June’s peaches and basil make for a delicious summer salad

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INGREDIENTS
  • 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
June’s peaches and basil make for a delicious summer salad 2017-01-27T11:50:56+00:00

Kandarian Organic Farm to join SLO Saturday Market

kandarian organic farmBeginning Saturday May 21, 2016, Kandarian Organic Farms will be bring its ancient grains to sell at the SLO Saturday morning Farmers’ Market. Kandarian Organic Farms cultivates 100% organic, GMO-free Quinoa, Millet, Amaranth, Teff, Chia, Emmer Farro, Ethiopian Blue Tinge Farro, Spelt, Rye, Kamut, […]

Kandarian Organic Farm to join SLO Saturday Market 2017-01-27T11:53:28+00:00

Marmalade: A Fruity Spread Fit for a Bloody Queen

orange2No matter how much marmalade Mary Tudor ate, she couldn’t get pregnant.

Of course, the queen of England’s plan to use fruity spread to produce an heir to the throne probably wasn’t one of her greater ideas. But perhaps “Bloody Mary’s” judgment was clouded by all the executions […]

Marmalade: A Fruity Spread Fit for a Bloody Queen 2017-01-27T11:54:07+00:00

New farmers to participate at Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market

Thursday night additions from SLO County Farmers’ Market Association include meats, fish, dairy and more starting June 2, 2016

The San Luis Obispo County Farmers’ Market Association has recruited 8 new farmers who will substantially increase the variety of locally produced goods for sale at the Thursday night Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market this summer. The […]

New farmers to participate at Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market 2017-01-27T11:54:50+00:00

The Honey Journey: From Flowers to Bees to Your Cabinet

If you think your job is hard, consider the queen bee’s gig.

A honey bee queen can produce up to 2,000 eggs per day. But when she gets old, her workers stage a coup, selecting her replacement and killing the queen.

Tough gig, right?

But we all owe gratitude to the queen and her workers.

“Bees contribute to over […]

The Honey Journey: From Flowers to Bees to Your Cabinet 2017-02-03T14:12:48+00:00

Stephanie Burchiel’s Split Pea Recipe

While all of Stephanie Burchiel’s soups sell well at the farmers’ markets, her most requested, she says, is split pea soup. In fact, she once sold out of 15 gallons of it in 25 minutes, according to her book, “Central Coast Farmers Market Soups.”

It’s a simple recipe, she writes, “but the key is in the […]

Stephanie Burchiel’s Split Pea Recipe 2016-04-15T08:55:55+00:00

The Latest Buzz: Honey Queen Kim Kester is Coming to SLO County to Talk About Bees and Honey

The American Honey Queen is visiting two San Luis Obispo County Farmers’ Markets to teach market-goers all about honey and bees.

Reigning Honey Queen Kim Kester represents the American Beekeeping Federation and its more than 200,000 beekeepers. She travels the nation promoting and educating people on all things bees. Kester is currently earning her master’s degree […]

The Latest Buzz: Honey Queen Kim Kester is Coming to SLO County to Talk About Bees and Honey 2017-01-27T12:37:47+00:00