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Food

Making America Stronger

During World War I, about 30% of our nation’s recruits were rejected due to malnutrition and poor health. The rejection rate at the beginning of World War II was about 45%. The National School Lunch Program was enacted in 1946

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July 29. 2017 | By Nancy Oster | 0 comments

Food, Local Challenge

Tea Time For Local Farmer

“If it’s hard to grow, I want to grow it,” says local farmer Sandra Newman of Forbidden Fruit Orchards in Lompoc. Her tea plants are no exception. Working with UC Cooperative Extension farm agent Mark Gaskell, Sandy is helping the UC Small Farm Program evaluate green tea as a small-farm crop for our area.

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July 19. 2017 | By | 0 comments

Food, Garden, Local Challenge, Other

Savoring Wildlands

What does it mean to live closely to the earth, or to have a relationship with the food we eat? Most of us don’t live off the land, but we still want to feel close to it, and we find ways through different roles: rock climber, hiker, gardener, fisherman.

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July 12. 2017 | By Melissa Fontaine | 0 comments

Food, Wine, Other

Interwoven: Santa Maria’s Culture and Cuisine

As a child I imagined a red thread that wound around me and each person that I cared for. It looped around acquaintances. It zigged from friend to neighbor and knotted firmly around family members.

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January 30. 2017 | By Laura Sanchez | 0 comments

Food, Local Challenge, Recipes, Recipes, Side Dishes

Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes

Makes 8–10 servings 4 pounds sweet potatoes 1⁄4 cup milk, half and half or heavy cream 1–2 tablespoons butter 1⁄4 cup maple syrup Freshly grated nutmeg (optional) Salt and pepper Topping: your choice of homemade marshmallows, crumbled candied bacon or candied apples Preheat oven to 400°. Prick the sweet potatoes with a fork, place on

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October 01. 2016 | By | 0 comments

Food, Local Challenge, Recipes, Desserts, Recipes

Homemade Marshmallows

When did marshmallows stop containing marshmallow? Here’s a recipe that uses healthier ingredients than you’ll find in most packaged marshmallows and—most importantly—puts the marshmallow back in. You can find marshmallow root online. These make a great topping for the Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes. 1 tablespoon marshmallow root 11⁄4 cup water, room temperature Coconut oil for greasing

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October 01. 2016 | By | 0 comments

Summer 2017

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