Hi, I'm Ron from Van Nuys, CA
I live in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles and love to cook, especially foods from Eastern and Southeastern Europe, the Caucasus, Middle East and North Africa.
My wife, Vivian, and I have a small vegetable garden, and are currently growing tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, green beans, tomatillos, chard and a variety of herbs, including sorrel, basil, thyme, rosemary, za'atar and parsley.
We also grow Owari satsuma mandarins, cinnamon, navel oranges, blood oranges, pomegranates, Bearss limes, apricots, Fuyu persimmons and macadamias (from which the *** squirrels stole about 40 lbs of nuts last week!).
Some of you may know me from gastronomique@yahoogroups, as well.
I look forward to posting and learning lots in and from this group.