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Rosemary Focaccia

Rosemary Focaccia Bread

Written by Nora Mounce Ingredients 1 package active dry yeast (¼ ounce) 1 ⅔ cup lukewarm water 2 ½ teaspoons salt 5 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, plus additional for kneading ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons rosemary-cannabis olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt In the bowl […]

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Avocado Toast with Pickled Radishes

Written by Nora Mounce A food trend worth exploring, spreading mashed avocado on toasted bread has opened the culinary doors to an entirely new cuisine – savory toast. “The world’s first avocado bar,” in Brooklyn, has a menu that looks sooo tasty. Called Avocaderia, the dishes read like a “Best of Your Friend’s Homemade Lunches,” […]

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Rosemary-Garlic Rack of Lamb

By Nora Mounce   I always suspected that cooking a rack of lamb was secretly easier than it looked. In this recipe, all you need to do is prepare a simple rub and roast the lamb. I made this dish to celebrate moving into a new house this New Year’s Eve. It felt like a […]

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What’s Weed Got To Do With It?

In the changing landscape of legalization, lots of folks are complaining about mainstream culture appropriating weed like it’s a shiny new cookie (a cookie we now call cannabis). As a cannabis writer and Humboldt County resident, I hear these comments and discussions often. There’s a fear on the hill that a longstanding underground culture is […]

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Goat Cheese Stuffed Bell Peppers

If you’re my friend, you’ve tried these goat cheese stuffed peppers. A simple appetizer hack, I can’t recall when I first threw these delicious and colorful party snacks together. But I can’t be the only one, as I see bags of baby bell peppers stocked at every grocery store in town. In Humboldt County, Cypress […]

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Spring Greens Salad

Spring is a bit of a culinary tease. The sun may be shining, but we’re still weeks away from putting plants in the ground and cruising the farmer’s market in a sundress. By April, we all want to move on from the hearty comfort food of winter, but the only produce in abundance is cabbage […]

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The Pink Herb

Makes Two Cocktails Ingredients: 4 ounces grapefruit juice 4 ounces Lillet 2 ounces gin 1 dropper Humboldt Apothecary’s Calm Tincture Edible flower blossoms* (optional) With the sunshine pouring into my kitchen lately, I suspect it’s going to be a short winter. As someone who respects science and logic, I fear that climate change is largely […]

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Irish Soda Bread

A bread with humble, working class roots, Irish Soda Bread is a great recipe for novice bakers. Though you end up with a beautiful sweet and savory loaf, the recipe doesn’t require any leavening (i.e. yeast) or kneading. Just simply combine ingredients, stir, shape and bake! A warm slice of soda bread smeared with green […]

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Body High Pole Dance

Photograph by Jessica Breault “As you learn to hold yourself in certain ways, you access your internal power,” explains Natalie Abeja, a business owner, dance teacher and mom. Abeja and her business partner, Naomi Leitu, are the proud owners of Body High Pole Dance in Arcata, California. A micro-sized studio, the main room is painted hot […]

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Micro-Dose Sweetly with Lemon Tartlets

Makes Two Dozen Tartlets A sweet and elegant dish, these tartlets aren’t potent enough for green flavors to come through. You’ll just taste tart lemony sweetness on top of a gluten-free coconut crust! Though making lemon curd your first time can be challenging, it’s sooo worth it. Just stir constantly while it’s cooking to be […]

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