Flower Power of Camarillo: A Local Florist

July 22, 2014 1:58 pm

Flowers are the perfect way to celebrate, whether it’s a loved one’s birthday, Mother’s Day, an anniversary, Valentine’s Day, or just a simple way of saying ‘I love you.' What better way to do it than by ordering a spectacular bouquet from Camarillo's Flower Power?

Holidays are also a great time to send flowers, whether it’s a creatively designed bouquet or a colorful holiday-themed table centerpiece. Of course, no wedding is complete without a glorious array of flowers at the ceremony and reception. And don’t forget the bride’s wedding bouquet, the bridesmaid’s wristlets, and the groom’s and groomsmen’s boutonnieres. Wreaths and bouquets are a thoughtful way to offer condolences.

Just a short distance from Paz Mar Apartments, Flower Power has an expert staff happy to help you find just the right bouquet.

Flower Power of Camarillo
2207 Ventura Boulevard
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 482-8817

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Think Beyond the Bouquet With These Lavender-Centric Recipes

July 15, 2014 5:16 pm

Though lavender is a flower, it’s also a deliciously fragrant herb that can be used to add flavor to many sweet and savory dishes. By simply cooking or garnishing with this beautiful flower, you can transform the taste of an entire dish. If you haven’t yet explored the culinary wonders of lavender, these two simple recipes will give you a bit of inspiration.

Lavender Shortbread [Food Network]
Shortbread is known for its rich, crumbly texture and buttery flavor, which makes it a perfect companion for the floral notes of lavender. This recipe uses only six simple ingredients and takes just 50 minutes to make, but after it’s complete your whole home will be filled with the sweet, delicious scent. Simply knead the ingredients together, adding dried or fresh lavender flowers, and bake in the oven until each bar reaches the perfect golden brown.

Pepita and Lavender Brittle [Martha Stewart]
Most brittle candies have a rich, caramel texture, but this particular brittle is uniquely earthy and fragrant. The recipe uses Martha Stewart’s basic brittle recipe to create a crunchy base, while the pepitas, or green hulled pumpkin seeds, offer even more texture. To top it off, dried lavender cooked throughout adds a floral flavor that only the small purple flower can provide.

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L&L Hawaiian Barbecue: Tasty BBQ

July 8, 2014 2:11 pm

Forget a burger and fries for lunch — give L&L Hawaiian Barbecue a try. This authentic Hawaiian grill first opened in in Honolulu in 1976. Since the late 1980s, L&L has opened up numerous franchises along the west coast and this location in Oxnard has been a popular spot for a fast meal since 2006. They serve the traditional Hawaiian plate lunch that comes with a side of rice, creamy macaroni salad, and a hot meat. One of the more popular choices is the chicken katsu. The “loco moco” is another favorite any time of day – it's two hamburger patties with brown gravy and fried eggs. This location has a small dining area, including a few patio tables.

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue
321 West Esplanade Drive
Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 278-8082

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