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Inspiration at Santa Barbara Fermentation Festival

Author on Aug 2, 2014 in Eat Your Garden, Featured, Foodie Events: Media Pass, Olive Oil, Vinegar & Spices, 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...

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Recipe: Pear Anise Chutney by Chaparral Gardens

Author on Nov 6, 2013 in CHGA, Featured, Olive Oil, Vinegar & Spices, Recipes, Spice Blog | 0 comments

I first tasted chutney while living in England. Lunch consisted of the best bread, cheese, and sliced meats I had ever tasted....

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Recipe: Summer Salads Get Dressed Up

Author on May 1, 2013 in CHGA, Featured, Olive Oil, Vinegar & Spices, Recipes, Spice Blog | 0 comments

Summer is here and so are salads. We eat them year ’round but this is a special time for salads. We grow gourmet greens...

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Recipe: Garlic-Broccoli Pasta with Italian Vinegar

Author on Mar 5, 2013 in CHGA, Featured, Olive Oil, Vinegar & Spices, Recipes, Spice Blog | 0 comments

Featuring Chaparral Gardens Artisan Vinegars’ savory Italian vinegar, this recipe for garlic-broccoli pasta is fast and delicious....

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A Toast to Vinegar, Food as Medicine

Author on Jan 22, 2012 in CHGA, Olive Oil, Vinegar & Spices, Spice Blog | 0 comments

Whether added to mixed vegetables or a mixed drink, “Vinegar’s the Zamboni for the tongue,” says one vinegar proponent discussing how...

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