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When the Autumn Falls–Welcoming the Season

When the Autumn Falls–Welcoming the Season

From the photographer Tom Baldwin: It’s fall again, and the mountains are at their prettiest. but it is cooling fast now and the leaves are not just changing but dropping. Soon the limbs with be bare. In fact, we had our first snow of the season last night at the higher elevations at around 10,000 […]

Discover Historical Bardsdale: The Town that Never Was!

Discover Historical Bardsdale: The Town that Never Was!

Ventura County Garden Club: Water Wise Gardening at Hansen

Ventura County Garden Club: Water Wise Gardening at Hansen

The Ventura County Garden Club walked through the ever changing plantings at the Hansen Agricultural Center. The Master Gardeners who volunteer at the Hansen have been focusing on water wise gardening examples. Our tour guide stressed that “water wise” does not mean overwatering. They experienced losses in areas with thrice weekly watering, so replanted and […]

Cornbread ala différence

Cornbread ala différence

    Take Trader Joe’s box of cornbread mix. Add ½ to ¾ cup of cranberries (either fresh or dried) Add ½ to ¾ cup of pecans or walnuts Cooking time on box Drizzle a mixture of lemon juice with powdered sugar on top of warm cornbread. Secret: use Olive Oil instead of Vegetable Oil […]

Holy Guacamole! California Avocado Festival

Holy Guacamole! California Avocado Festival

By Gary Jamison- Carpenteria The Annual California Avocado festival in Carpenteria was this last weekend. This was our first adventure with this event,  scheduled on Friday, Saturday and Sunday,10/2-4.  We decided to explore it on Friday. The festival is only a few blocks long, but filled with fun things to see, hear, and taste. The street […]

Harvest festival shines

Three buildings at the Ventura County Fairgrounds were bulging with holiday and everyday merchandise and shoppers. It was mostly about holiday gifts- Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, along with decorations, clothing, jewelry, seasonings, cake mixes, soups, olive oil, crafts, and much more.   This is probably the largest such event in the region and many smart […]

Oxnard Multicultural Festival lives up to its name

Oxnard Multicultural Festival lives up to its name

By George Miller This year’s festival offered crafts, food, music, dancing, service organizations, business and national exhibits, which were mostly staffed by ethnic locals.  We have amazing diversity in Oxnard, so no problem finding enthusiastic volunteers. The festival was held at College Park on Rose Ave. The good news is that it was in a population […]

Taste of Conejo 2015 – A Culinary and Wine Connoisseurs Dream Come True

Taste of Conejo 2015 – A Culinary and Wine Connoisseurs Dream Come True

By Raven West Nearly every winery in Ventura County was on hand to fill the glasses of more than 1,000 culinary and wine connoisseurs who attended the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce 7th Annual “Taste of Conejo” at the Four Seasons hotel in Westlake Village.   VIP attendances who arrived an hour early were […]

A Pictorial–Around the County with Donna Hendricks: Channel Islands Harbor in the Morning Light

A Pictorial–Around the County with Donna Hendricks: Channel Islands Harbor in the Morning Light

Once more Donna Hendricks captures the deep beauty of this very special corner of the world where we live. From Donna Hendricks: “I worked on Channel Islands Harbor this morning, and early in the morning, the water was so calm, that I couldn’t help but to capture some of the scenes.  I hope you like […]

Fresh Zucchini and Tomato Saute

Fresh Zucchini and Tomato Saute