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Fall Minestrone and Ribollita

Here is a fall version of our favorite Italian vegetable soup. Of course, you can make substitutions based on what you find at the market. Try onions instead of shallots, parsnips instead of carrots, chard instead of collards or potatoes instead of butternut squash.

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November 30. 2016 | By | 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

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, 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

Main Dishes, Other, Recipes

Santa Maria-Style Barbecue Tri-Tip

Santa Maria-style barbecue is all about the smoke—grilling over the coals of red oak logs gives it an authentic flavor. Ideally you need a wood-fired barbecue pit with a movable grate, so that you can adjust the meat’s proximity to the heat.

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September 03. 2015 | By | 0 comments

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