Winter Holidays 2017

Source Guide Winter 2017

HERBS AND SPICES FIVE FLAVORS HERBS. Herbs, teas, and supplements for good health. 344 40th St, Oakland. 510.923.0178. fiveflavorsherbs.com LHASA KARNAK. Western herb specialists, spices, oils, teas, extracts, and supplements. New store at 2506 San Pablo, Berkeley, 510.548.0380, also 1942 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, 510.548.0372. Mail, phone, and web orders. herb-inc.com HOME AND KITCHEN AMY ROBESON.…

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Source Guide Winter Holidays 2017

Arts, Education & Entertainment EAST BAY WALDORF SCHOOL  Where Children Thrive. Located 20 minutes from Berkeley at 3800 Clark Rd, El Sobrante. eastbaywaldorf.org EMERYVILLE CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS  Gala opening on October 6. Exhibition runs October 7–29. EmeryArts.org FLAX ART & DESIGN  After 80 years in SF, the flagship store is now at 1501 M.L.K. Jr Way, Oakland. flaxart.com/oakland-store KOSA ARTS …

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Illuminoshi

Noshing on the Farm Jewish Food Pros Gather at Urban Adamah By Rachel Trachten | Photos by Lydia Daniller I’m here at Berkeley farm Urban Adamah, watching a cluster of fellow visitors making what appear to be mudballs, patting them into shape, then dropping them onto the ground. Nearby, another group is plunging their hands…

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Gary Handman Presents

With so many interesting places to eat in the East Bay, choosing among them can be quite problematic. Professor G.P. Handman’s newest invention comes to the rescue! Undecided diner wanders into café to sit and ponder choices. Over-zealous barista (A) sees potential customer and pulls triple macchiato. Jumpy UC meteorologist (B) sees steam rising from…

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Sprout Your Kitchen Garden with Oakland-Made Orta Seed Pots

It was series of gardening mishaps that got Berkeley resident Anne Fletcher wondering: Could she come up with a way to keep seedlings and cuttings moist if she missed a day or two of watering due to travel or other distractions? A design consultant and home cook, Fletcher had repeatedly tried to grow seeds in…

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About our Cover Artist Julia Cost

Julia Cost has been a professional artist since 2005, painting landscapes, still lifes, and portraits in oil on canvas or watercolor on paper. She was born and raised in pastoral upcountry Maui, Hawaii, where she developed a deep connection to towering trees, open skies, sweeping ocean views, and the abounding food-rich plants that surrounded her.…

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Biofuel Oasis

BEES: A gift for your yard and your neighborhood Keeping a beehive in your backyard is a sweet gift to the bees and to local gardeners. Unlike commercial bees, which get moved around the country and fed sugar water, bees in a backyard hive get to live in one place and forage a nutritious diet…

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Market Hall at 30

By Cheryl Angelina Koehler | Photos by Robin Jolin    Thirty years ago, people didn’t photograph their meals—probably because they didn’t have cell phones. Most menus—except perhaps at Chez Panisse—didn’t list where the food came from. Culinary school training was not required to get a nice job in the business, and tattoos might indicate someone…

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Twelve months of hot stuff

  In Edible East Bay Summer 2017, readers were treated to a recipe from Helen Krayenhoff’s illustrated calendar/cookbook, 12 Simple Fruit Recipe Ideas. When we heard she was creating a similar book on chiles, we asked if we could share a recipe this season. Helen says her inspiration for creating the chile book came during…

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What’s in Season?

By Barbara Kobsar Produce harvested at its peak is your sure bet for flavor and freshness. November Broccoli and its cabbage relatives, like Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale, and collards, thrive in the cool season at local farms. Broccoli, the Italian member of the family, was introduced to the United States in the 1920s by the…

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