From the editors: Sensational California
May/June 2015 California Bountiful magazine
We've all heard the expression: "Stop and smell the roses." It's an inspiring phrase that reminds us to grab those sweet moments of time to enjoy our surroundings. Whether it is indeed an aromatic flower from the garden, a colorful salad of farm-fresh produce or even a young goat on YouTube romping across your computer screen, we have much to appreciate throughout California.
We hope this issue provides a few such moments of simple pleasure. Read about a community garden that touches hearts by helping homeless people acquire job skills and about a rancher who inspires others with her love of the land. See what happens in a wheat laboratory, including baking, and get a taste of seasoned pistachios, as well as breakfast and dessert recipes served up in L.A. by a former punk rocker.
The wonder of California is all around—the sights, sounds, smells, tastes and touches—ready for us to take notice. And when we do, it's sense-sational!