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Mexican Favorites for Cinco de Mayo

Mexican Favorites for Cinco de Mayo

Megan Myers

Grilled Veggie Tostadas with Fresh Salsa

Here in Texas we embrace Mexican and Mexican-inspired foods every single day, but when Cinco de Mayo comes around, we go all out. Cinco de Mayo is a big holiday in the United States — in fact, it’s celebrated more here than in Mexico! It’s a great time to celebrate everything Mexican culture has to offer.

If you’re planning a Cinco de Mayo fiesta or just want to change up your food routine, try out these favorite recipes.

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Beginner’s Composting Class April 29

Beginner’s Composting Class April 29

Interested in learning more about how to hot compost?  The Hanna and Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden, located in Woodland and sponsored by the Yolo County Health Services Department, will host a free beginner’s composting class on Wednesday, April 29, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Composting can be a great way to utilize organic waste from your yard to enhance the success of your garden.  This class will provide the basic skills and techniques used in hot composting, an introduction to making compost tea, and instruction on how to use compost and compost tea to improve plant and soil nutrition. 

This is a hands-on class, taught by the garden assistant and expert, David Linebarger, so please be willing to roll up your sleeves and get some experience in the process.  Gloves and shoes that can get dirty are recommended.

Making the Most of Your Easter Leftovers

Making the Most of Your Easter Leftovers

Megan Myers

Ham and Asparagus Skillet Meal

While a table loaded with food is wonderful during your Easter celebration, it also means you could have plenty of leftovers to use. Don’t fret! Those leftovers can be used in creative ways to help you make the most of every dish.

Swapping in pre-cooked ingredients in recipes not only saves you time, but also reduces grocery costs and food waste. Plus, you’ll also be building upon the flavor profile, making for a one-of-a-kind dish. No more boring leftovers!

Here are my suggestions for using up the last of your holiday ham, lamb, eggs, and more... Read More

7 Sensational Spring Side Dishes

7 Sensational Spring Side Dishes

Megan Myers

Steamed Artichokes with Creamy Walnut Dip

Although many of us look forward to the show-stopping main dish that anchors the table during spring celebrations, side dishes are the way to explore a wide variety of flavors.

Now that we’re shaking off the last vestiges of winter and digging in to the first produce of the season, it’s a wonderful time to provide a variety of dishes on the table.

Whether you go for the simplicity of roasted veggies or are looking to add a twist to old standbys, we’ve got the recipes for you... Read More

Steeped: Recipes Infused with Tea with Annelies Zijderveld

Steeped: Recipes Infused with Tea with Annelies Zijderveld
Steeped: Recipes Infused with Tea with Annelies Zijderveld
04-24-2015 - 04-24-2015
Avid Reader Books
http://avidreaderbooks.com/event/author-event-steeped-recipes-infused-tea-annelise-zijderveld
Admission: Free
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Peak Season for Artichokes

Peak Season for Artichokes

Alana Sugar

Steamed Artichokes with Creamy Walnut Dip

My mother loved artichokes.  Every spring, she would steam fresh artichokes and serve with either a lemon-melted butter sauce or sweetened vinegar dipping sauce. They were delicious! 

Artichokes are native to the Mediterranean. Italy, France and Spain are the largest producers. In the US, California produces close to 100% of all of our artichokes. They’re at their peak from March through May, so now is the perfect time to steam some fresh artichokes.

With just a little prep work, you’ll be on your way to artichoke heaven!

 

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