Here’s an update on the Golden Poppy fest. Starting at 6:30 now, not 4. A great idea considering the heat.

When: Sunday, July 26, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Home of Kazi Petelka and John Steinmetz, musicians with the LA Opera

2027 Mar Vista Ave.

What: Kazi is a passionate rare fruit grower, gardener, poultry raiser, and culinary artists who uses her produce to set a fine fresh table, and also bottles, cans, cordializes, pickles, and otherwise preserves her boungy. Feathers from her poultry are used in millinery or costumes for the opera! In addition to the feathery fowl and live music, enjoy home-made baked goods, salads, and desserts while the annual Golden Poppy Awards to gardeners who use water wisely.

Cost: $10 members, $20 non-members.

Reservations: 626-797-0054 and

Check out pictures from last year at, or just search this blog for Golden Poppy

See you there!