As much as I don't like southern California - the traffic, the weather, the sprawl - I am learning to be thankful, and one of my biggest appreciations is for our produce. Our weather actually makes gardening a bit of a challenge, since we don't have typical seasons it is sometimes difficult to know when to plant. However, we can garden year-round which makes not growing some of our own food even more untenable.
B and I planted my mom's garden two weekends ago. (We are living vicariously through her garden until our housing situation gets resolved; more on that when I have something concrete to report.) Almost everything has sprouted at this point, which is always exciting for me. I'll post pictures shortly.
Our last couple CSA baskets have included first of the season strawberries and they are fabulous. Deep even red, little to no center pocket, and outstanding flavor. I enjoyed some this afternoon with a half cup of plain yogurt, a teaspoon of local honey, and a tablespoon of flax. Simple and utterly delicious.