2 EDITOR’S MIXING BOWL 6 NOTABLE EDIBLES San Ramon Farmers’ Market, Culinary Kids, Dining Out For Life 10 BEE AMBASSADORS By Sarah Inez Levy 12 IT’S SO EASY BEING GREEN Oakland Unwrapped! and GrassRoutes Travel 14 A MORNING TOUR OF CHINATOWN By Derrick Schneider 18 MORELS Treasures that Spring from Scorched Earth By Anthony Tassinello 20 HAPPY FOREVER COMMUNITY…

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CONTENTS SPRING 2008 4 EDITOR’S MIXING BOWL By Cheryl Koehler 6 READERS’ CHOICE LOCAL HEROES AWARDS By Chad Arnold 9 EDIBLE EVENTS By Serena Bartlett 11 PLOUGHSHARES NURSERY By Derrick Schneider 13 A SIZZLIN’ SUMMER FOR KIDS IN THE KITCHEN By Matthew Green 14 TRY THIS AT HOME Roast your own coffee By Sarah Inez…

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Jump to Recipes By Sarah Inez Levy It’s one of those perfect summer afternoons in Orinda when there’s not a cloud in the sky and you can’t hear the groaning motors of Highway 24 above the birdsong. I’m sitting on Wendy Helms’s back porch eating lunch. She’s served a lovely garden salad with avocados and…

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By Sarah Inez Levy   There are dog people and cat people, fish people and people people. We all look to other creatures for companionship, choosing those that can offer just the right combination of personality, looks, maintenance, and love. However, most of us wouldn’t go for a pal that is too small to cuddle…

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Letters to the Editor: “Berkeley’s food revolution began on the roof of a police car in Sproul Plaza on October 1, 1964” is a catchy introduction to Derrick Schneider’s article “Nowhere Else But Here” in your last issue. Unfortunately, he fails to capture the complex local histories of either politics or food. Schneider’s thesis appears…

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