Archive for May, 2012

Occupy Movement Focuses on Urban Farming

Occupy Movement Focuses on Urban Farming

| May 5, 2012 | 4 Comments

In what seems to be the first action of the Occupy movement in the Bay Area this Spring, activists on the Albany and Berkeley border took to their shovels and hoes to claim a piece of agricultural property and build a community farm.

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Azahar Coffee: Farm Fresh from Colombia

Azahar Coffee: Farm Fresh from Colombia

| May 4, 2012 | 7 Comments

Azahar is a coffee company doing something that no one else is–or probably ever has. Their coffee is “Farm Fresh” from Colombia; they roast their beans only two weeks to two months off the farm, versus other companies, whose beans are up to a year old before they are roasted. Azahar’s focus on quality and freshness is combined with a sustainable business practice (economic, social, and environmental) that also happens to be incredibly beneficial to the farmers with whom they work.

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KQED’s Forum: Foie Gras: To Ban or Not to Ban

KQED’s Forum: Foie Gras: To Ban or Not to Ban

| May 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Foie gras is at the center of debate in the California culinary world. More than 100 chefs are working to repeal a new law that would ban the force-feeding of ducks and sale of foie gras in the state starting on July 1.

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Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Back A Yard, Green Chile Kitchen, Bay Wolf

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Back A Yard, Green Chile Kitchen, Bay Wolf

| May 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews these restaurants: Back A Yard Caribbean American Grill (Menlo Park), Green Chile Kitchen (San Francisco), Bay Wolf Restaurant (Oakland).

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Spring Entertaining Made Easy: Two Simple Fruit Salsa Recipes

Spring Entertaining Made Easy: Two Simple Fruit Salsa Recipes

| May 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Megan Gordon shares her two favorite fruit salsas: simple strawberry salsa and mango cucumber salsa. Both are perfect for easy spring entertaining: they’re wonderful with simple tortilla chips or on top of grilled fish or chicken.

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Cruising for Caffeine – The East Bay Edition

Cruising for Caffeine – The East Bay Edition

| May 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Last spring, my friend Pamela Palma and I organized a big group bicycle ride that visited several of our favorite coffee shops and cafes in San Francisco. For our second annual event, we created an East Bay edition comprised of six stops spread throughout Oakland and Berkeley.

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