Fall 2012

Roasted Tomatoes

From Kassenhoff Growers, www.kassenhoffgrowers.com September at Kassenhoff Growers often means abundant tomatoes. This is how we keep them for future use in cooking. Preheat oven to 450° Sprinkle a pan with salt and pepper to taste. Cover bottom with some sprigs of fresh thyme. (We use our English thyme from the garden, but you could…

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Grilled Watermelon Salad

From Lucero Olive Oil, www.lucerooliveoil.com Serves 6–8 1 medium-size watermelon ⅓ cup plus 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (Try Lucero Arbequina, Miller’s Blend, or Ascolano) 4 cups baby arugula ¼ cup crumbled goat cheese 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (try Lucero Traditional) Cut watermelon into ½-inch spears. Place in a bowl and toss with ⅓ cup…

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Butternut Squash, Pear, and Leek soup

From Hillcrest Ranch Sunol, www.hillcrestrancholiveoil.com Serves 4 1 medium-size (about 2 pounds) butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes 1 large or 2 medium leeks, white and light-green parts only, washed and cut in 1-inch pieces 2–3 ripe pears or apples, peeled (optional), cored, and cut in 1-inch cubes 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive…

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Berkeley Horticultural Nursery Anniversary

Join Edible East Bay in celebrating Berkeley Horticultural Nursery’s 90th Anniversary! And what better way to say “hooray” than with an ice cream tasting! Saturday, September 29, 1–4 pm Berkeley Horticultural Nursery 1310 McGee Ave, Berkeley 510.526.4704 • www.berkeleyhort.com Six fabulous East Bay ice cream, sorbet, and gelato producers will be on hand to make…

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Where the Elite Meet to Eat …

Where the Elite Meet to Eat … What goes best with a Blue Bottle macchiato: Rosemary shortbread? Saffron-and-lemon snickerdoodles? A grilled steak sandwich with arugula and a tangy green smear of chimichurri on an Acme torpedo roll? If you picked the steak sandwich, head to Blue Bottle’s Jack London Square location the third Thursday of…

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Uncommon Exchange

Doug Reil gives Maria Myers the produce donated to Cafeina. Uncommon Exchange Doug Reil serves up a radical idea in food sharing By Rachel Trachten Photos by Nicki Rosario If you’re looking for a tasty meal made from locally sourced produce this season, but are not quite up for Chez Panisse, consider Cafeína Organic Café,…

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A Look on the Sunnyside of Richmond: Sunnyside Organic Seedlings

A Look on the Sunnyside of Richmond: Sunnyside Organic Seedlings Pity the indecisive gardener, snared in the bounty of Sunnyside Organic Seedlings’ farmers’ market booth. Lettuces are easy: six different types come in each variety pack, each pert baby ruffled, frilled, or speckled in deepest magenta or new-leaf green. But then come the herbs, far…

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A Produce Picker’s Companion

A Produce Picker’s Companion Advice from two market farmers for gardeners and shoppers by Helen Krayenhoff Cut Paper Illustrations by Margo Rivera-Weiss There you are in your garden admiring squash and melon vines that have taken over the entire territory. Some impressive fruits have developed, but are they ready to harvest? They are big, for…

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