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What’s In Season in California?

If you're wondering what's in season in California, you've come to the right place! Here's a chart showing the seasons of some of the most popular California crops, so you know what to look for in...

CA GROWN Holiday Gift Guide

Can you believe it's already time to start thinking about gifts for the Holiday season? It seems to roll around quicker every year and with a vengeance! Can we get a little slack? I feel like we just...

California Blossom Trail

This time of year, California's Fresno County transforms into a vast sea of nature's glorious shades and blooms.  The Blossom Trail was born 28 years ago by the people who live and work...

Big Taste at Big Sky Cafe ~ San Luis Obispo

photo credit Delectable urban fare and streaming natural light are the clear winning features of this downtown SLO cafe.  It's rustic brick exterior and funky metal...

Fig Fest ~ Fresno

Last weekend I attended the highly anticipated annual Fig Fest at the Fresno State Campus in Fresno!  The Fig Fest is in its 12th successful year and every year gets bigger and better....

Grilled Artichokes Shine at Cafe Cruz

Not all grilled artichokes are created equal   I know, I know... incredibly philosophical stuff here. But, as I was savoring this particular artichoke at Cafe Cruz in the quaint town of...

Dine and Smell the Roses

Just a fair warning:  This is going to be a photo heavy post. But I'm sure you won't mind because who could ever complain about enjoying gorgeous blossoms and dining on beautiful...

Santa Barbara Sea Urchin Stroll

Who would ever think that such an odd looking fellow would be the protector of such a prized ingredient sought after by top chefs?  Harvested from The Channel Islands (Santa Cruz and San Miguel...

The Restaurant at Wente ~ Livermore, CA

What a treat we have for you today! I discovered this hidden gem because of my husband.  He is an avid golfer and even though you wouldn't think the two mix, wine and golf are a pretty nice...

Justin Winery Restaurant – Paso Robles, CA

We  love California restaurants who not only depend on the bounty of this state, but work their entire menu around what they can get their hands on during every season of the year....

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