Summer 2010

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Summer 2010

Edible Flowers

Photo by Carole Topalian. By Joan S. Bolton   Pretty enough to eat. When it comes to flowers, the good news is that there are a number of pretty posies that you can enjoy on your plate, from ornamentals like violas and nasturtiums to herbs like borage and chives. There’s even a vegetable flower—summertime squash—that’s

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Other, Summer 2010

Young Farmers of 2010

“When you buy local organic food, you are making a decision about the kind of world you want to live in,” says Noey Turk, owner of Yes Yes Nursery in Los Olivos. If you want food grown in healthy, pesticide-free soil by farmers who care passionately about the health of their family, friends and neighbors,

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September 04. 2010 | By Nancy Oster and Photography by Fran Collin. | 0 comments

Summer 2010

End Your Dependence on Cheap Foreign Oil

by Michele Molony and Jenifer Schramm You buy local produce. You support local farmers. You seek out quality ingredients when you cook. But have you thought about where one of the ingredients that you use most frequently comes from? It is an expensive process to make quality extra-virgin olive oil, so why is some of

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August 11. 2010 | By | 0 comments

Summer 2010

Edible Profile

The Fisherman Tale of Kenny Schmidt by Jill Johnson   In these days of well-manicured paper-pushing people who produce little of intrinsic value, it is a breath of fresh air, albeit salt-tinged sea air, to meet local fisherman Kenny Schmidt. His hands are large, tanned and gnarled from years of being in a long-term relationship

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July 19. 2010 | By | 0 comments

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Summer 2010

The Party’s Over

Everything You’ve Always Wanted 
to Know about Recycling by Janice Cook Knight Have you ever had a party and afterwards had to sort the trash from the recycling, even when the containers were clearly marked? It seems everyone is confused about what goes into the recycling bin. Call me obsessive, but I hate throwing out

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July 18. 2010 | By | 0 comments

Summer 2010

Stone Fruit

by Pascale Beale-Groom “Talking of pleasure, this moment I was writing with one hand, and with the other holding to my Mouth a Nectarine—how good how fine. It went down all pulpy, slushy, oozy, all its delicious embonpoint melted down my throat like a large, beatified Strawberry.”–John Keats The great poet could well have been

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