Write On Rubee

An Arizona-based food and beverage writer since 2008,  I launched this website in 2015 to document my culinary adventures, beverage escapades, gardening endeavors, and travel in the Phoenix area and beyond.  Find a comprehensive calendar of Phoenix-area food and drink-related events on my Events page.


Dwarf Singapore Pink plumeria in Arizona

Dwarf Singapore Pink blooms a pale blush, especially in cooler weather, but in Arizona the color deepens.  As the temperature rises the pink becomes more pronounced, and when humidity combines with summer temperatures during Phoenix monsoon season, it becomes its darkest hue. 

March Harvest

This week I'm working on the garden for the summer transition.  I pulled up the cool-weather plants that are bolting with the heat, such as cabbage, broccoli, and dill, and getting the beds ready for summer transplants (peppers, tomatillos, okra, and tomatoes). Today's harvest: Dukat dill, Mizuna, Spigariello liscia, Red Russian kale, Early Jersey Wakefield cabbage, Japanese Giant Red Mustard, Ruby Red Swiss Chard, Red Romaine, radishes, Florence fennel, French sorrel, Nero Di Toscana kale, Egyptian Walking Onions, and Bloomsbury spinach.