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Summer 2011

COOKING FRESH SUMMER 2011

Recipes for Summer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figs Baked in Fig Leaves

Chef Brett Lamott of Café Maddalena in Dunsmuir offers this summer dessert. Serves 4.

12 fresh figs (approximately 1 ounce each), stems trimmed

12 fig leaves approximately 5 inches long, washed and dried, stems trimmed (available at some farmers’ markets and from

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Big Fig Gig

 

The California Fig Advisory Board identifies 9,300 fig-producing acres in the state. Bob Steinacher figures that with 172 of those acres under his care at Maywood Farms in Corning, his is “a mid-sized farm.” His family grows organic figs, and last year they hit a big milestone: it was the first year they sold all … Read More

PREACHIN’ PEACHES

As I drove along country roads east of Oroville, I could hardly believe that it was midmorning in the middle of May. A blustery rain was falling, and the temperature was somewhere in the forties. Snow was predicted at three thousand feet along with excellent skiing conditions for those who … Read More

Notable Edibles.3

CHEF SPOTTING

At Edible Shasta-Butte magazine, we think there’s no better way to spend a few hours than wandering around at a farmers’ market. One market in our area offers a special pleasure: the opportunity to watch chefs preparing dishes from ingredients sourced right there at the market. That would … Read More

Notable Edibles.2

YO-GURT!

Over a year ago, Vannessa and Greg Howell embarked on an enviable roadtrip, tasting every variety and flavor of yogurt they could get their hands on. After much research, the two decided it was time to open their own shop in Chico, one different from the rest. The result … Read More

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THE FULL CIRCLE AT SHERWOOD MONTESSORI 

At Sherwood Montessori Charter School, located in a quiet west Chico neighborhood near Bidwell Park, smiling kindergartners and middle schoolers work side by side, digging their hands deep into beds of lettuce, snap peas, and herbs.

In support of a hands-on curriculum, this K-8 … Read More

Sense of Place: Wookey Ranch

Spring is over. The rains have stopped and the north wind blows incessantly, creating ripples and white caps on the sea of wild oats and barley. Yellow mariposa lily, pink checkerbloom, harvest brodiaea, and farewell-to-spring are in bloom, a floral last hurrah before the heat and dust of summer sets … Read More

Gale Vineyards

In the photo above, note the truth door, which reveals the room’s straw bale construction.

In 1980, Steve Gale purchased Stanford Oaks Estate, located on Stanford Lane adjacent to Butte Creek. Steve had moved from his Oakland home to Chico to study for a degree in Physical Education and Biology. … Read More