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Intensify Your Sensuous Foodie Soul in Big Sur

Author on Oct 22, 2014 in Foodie Events: Media Pass, Intoxicating Beverages, Spice Blog, X Marks the Spot | 0 comments

This November, the creative, thoughtful, and celebratory Big Sur Food & Wine Festival once again brings together good friends, unique foodie experiences, and the always-on natural beauty in this big land to the...

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55 Mile Radius of Farmers Market Freshness

Author on Oct 4, 2014 in Eat Whole Food, Featured, Spice Blog, X Marks the Spot | 1 comment

Why start a new farmers market in San Luis Obispo County when it already hosts 19 markets? The owner and manager of this county’s 20th farmers market, April McLaughlin, explains that she wanted to develop...

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Percolating on Wine Country Coffee

Author on Aug 11, 2014 in Featured, Spice Blog, Stimulating Beverages, X Marks the Spot | 1 comment

Tucked on the McPhee’s side of the sleepy main street running through Templeton, Dark Nectar Roasters produces beans for an excellent cup of coffee at daily-drinker prices. This combination of good value...

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Inspiration at Santa Barbara Fermentation Festival

Author on Aug 2, 2014 in Oils & Vinegars, Salsas & Pickles, Spice Blog, Stimulating Beverages | 0 comments

I’ve been a fermenting fanatic since my first batch of kombucha back in 2005. So it’s no surprise how excited I was to attend the 4th Annual Santa Barbara Fermentation Festival at Fairview Gardens in Goleta...

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Good Reads for Foodies

Author on Jul 5, 2014 in Good Reads | 0 comments

Reading serves as a prelude to action. We’ve found some publications we really enjoy and want to share the titles with you. If you have a suggestion for a good read about improving our food system that...

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