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Grandmother Diane’s Cooking Class Recipe

Posted by on May 12, 2010 in event, recipe | Comments Off

Grandmother Diane’s Cooking Class Recipe

SPRING ARTICHOKES HEART AND FAVA BEANS Serves approx. 8 ppl Ingrediants: 2- 2.5 lbs  FAVA Beans -  about 2 Cups Hulled Fava Beans – * To hull Fava Beans -  Shell the fava beans.  Because some people are allergic to the waxy skins of the fava beans, and because they are somewhat tough, you may want to peel the skins away too.  They are easily popped off by slitting the skin with the tip of a sharp knife or your thumbnail. Blanching he shelled beans in boiling water helps with  slipping the waxy coating off easier. Artichokes -16 very Small, or 6...

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Celebrate Your Mother – Cooking Class with Grandmother Diane

Posted by on Apr 26, 2010 in event | Comments Off

Celebrate Your Mother – Cooking Class with Grandmother Diane

SOLD OUT Saturday, May 8 This class will be the first in a series devoted to the culinary and historical legacy of our grandparents. Slow Food Santa Cruz’s vision with these informal classes is to connect with our elders by remembering, recording, and passing on their skills of cooking and preserving. Grandmother Diane, along with her daughter Chef Heidi Schlecht and her granddaughter Shani, invite you to their Santa Cruz Mountains home on a 7 acre vineyard to cook together and enjoy a spring meal in celebration of our mothers, grandmothers, and our common mother: Mother...

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Posted by on Apr 24, 2010 in education | Comments Off

“CULTIVATING A MOVEMENT” NEW ORAL HISTORY SERIES DOCUMENTS HISTORY OF SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE AND ORGANIC FARMING ON CALIFORNIA’S CENTRAL COAST A wealth of colorful, informative stories told by dozens of pioneers in the development of organic farming and sustainable food systems in California’s Central Coast region is now available on the UCSC Library’s website at http://library.ucsc.edu/reg-hist/cultiv/home. Several years in the making, the groundbreaking documentary project includes interviews with 58 large- and small-scale farmers, farm advisors, activists, educators,...

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USDA Reaches out to Slow Food Santa Cruz

Posted by on Apr 21, 2010 in event | Comments Off

USDA Reaches out to Slow Food Santa Cruz

Slow Food Santa Cruz was invited to participate in a buffet featuring local foods for 125 USDA employees April 20, 2010 at the University Inn. In addition to hosting a table and educating the federal agency’s staff about the Slow Food movement, Slow Food Santa Cruz facilitated the procurement of the local ingredients in the meal. SFSC was proud to support local farmers and processors and show off the bounty of the Region. The USDA staff also attended the downtown Farmer’s Market and enjoyed local foods again at an agency dinner at the Long Marine Lab. Kudos to Donna and team...

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Slow Food Santa Cruz Goes Wild!

Posted by on Apr 20, 2010 in event | Comments Off

Slow Food Santa Cruz Goes Wild!

Sunday, April 18, 2010 found Slow Food members and friends meandering a property in Felton with eyes to the ground. Guided by Darren Huckle, LAc, the group identified, smelled, and (of course) tasted over 30 wild edibles. We discovered a lot of new favorites, including Wild Violet, Wild Onion, Mugwort, Yerba Santa, Sweet Cicely, and Willow. The adventurous even dabbled in Oak Tree Twig tooth-brushing and Ceanothus hand-washing!  Darren encouraged us to extend our views on food and food systems to the concept of Slow Medicine and using food to promote wellness. After the walk, we harvested...

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