storms.