Category Archives: Food Vibrance

All about the attributes of food that stimulate the senses or mimic life.

Eating on the Road

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The best foodie advice anyone ever imparted upon me? Be adventurous in dining when on the road. Immerse yourself into the local culinary culture because that will give you a better sense of a community than the touristy sightseeing. Through … Continue reading

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Rio Gozo CSA Wk 1 recap – Such a Noob

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Today is the second weekly pickup of our new CSA adventure with Rio Gozo Farm out of Ojai. We had bantered numerous times about whether or not we should sign up with a local CSA and what the benefits would … Continue reading

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Brining Your Bird for Thanksgiving

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This time last year, I was sitting in strategic planning meetings with myself trying to figure out how I was going to brine and transport a 26lb. turkey for the family gathering. I got a pinch over-enthusastic about the Diestel, … Continue reading

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Food Awakens w/ Coffee

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What happens when an Asian-American chef with an affinity for drinking tea stumbles upon an NPR story touting coffee as the new wine, with all the same nuances and depth in pairing? How about an experiment in creativity, flavor, boundaries … Continue reading

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Mission Accomplished – Totally Local VC’s Dinner @ The Mission

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It was a crisp and breezy evening in Ventura, but the warmth and sense of community was well represented. Over 100 proud citizens of Ventura County attended the Dinner at the Mission on Thursday, July 26th and, it’s fair to say no one … Continue reading

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Farm to Table Flavor – Bison ‘n’ Bacon

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There is a movement gaining momentum that is bringing the hungry masses and conscious grocers closer to their food source. It’s called farm to table and for some, that means actually dining on location through sponsored dinners. Those types of dinners can be … Continue reading

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An Apple a Day

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Do you remember that phrase? The apple is supposed to keep the doctor away, right? During this time of year though, why would anyone want to be too far from a sweet, crisp, tree-ripened apple? Late summer into fall is … Continue reading

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Top O’ the Burger to Ya

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If my sampling of friends mimics anything close to an accurate representation of the population, then there are only two types of burger eaters out there. There are those who stay conservative and are partial to classic style burgers, typically accompanied with items like … Continue reading

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The Road to California (Medley)

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This posting marks the next installment of our Guest Posting category and is brought to you by Yohan Eleztnik.* A giant ball of string, gargantuan effigies of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, Indian statues, giant prairie dogs, vibrant totems. This list of obscure … Continue reading

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One Loaf, Three Lives

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This posting marks the first of our Guest Posting category and is brought to you by Bree Hendrick.* Ever have trouble using a fresh loaf of ciabatta or French bread from heel to toe? (Or more appropriately, heel to heel.) … Continue reading

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