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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

Appetizers, Food, Local Challenge, Recipes, Recipes

Conrad’s Ceviche

Conrad Gonzales of Valle Fresh says his inspiration for this recipe came from a love of citrus-cured fish. He says, “Tuna, salmon, halibut, shrimp, scallops—I love playing with different flavors and textures of ceviche. I like a creamy and crunchy element in the form of avocado and fresh fried corn chips.” This particular recipe is

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October 01. 2016 | By Conrad Gonzales | 0 comments

Food, Local Challenge, Farmers' Markets, Farmers' Markets, Farms and Ranches, Goleta, People, Places and Things, People, Places and Things

Gettin’ Down with Papaya Man

Photography by Erin Feinblatt It’s a busy June-gloom day at the Saturday Santa Barbara Farmers Market. Musicians are strumming and singing. The sweet smell of summer fruit fragrances the air. And Hawaiian native Damien “Papaya Man” Raquinio is tending his cornucopia of homegrown papayas with the help of Soleil (a sweet waif of a spirit

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October 01. 2016 | By Leslie A. Westbrook | 0 comments

Food, Local Challenge, Recipes, Main Dishes, Recipes

California Spiny Lobster Roll

Photo by Rosminah Brown California spiny lobster must be eaten fresh. If you have a fresh lobster and do not have time to eat it all that day, you can remove the tail and freeze it for later. Store the detached tail in a container of water, letting it freeze in the ice. Thaw it

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October 01. 2016 | By Rosminah Brown | 0 comments

Food, Local Challenge, Other

In Search of Bugs

Scott Engelman with his catch. Photo by Rosminah Brown On a sunny afternoon, we drive out to Goleta Beach, set up the gear, unload a two-person kayak and drag it to the water. Within minutes we’ve pushed beyond the waves and are paddling our way past the pier. Once we’ve found a favorite spot, it’s

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October 01. 2016 | By Rosminah Brown | 0 comments

Local Challenge, Other

Eat Local This Fall

Eat Local Challenge The Eat Local Challenge is a great way to encourage you to think about where your food comes from and to perhaps change the way you shop and the food you buy. You might start shopping more at the farmers market or at local farm stands. You might sign up for a

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