Sunday, October 18, 2009

Edible SB

If you haven't seen the latest issue of Edible Santa Barbara, hurry to the farmer's market and pick one up. They are also available at several local businesses. The article on local honeybees is mine. I also have a hand in the Thanksgiving toast in honor of the delicious Thanksgiving meal we prepared from the recipes in Pascale Beale-Groom's article.

Working with the Edible editors and writers is lots of fun. In fact after hearing us talk, the Starlight Mice decided to accompany me to the Saturday Farmer's Market this to get a close up view of some of the local foods I've been talking about. I wouldn't be surprised if some new adventures show up on their blog.

Speaking of blogs, between articles, I've been doing a few blog pieces on the Edible Santa Barbara blog. Most of these stories are focused on this month's Eat Local Challenge.

Isla Vista Food Co-op is also doing an October Eat Local Challenge and they have the supplies you need to make it easier. Next Saturday, October 24, is their 2nd annual Co-op Country Fair.

(Click on the flyer for a more readable version)

Our whole family enjoyed it last year, but this year our granddaughter will really love it! If you're worried about parking, check out the bus schedule. There's a bus that takes you right to the Co-op. I've also been writing for the Co-op newsletter, the Sunflower Seed. You can pick one up at the store or download a copy from their blog page (scroll down to Fall Issue in the column on the right side of the blog page).

Tonight I'm baking salt water to find out what local Ledbetter Beach salt tastes like. After 7 hours of accelerated evaporation I think I have a yield of about a teaspoon, but I'm sure there are more ions suspended in the remaining water just waiting for the right moment to crystallize. Stay tuned....