Randy’s Recipes Winter 2021

Randy’s Recipes Winter 2021

Winter Season Citrus
By Randy Graham,
the Valley Vegetarian

What do tangerines, oranges, and lemons have in common? All are local citrus fruits available during the winter months. And although many of the tangerines and oranges may look similar on the inside, each has a distinctly different scent and flavor.

The following recipes feature some of the excellent local citruses available on California’s Central Coast. My Orange Couscous recipe, for example, is made with fresh-juiced navel oranges, which are available from January through April.

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The Winter Spirit

The Winter Spirit

By Zachary Rosen
Photos courtsey of said Distillery

As the winter months set in and after a long year (or two), people are looking for some warming comfort. A hot cocktail or sweet, smoky bourbon can give a little liquid hug to bring some support to the long cold nights. Taste your way through this range of wintery local spirits for some uplifting flavors and a touch of solace in your glass.

 

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Taste Your Way Through the Santa Ynez Valley

Taste Your Way Through the Santa Ynez Valley

Although the movie Sideways brought international attention to the Santa Ynez Valley wineries in the early 2000s, this area had been producing world-class wines long before then. The various cities and roads connecting the Santa Ynez Valley has 100-plus wineries, and with plenty of hotels and fine dining around the region, this area makes for the ultimate wine vacation — particularly during the harvest season. There are plenty of tours in the valley that provide a safe way to navigate the numerous locations and taste some of the finest wines in the Santa Ynez Valley. Take a visit to the Santa Ynez Valley this fall and learn about the grape harvest while giving one of these wineries a try.

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2021 Fall Events

2021 Fall Events

The Central Coast has a calendar full of fun activities and events to check out.

Due to COVID-19 all events are tentative and their dates are subject to change. We encourage you to call ahead or visit the event’s website!

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Randy’s Recipes Fall

Randy’s Recipes Fall

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