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Summer Slow Down at Verve Coffee Roasters

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Summer Slow Down at Verve Coffee Roasters

Join Slow Food Santa Cruz for the first of our Summer Slow Down series on the morning of Saturday, July 31, 2010 at Verve Coffee Roasters – home to two of the top four baristas is the US! This will be a casual get-together of Slow Foodies, fair traders, budding barristas, coffee addicts, and anyone interested in learning more about this enticing beverage. Learn about the differences in taste between beans of the coffee growing regions, how small businesses source their beans and what you can do as a consumer to help support sustainable small farms and fair trade in the coffee...

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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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TLC Ranch Brunch – Slow Food Monterey Bay

Posted by on May 10, 2010 in event | Comments Off

There’s still space at this Slow Food Monterey Bay event on Sunday! Spring Brunch at TLC Ranch, Aromas Sunday, May 16th, 2010 10:00 am Jim & Becky have offered to host a Spring Brunch! Of course we will feature their fabulous and super-healthy pasture-raised organic eggs and pork. Becky has asked that the event be a fundraiser for Mesa Verde Gardens, www.mesaverdegardens.org; they are helping to install gardens at low-income schools and day care centers around the Pajaro Valley, and we think that’s a great idea. Brunch will include spring vegetable frittata, breakfast...

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Celebrate Your Mother – Cooking Class with Grandmother Diane

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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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USDA Reaches out to Slow Food Santa Cruz

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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!

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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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