Meyer Lemon Salad Dressing

From Olive Oil Synergies     This recipe is by Roberta Klugman, recipient of the California Olive Oil Council Pioneer Award, and possibly our region’s best expert on how to appreciate local extra-virgin olive oil at the daily table. Her Meyer lemon vinaigrette is simple and adaptable. Use the best and freshest extra-virgin olive oil…

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Celery Root and Leek Soup with Green Garlic Gremolata

From Olive Oil Synergies   Cori Goudge-Ayer, chef-partner at Persephone in Aptos, California, created this recipe to feature this season’s extra-virgin olive oil made by her neighbors at Wild Poppies. Serves 4–6 For the soup 1 medium yellow onion, diced 2 sprigs thyme 2 tablespoons neutral oil Pinch salt and black pepper 1 medium-large celery…

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Farmers’ Market Spring Rolls

From What’s in Season?     By Barbara Kobsar | Illustrations By Charmaine Koehler-Lodge Strips of fresh market vegetables make these spring rolls delicious and gorgeous! Serve with a sweet chili sauce or the peanut sauce included here. —BK Makes 12–15 rolls 4 ounces rice noodles (optional) 4 watermelon radishes, thinly sliced 2 carrots, cut into…

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Food Shift’s Scrap-Saver Veggie Broth

From Food Connects Us All   Broth can be made with most vegetable trimmings: carrot peels and tops, celery ends, onion ends and skin, potato peels, herb leaves and stems, garlic skins, mushroom stems. Wilted vegetables work just fine too. Place 3–4 cups vegetable trimmings with 3 quarts water in a large pot. Simmer for…

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Editor’s Mixing Bowl | Spring 2021

When our Spring issue went to press a year ago, nobody was imagining we would spend much of the next 12 months in some degree of pandemic lockdown. Since that time, home has been the safest place to be. It’s where we have learned how to wait, be patient, and make a better practice of soothing…

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Olive Oil Synergies

Networking and mentorship make a difference for small producers, from grove adopters to a former governor By Cheryl Angelina Koehler   Clockwise from upper left: Olga Orlova in her Olica olive orchard; Kim Null and Jamie de Sieyes during their Wild Poppies harvest; Kathryn Tomijan at work milling a Fat Gold harvest; Susan Ellsworth sorting…

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