SUMMER 2013 TABLE OF CONTENTS

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GRIST FOR THE MILL

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EDIBLE NOTABLES

Awards, Fountain of health, A taste of paradise, Guilt-free burgers

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WHAT’S IN SEASON

HEIRLOOM MELONS
Beyond watermelons: summer’s most refreshing fruit

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SUMMER FARMERS’ MARKETS

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ROADSIDE DIARIES

CAMPING CUISINE
Family foraging: the best kind of treasure hunt

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DINNER PARTY

LOCAL AND ORGANIC FOR $5 PER GUEST
A fine-dining chef uses creativity and local knowledge to entertain six for just $25

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DIY

BEE YOURSELF
Honey, anarchy, and saving the world, one hive at a time

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ON THE VINE

BRAND-ED 
A young winemaker makes his mark on Monterey County wines

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EDIBLE BOOKS

SUMMER READING LIST
How to garden, eat and cook, all written by a neighbor near you

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THE PRESERVATIONIST

U-PICK SEASON
Preserve your tomatoes when they’re at their peak of flavor and you’ll get to enjoy them all year long

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EDIBLE EVENTS

GARDENER RANCH AND BASIL
A sneak peak at a historic ranch and a release party

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LAST CALL

CRAFTING COMMUNITY
Hollister Hills Taproom and Brewery
 

DINE LOCAL

 

LOCAL SOURCE GUIDE/MAP OF THE REGION

   
 
Photographs on this page and cover are by Camilla M. Mann
   
   

 

RECIPES IN THIS ISSUE

16 Summer Scallop and Mellon Crudo •   17 Simple melon preparations •   25 Penne with Miner’s Lettuce, Sundried Tomatoes, Nasturtium Flowers and Wild Fennel Seeds •   26 An improvised dinner of inexpensive and local summer delicacies •   35 Honey-infused Dark Chocolate Truffles

 

SunBean Salad and Cilantro Mint Sauce: On the web, along with dozens of other recipes, HERE. 

 

 

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