While John Chapman is perhaps the best known ambassador of the apple — a folk hero with an eye for orchards — the fruits that Johnny “Appleseed” brought to the frontier at that time weren’t usually grown for eating or baking pies. In fact, they were called “spitters,” because that was usually what someone would […]
Fifteen minutes before the farmers’ market begins in downtown San Luis Obispo, passersby are already asking Julia Gomez for samples — and she’s not even finished setting up her booth. It shouldn’t be a surprise, though: Her containers full of colorful juices, stacked on ice, represent a refreshing treat on a warm day.
But they’re not […]
Good Tides Organic Bistro is so serious about making food from scratch, even their ketchup is made from scratch.
Now that’s some serious scratch.
But what does “cooking from scratch” even mean?
By most accounts, the term originated with sporting events. Some say it dates to competitive races in the 1800s, referring to a starting point, which […]
Summer began with a blaze of heat in San Luis Obispo County this year, with parts of the county seeing temperatures warm up to 100 degrees or more. Yet, with school out and the vacation season in full swing, there was still plenty of activity in San Luis Obispo County.
Marie Abuhilal offers a sample of sheep cheese at the SLO downtown farmers’ market.
As patrons walk by her booth at the Thursday night farmers’ market in San Luis Obispo, Marie Abuhilal calls […]
You’ve probably heard that the state lifted restrictions on water use in urban areas. Yet that doesn’t mean Californians don’t need to conserve water: Nearly 60 percent of the state remains in “severe drought,” and certain parts of San Luis Obispo County are still bound to significant water use restrictions.
Another words, we still need […]
- 3 peaches, sliced 1/2 inch thick
- 1/4 red onion, very thinly sliced
- 1/3 cup fresh basil (leaves torn if large)
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
- Freshly ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
Branden Janikowskioffers a variety of mushrooms.
Standing behind baskets of gourmet mushrooms, Branden Janikowski briefly reflects on his 8-year career as a bookkeeper.
“I wasn’t digging that,” he says.
He’d always wanted to be a farmer, but he didn’t have enough land for […]