What’s better than a homemade fruit pie? Making pie with Two Chicks in the Mix! Join this online workshop and learn to make an all-butter pie crust and seasonal pie filling. The chicks will demonstrate how to mix and roll out your crust and how to make a memorable filling with fruit as well…

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  Meet Ruth Stroup the Insurance Lady at the Grand Lake Farmers’ Market on Saturday, May 8, 9am–2pm for the Great Big Bag Giveaway. These “Greetings from Oakland” shopping bags are seriously awesome! Large capacity. Super sturdy, fun, and colorful. Sporting Oakland Love! We asked Ruth what she’ll bring home in her own market bag…

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  From Ode to an Orange Peel: a story about how Chef Siew-Chinn Chin makes and uses citrus peels in her kitchen. Makes about 3 dozen 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt ¾ cup sugar ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature 2 large eggs 2 tablespoons…

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This recipe comes from Barbara Cecchini at The Urban Edge Farm in Brentwood. Spigarello is a spring crop that Barbara and her family pick fresh from their fields to sell at their farm store. An heirloom broccoli relative, spigarello is all leaves with understated flowers that do not form the big broccoli florets. It has…

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  When Jim Murdock first opened Lhasa Karnak on Earth Day 1970, it was just a little nook located inside a bookstore in the heart of Berkeley’s hippie haven on Telegraph Avenue. The tiny shop was a good fit within the quiet of Shambhala Books, where the uplifting aromas certainly inspired readers pursuing the world…

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  Looking for some of those famous Boichik Bagels, a slice of delight from Ono Bakehouse, vegan sweets from Tai Zhan Microbakery, or just a chance to stand in solidarity with our Asian community? Step into the online auction April 30–May 2 to bid on products, services, gift cards, and experiences, or the bake sale…

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  The impact of the pandemic has been severe at Community Foods Market, the full-service grocery that opened in 2019 on San Pablo Avenue in West Oakland. In addition to providing fresh produce and other affordable foods, the store also served as a neighborhood hub with a café, seasonal gatherings, and community wellness events. But…

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  Did you know that over 3 billion single-use cardboard pizza boxes end up in the waste stream each year? Well, you can be sure that plenty of ice cream cartons are piling up next to them, and that’s why MudLab, Oakland’s zero-waste café and grocery store, is fighting back with ways to buy two…

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  From Table with a View: The History & Recipes of Nick’s Cove by Dena Grunt (Cameron Books, 2021) Makes 4 servings For the Parmesan stock: 1 (4-ounce) piece Parmesan rind 1 small white onion, roughly chopped 1 bay leaf For the Nasturtium Pesto: 2 cups packed nasturtium leaves (may substitute sorrel leaves) ¾ cup extra virgin…

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A book review by Kristina Sepetys   Table with a View: The History & Recipes of Nick’s Cove By Dena Grunt (Cameron Books, 2021) As businesses start to reopen and people tiptoe out for perhaps the first time in a year, many will take the occasion to discover (or rediscover) gems in their own backyard.…

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