Saturday Smiles: In Season in Santa Barbara County!

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Pictured above are fresh bay leaves.  I like buying them and using them in soups!  You can dry them also, and they are much for flavorful that the store bought version.

Watermelon radishes are in season once again.  Not only are they tasty, but they look lovely as a garnish.

And these are winter strawberries grown locally.  They are a bit smaller than their spring and summer cousins.  However, they are just as delicious.

Wishing everyone an abundance of Saturday Smiles, and a great weekend!

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Comments (15)

Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Those watermelon radishes look incredible!  You have such an amazing farmers market to get your produce from.

Jan 08, 2022 04:15 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Alexandra,
I'm not sure I've ever seen watermelon radishes but they sure are pretty. And, now I'm craving some fresh strawberries!  Have a wonderful weekend.

Jan 08, 2022 04:54 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Alexandra. Can't say I ever saw a watermelon radish! They do look intriguing . Enjoy your day.

Jan 08, 2022 04:59 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Those bay leaves look great - I've never used fresh bay leaves. I bet the flavor is a lot different.

Jan 08, 2022 05:00 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Ron and Alexandra - those strawberries are nice and red.  They must be delicious.

Jan 08, 2022 05:17 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Bay leaf is one of those spices, were too much is bad.  A strong spice for me.   Hope you have a relaxing weekend.  Thanks again for the post.  Time to get out and shovel, oh wait I live in Phoenix, sunny and 70 degrees today. bill

Jan 08, 2022 05:32 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Alexandra and Ron - I'm joining others in not recognizing watermelon radishes.  Note to self:  be more aware.  

Jan 08, 2022 06:29 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Alexandra... those winter strawberries look beautiful (even if I don't eat strawberries). As for the watermelon radishes, I'd love to see some here in my area... so far, no such luck.

Jan 08, 2022 08:27 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing your photographs.

I do not recall ever seeing watermelon radishes.

Jan 08, 2022 08:32 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

ok, I want some of those watermelon radishes! I have never had. They look so cool.

Jan 08, 2022 08:42 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Ron and Alexandra- I love seeing the bounty in your area. I don't know if we have winter strawberries available her but I'll keep my eyes open for them. 

Jan 08, 2022 12:30 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Ron and Alexandra Seigel - I only use bay leaves for spaghetti sauce. I never thought about using them in soup. Thanks for the great idea. 

Your  photographs could be used in a magazine. They look good enough to eat!

Jan 08, 2022 02:23 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

That looks so good Ron and Alexandra Seigel I hate to even think about how long it will be before we see new life much less fruit from that new life.

Jan 08, 2022 07:17 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Alexandra like you I buy them fresh and dry them out and indeed much better than the dry store bought version, Endre

Jan 08, 2022 11:18 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I am fortunate my back fence neighbor has a Bay tree with branches that visit my side of the fence.  I never have a lack of Bay leaves.

Jan 09, 2022 04:34 PM