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A taste of Ojai collection box

Ojai Valley Inn

Savor a taste of Ojai at home or give the gift of the valley’s local flavors with the Taste of Ojai Collection box. Includes A Taste of Ojai by Chef Robin Goldstein, The Farmhouse branded G.K.P. apron, OJAI wine tote, Ojai Valley Inn branded Corkcicle travel mug, and a Bumble Bee Seed Pop, as well as locally produced honey, olive oil from Ojai Organics, and Ojai Habanero Jelly. This curated Taste of Ojai collection comes in a custom Ojai Valley Inn wood box that is made with FSC-certified materials. For every box purchased, the maker plants a tree through the non-profit Trees for the Future.

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Pascale’s Kitchen

Pascale Beale is a remarkable person & if you don’t know about her YOU SHOULD!
She is a 9X cookbook author, food photographer & stylist.
Born in England, spent her summers in France. Great cook, baker & friend-
Her books are full of great recipes & photos & make a perfect gift-
I bought them ALL!
Pascale sells Ojai Habanero Apricot Jam in her gift sets & singles online!

Check out her online shop HERE
Her fabulous cookbooks are HERE

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Santa Barbara Hives

Carpinteria + Santa Barbara

At Santa Barbara Hives you’ll find amazing
local honey, pollen, soaps, candles, FLOW hives & all you need to be a local beekeeper!
You’ll also find beautiful jewelry AND OJAI JELLY!

PS I eat their delicious bee pollen every-single-day and it controls my allergies beautifully!

Check them out at:
Santa Barbara Hives
516 Palm Avenue Unit C
Carpinteria, CA 93013
Santa Barbara Hives
3328 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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March Cocktail

March Cocktail

March Cocktail
6 oz Ventura SpiritsHaymaker” Vodka
2 oz fresh lime juice -save rind to moisten glass rims
1-2 T Ojai Jalapeño Jelly
10-20 fresh mint leaves
Sugar -for glass rims
1 can of “Langers” organic ginger sparkling water
Fresh mint
Edible flower
1. Juice limes
2. Moisten glass rims, then run through sugar
3. In a cocktail shaker: combine ingredients except bubbly water
4. Use a knife or muddler to incorporate Jelly & mint
5. Shake vigorously for about 30 seconds
6. Pour into sugar rimmed cocktail glasses & top off with “Langers” organic ginger sparkling water, or your favorite
7. Garnish with mint & an edible flower -I used homegrown arugula flowers


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Original Farmers Market Los Angeles

Sad News-
Due to Covid 19 Itty’s has closed-
You can still find their great cheeses at many Farmers Markets in California and I will update this page when I get the correct link.

Itty’s Cheese
6333 W. 3rd Street #328
Los Angeles, CA. 90036

Great cheeses, gift items & of course Ojai Jelly!

Go check it out!



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South of the border…





























I tried to call ahead but didn’t get through. Turns out you need to add a “1”
to the number listed on YELP- here’s the correct way to dial from the USA:
011-51-1-612 157-1625
Ok, so my hope was to bake for free & learn lots from the legendary Marcus Spahr,
so I just showed up, apron in tow.
Instead we had lunch, talked & then did business at his digs in the charming,
quaint little town of El Triunfo, Baja CA Sur.
Marcus is a self taught baker & has baked every day for 21 years.
He even built his mesquite wood-fire ovens for his Caffe.
Before Caffe El Triunfo there was Caffe Todos Santos, over on the west coast of Baja.

From start to finish Marcus’ bread fermentation process takes 24 hours to make.
His method develops more complex & mildly acidic flavors, which give his breads
a natural sweetness & nut-like character.

If you haven’t had the pleasure of a meal in his pizzeria or bakery, I highly recommend that you include an afternoon in El Triunfo for your next trip.
It’s really the best of two worlds: authentic Mexican charm & artisan pastries…
& it shouldn’t be missed!
PS while supplies last, FIND Ojai Jelly at Caffe El Triunfo

Open every day!

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Lunch Box Blues


Lunch School Girl







Do your kids have the lunch box blues?
Try adding a little Ojai Jelly to their PB&J-
OR add peanut butter or almond butter to the crease of a few
sticks of celery, then add a side of Ojai Jelly for a fun
dipping delight!

You’ll be surprised how many kids love the combo-


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Taste of Cuba

cuba, cocktail, mint, mojito, muddle
Wet your whistle with this refreshing cocktail-








This refreshing cocktail recipe is from “Taste of Cuba”
& said to be “the original authentic recipe from Havana, Cuba”.

1 teaspoon powdered sugar
Juice from 1 lime (2 ounces)
4 mint leaves
1 sprig of mint
Havana Club white Rum (2 ounces)
2 ounces club soda
ice (preferably crushed)

Place mint leaves into a “collins” glass & squeeze lime over it.
You’ll want about two ounces of lime juice.

Add powdered sugar, & gently muddle mint into lime juice & sugar.
Add ice, then add rum, & stir. Top off with club soda.
Garnish with a fresh mint sprig.
Serves 1

A nice addition; run a little Ojai Jalapeño Jelly around the glass-rim, then roll the rim in
a pretty cocktail sugar. Sometimes I do 1/2 of the rim in lemon sugar & the other 1/2 in lime salt.



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Green Cleaning Solution


prell - radiantly alive



prell beach babe









Marilyn always makes this great cleaning solution- That’s my mum ↑
I always keep some at the ready-
It smells so CLEAN & FRESH-
It’s great for washing windows, counters, sinks, walls, etc.
I wouldn’t use it on my hair though— I’d probably go from brown to blonde!
Not that there’s anything wrong with blonde!

1/2 gallon distilled water
8 oz. isopropyl alcohol

Mix together & use in a spray bottle.
This solution works very well with the mocrofiber cloths but I hate the way they feel-
I prefer a cotton towel or paper towel.



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Ojai Habanero Apricot Jam

Sweet yet Savory


Ripe California Apricots Blended with Habanero Peppers

Decadent on cheesecake or over ice cream-
Remarkable on bagels or waffles-
Jam-Packed with flavor-Big cheese pleaser!

Transformative on chicken-

A perfect addition to nearly everything…

Heal Level 2


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American Heart Association “Beach Ball”


The American Heart & Stroke Association (Santa Barbara Chapter)

May 3, 2014

The American Heart Association presents “Heart Beach Ball,” an event to raise funds for research and initiatives preventing heart disease.  The American Heart Association is committed to helping our children live stronger, healthier lives with education, research and public policies that effect where they live, learn and play.
New information in the areas of congenital heart defects, heart transplants in children, cholesterol levels in teens and diabetes rates in children as well as adolescents
are just a few areas we are currently investigating.

For the second year we are continuing our fight against youth obesity, a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, in Santa Barbara County.
The Healthy Futures Program seeks to empower students and their families to make healthier lifestyle choices by providing them with an understanding
of heart disease, nutrition education and encouraging them to be more physically active.

Dr. Joseph Aragon & the AHA team outdid themselves again!
Fun was had by all that attended-
Inspiring stories of life changing events were shared by special guests-

AHA Beach Ball


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Ojai Habanero Apricot Jam

Ojai Habanero Apricot Jam will be on shelves later this month!


Delicious on Cheesecake!













→Great on toast, bagels, waffles

→Tasty in your PB&J

→Serve as a “SATAY” dipping sauce on chicken;
Mix 1/2 peanut butter & 1/2 Jam

→Perk up your cheese plate!

I’ll post suggestions, recipes & where to purchase-
It’s always available online, but lets get it in your area!