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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

 

 

Santa Barbara Hives

 

At Santa Barbara Hives new shop location 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, masks 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

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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
Ice
Sugar -for glass rims
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1 can of “Langers” organic ginger sparkling water
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Fresh mint
Edible flower
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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

ENJOY!

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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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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-

W: www.ojaijelly.com
E: info@ojaijelly.com

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Taste of Cuba

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mojito

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.

→enjoy