Randy’s Recipes

Randy’s Recipes

By Randy Graham

Summer is an exciting time of year to be a cook. Markets and gardens are bursting with gorgeous fruits and vegetables in their prime. The weather is perfect for getting outdoors and enjoying the sunshine. Farmers markets offer ripe fruits and vegetables and provide an opportunity for you to meet friends and perhaps make new ones.

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Bring the bar home with cocktails to-go

Bring the bar home with cocktails to-go

By Zachary Rosen

With the uncertainty of the times, one thing is for certain — it is nice to have 
a drink every now and then. The year 2020 has thrown us several curveballs, but it’s also thrown us a gift here in the Golden State: to-go cocktails.

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Fusing the Flavors of the 101

Fusing the Flavors of the 101

By Zachary Rosen

The diverse landscape and climate found along the 101 is what makes the region not just so good for agriculture, but also an international destination. From the world-renowned wine country to the plethora of craft breweries, this area has a little of something for everyone that can appeal to a wide range of palates. But some of these establishments are going past their standard offerings to craft beverages that fuse several ingredients and highlight all that this area has to offer.

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Olive Oils Reveal the Robust Character of the Central Coast

Olive Oils Reveal the Robust Character of the Central Coast

By Tracy Wilson

It’s late morning on a winter weekend at the Ojai Olive Oil Company tasting room, a warehouse tucked amid the olive and orange groves in the Ojai Valley’s verdant east end. Reba and Ron Seba, a friendly couple who work weekends at the tasting room, eagerly greet visitors and offer free tours of the orchards and processing facility – all while extolling the health virtues of extra virgin olive oil generally and the sumptuous character of Ojai olive oil in particular.

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Randy’s recipes: Olives and Olive Oil

Randy’s recipes: Olives and Olive Oil

by Chef Randy Graham

Olives and olive oil are extremely healthy. They are not only loaded with beneficial fatty acids and powerful antioxidants, but are also an integral part of the Mediterranean Diet — a way of eating based on the traditional cuisine of countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea.

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