CUCINA CARA MIA.......Random thoughts from "my dear kitchen" about food, travel, Italy, San Diego and life!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009



I decided to take a walk through Quail Botanical Gardens, located here in Encinitas....a lovely place with a palm canyon, cactus garden, bamboo forest, and a relaxing waterfall surrounded by lush trees. This peaceful oasis is to home to plants from all over the world, and a couple of whimsical garden people. A Children's Garden has been recently added and they have great events....I am looking forward to the Chocolate Festival and the Wine Festival coming up in the next month---Wine and Chocolate and a beautiful garden...what more could a woman want??

Let's all honor Mother Earth and enjoy the nature around us ----whether it's in our backyard, a community park, or a nearby lake or ocean.

P.S. I bid on and won a brand new red Kitchen Aid Mixer on EBAY - Thanks for all your advice and suggestions!


Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Happy Earth Day Linda! I'll have to visit San Diego's Botanical Garden next tiem I visit your city. It sounds wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Linda your pictures are great! Love the Quail Gardens and also the ones of "the City".

Coastal Nest. said...

Im so happy you got your mixer sister!!!!!
Whats the first thing your going to "whip UP"???
happy weekend~

Tammy said...

Hooray you got your kitchen aid, what more could a girl ask for except those beautiful garden and the wine and chocolate festival - you must take pictures of the chocolate so we can all drool!!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh! I'm so excited that you got your Kitchen Aid! I know you are just going to love it! And Red too! Fantastic! Twyla

Sue said...

Hi Linda...beautiful pictures and I hope your enjoying your Kitchen need to get the pasta attachment now so you can make up a batch of fettucine!!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Beautiful! I especially love the bamboo!

Spring is here, eh?

Tatieva said...

Elles sont magnifiques, ces photos !
C'est zen, beau, pur, la nature dans tout ce qu'elle a de merveilleux à nous offrir...
Apprenons à la respecter... pour les générations futures comme pour nous-mêmes.
Magnifique !