THE COLOR ORANGE
I went to the Huntington Library in San Marino and walked around the botanical gardens. Then I spent a few minutes listening to Medieval Christmas carols being sung outside the Huntington Art Gallery.
This has got to be one of my most favorite places to spend time in. Henry and Arabella Huntington founded this world famous establishment at the end of the 1800's. I shall always be grateful to them.
The cactus and succulent gardens displayed tall orange poker flowers soaring from giant aloe plants, and the herb garden presented several different kinds of sage and oregano. Some of the Julia Child rose bushes were still in bloom with their golden yellow colored flowers. Julia chose this particular color as it resembled butter to her. She was certainly not afraid to use this ingredient lavishly in her cook book recipes.
I am going to make a pot of the most delicious sweet potato soup this week. The recipe was given to me by a fellow traveler when I was in Thailand a few years ago which I have adapted and will post on my website to share. Sweet potatoes are packed with antioxidants and abundant this time of year. Please remember to choose organic.
The color orange is just everywhere!
Jane Scobie Event Planning Los Angeles