Something special happens when you throw veggies in a smoker.Read More
The neon green school bus is parked on a sleepy residential street in Los Osos, but it would be better suited for a groovy 1970s music festival. There are no seats inside, only racks of budding greenery. Aside from the edible plants, it carries just two passengers. Both are garden gnomes.Read More
Craig Wilson has a knack for making things grow.
Not just guava trees, lavender, strawberries, or native grasses—which, with the help of his team, he does grow prolifically. The green thumb also facilitates real growth in the hearts and minds of his staff, many of whom are on the long and winding road to mental health recovery.Read More
The rain is coming down fast and slick, but it’s warm, dry, and cozy inside the San Luis Obispo Guild Hall. The air is thick with the smell of ginger and jujube tea, dark chocolate peanut butter balls, and spicy jalapeños. Karli and Curtis Twisselman stand in the center of the room, holding mason jars full of their flavorful handmade salsas.Read More
For anyone who’s tried to cook the perfect romantic Valentine’s Day dinner—and dealt with the stress and anxiety that inevitably follows—Danior Kitchen Catering owner/chef Spencer Johnston has a word of advice.
Just stop it.Read More
Other people’s “healthy” holiday resolutions always tend to bum me out. A good friend wants to lose 10 pounds in 10 days or a well-meaning relative wants to “quit carbs” for some vague reason. I’m all for making healthy decisions with the help of a trusted health professional, but can we just get some perspective here for a moment?Read More
The season was turning cold—freezing—when Chef Tim Veatch and his beloved companion, Jeriel Sydney, arrived at a rural farmhouse in Parma, Italy, in pursuit of pork.
They’d heard that the farmer who lived there would be breaking down two black Parma hogs for charcuterie, so they jumped at the opportunity to help slaughter, process, and cure the meat.Read More
White-haired and clear-eyed, Ruth “The Flower Lady” Scovell has seen her fair share of marriage proposals. That is, they happen to unfold right in front of her, on the fated patch of Higuera Street located directly in front of her table at the Downtown SLO’s Thursday Night Farmers’ Market.Read More