Root vegetables, like carrots and beets are great at soaking up lots of flavors and making a great base for a condiment. I found a recipe and then riffed on it, which you should feel free to do also! Ingredients 2 tablespoons of olive oil 3 yellow beets (thinly sliced on a mandolin) 1 large […]
About Robin Renken
I got this tattoo a few years ago. It’s a lyric from a Jewel song and it kind of sums everything up for me. It’s my touchstone. When I take my last breath, I want my memories to be of the kindness I’ve shown and received, everything else is inconsequential.
I believe that you can change the world one smile at a time. And that each of those smiles in contagious. I’m ready to start a virus of happiness, of inclusion.
I get great joy from Facebook. People I know post something wonderful, something new that I didn’t know or hadn’t seen. Maybe it’s art, maybe it’s science, or perhaps it’s an act of kindness. I do a little self-preservation, skimming over the negative in my feed. It’s a little “WestWorld” thing (That doesn’t look like anything to me). I am lucky and grateful that I find little of this in my feed. I am blessed with good fortune in the company I keep.
This idea of creating a space to share good ideas and stories, to maybe help someone launch an idea, is empowering to me and I hope it will be for all of you. While there is a goal and direction, it is also flexible with the ability to grow into whatever the community here finds worthy.
So join us. Share a story, maybe it is your story, or maybe someone has inspired you. Share their story! Perhaps you have an idea for making the world a little better place or you heard about an idea and want to share it and help get it out there. This is the place. Write us, share a video, float a boat!
Making Ricotta with Corinne Making cheese, even a very simple cheese like this ricotta, takes time and patience and a gallon of milk. From that, a couple of hours, and a lot of stirring and waiting you get 4 tubs of ricotta. So….while away the hours with friends. Gather a group and while the milk […]
Spring Sunday Dinner with lots of Citrus Spring at the farmers market can be inspiring. I already had a dessert recipe in mind with an Olive Oil Citrus Cake. So now, what to cook for dinner? The Citrus Cake called for the zest of 6 oranges (or tangerines) so I had de-zested citrus to find […]
I was searching for something a little lighter than pie for my Non-Traditional Thanksgiving feast. I had planned to do a blood orange trifle, but…it’s no longer blood orange season, so I ended up with some Satsuma tangerines from the farmers market for my trifle. Then…I felt like it needed something and asked around for […]
Spicy Camel Trading Company has so many spice blends at the farmers market, that sometimes I get overwhelmed. Thank goodness Dan brings samples of things to taste and inspire you. Dan of course picks up all his produce at the farmers markets while he’s there, so the tastings are always seasonal. He had a salad […]
While visiting the Downtown 3rd Farmers Market, Stu had La Ratte fingerling potatoes from the Intuitive Forager and French tarragon from Crossfire Ranch. I went searching for cheese at Whole Foods and found a Raw Gruyere as well as a Cave Age Gruyere and decided to mix the two. I shredded the cheese on my […]
On our Farm, Food and Health section, we will be adding Farm to Table Recipes. from Local Farmers Markets, and Local Farms. We will tell stories of local Farmers supporting their local communities. Health stories for better living. Recipes Using Fresh Farmer Market Ingredients Farm to Table is the ideal way to eat. I love […]
Every now and then…okay who am I kidding, all the time, I have recipes slide across my facebook feed that look amazing. This week I was inspired by a recipe that had been shared, and shared and came back to being a Batali recipe for an olive oil orange cake. I immediately thought of the […]
Janet from Love on your Plate also had tons of strawberries, so I picked up a pint, and some fresh basil. I got a beautiful yellow onion from the Intuitive forager. I already had some honey at home from Blue Lizard Farm and some Ojai Balsamic Vinegar that I had picked up from the Intuitive […]
I was looking for something a little “out of the box” for our thanksgiving feast and came across a Pumpkin lasagna recipe. This is great for anytime of year as you can do it with any type of squash puree. The original recipe that I came across recommended canned pumpkin, but since they didn’t have […]
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