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Quick and easy sauce

A quick and easy sauce that can be used as-is or quickly converted to a salad dressing. It is also 100% "guilt free" as it contains no oil and no salt. I use this sauce in enchiladas where the...

 

A simple Autumn soup

Thanksgiving and all of its amazing, elaborate cooking has passed. Let's turn our attention to a delicious, nutritious, easy-to-make meal. One that is reminiscent of Autumn, but still in fashion...

 

Bold flavors of Autumn

As Autumn comes on, my tastes turn to more bold flavors. This simple lentil salad is a bold punch of flavor. Deep, rich, earthy lentils. Peppery arugula. Sweet sun dried tomatoes. And a tannic sherry...

 

Lebanese 7-Spice blend

When one customer asks for an item it's an anomaly. But when two customers ask, it's a sign. Such was the day that two customers asked for Lebanese 7-Spice blend. I researched and cataloged many...

 

Eating healthy on a budget

Eating healthy on a budget is easier than you think. In fact, the healthiest foods are among the cheapes. The highest nutrient-rich food per dollar are sweet potatoes. A single cup of sweet potato is...

 

Whole grains for the win

Whole grains reduce our incidence of stroke, heart attack, diabetes, and lower cholesterol. But what are whole grains? All grains start off life as whole grains. In their natural state growing in the...

 

We all want to eat healthy. But what does that mean?

For the owners of Taylor's Provisions that means non-processed, whole, plant foods; or, put another way, stuff from farms not factories. But like many places in America, that's easier said than done....

 

Iconic restaurant closes, temporarily

When asked what her parting words would be, Kathy Bassler of Kelcy's Cafe said, "It's been a good life, a pleasure to serve our extended family, but it's time to relax." Family is the word we kept...

 

Chilling the dough

The last article covered the mixing of the dry and wet cookie ingredients to make the dough, and now you would probably think it's time to ball up the batter, put it on the cookie sheet and bake...

 

Mixing the wet and dry

In the last two articles, we developed the wet portion of our cookie dough. Now we’re going to complete the mixing by adding the dry ingredients. The dry goods like flour, baking powder, baking...

 

St. Paddy's Gourmet Dinner Party Club, March 25

"I had the right to be silent, but being Irish I didn't have the ability." That will start off the many one liners and jokes told with an Irish accent by ASCAP Singer/Songwriter/Author Ron Gaiser at...

 

There's a new cupcake in town!

Every Tuesday at Uneek Findz in Tehachapi, you can meet the "Cupcake" Lady. Vicki Conroy said she started "Cupcake Tuesdays" so people can try the different flavors of cakes she makes. Working out of...

 

Creaming butter and sugar

How often have you seen a recipe begin with the words "mix the butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla"? What this really means is to cream the butter and sugar, and then add the eggs and vanilla as the...

 

The IPC creative duo present Valentine's Gourmet Dinner

International Party Chef (IPC), the same company that last year brought you Tehachapi's only Gourmet Dinner Party Club, is now presenting a new special event: A Valentine's Gourmet Dinner! The duo,...

 

Show off your baking skills

The Tehachapi Apple Festival is taking place on Saturday, Oct. 8 and Sunday, Oct. 9 in Downtown Tehachapi. If you are an excellent baker, love to make apple pie, feel that apple pie is one of your spe...

 

Congratualtions to an Outstanding Tehachapi Resident

During the 2016 NASA Honor Awards at Armstrong Flight Research Center Cynthia J. Bixby, Chief of Engineering and Integration branch at NASA was presented with an Outstanding Leadership Medal for provi...

 

Pizzarami opens in Downtown

Teresa and Christopher Carlson of Papa's Pizza in Stallion Springs, worked tirelessly (in the photo to the right, you can see how we knew Christopher was making pizza) preparing a sampling of their...

 

'My toppings are falling' –

I still smile at the memory of hearing the three-year-old's voice as he stated, "My toppings are falling." Even knowing the context fails to remove my amusement. John's voice was almost filled with...

 

Holidays equals great eating!

When families and friends get together to celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other mid-winter festivals, what is it they gather around? Most of us converge around the dining room table loaded with fabulous traditional food! All that cooking follo...

 
 By Mano Lujan    Community    April 25, 2015

Love of my craft

Food and its preparation, is something that I hold very dear and the love of my craft, well; it pumps through me like the lifeblood of my soul. I have a deep respect for my profession. Food plays such an important role in our lives and in our...

 

Grilled 3 Cheese Sandwich at Moessner

Cheddar, Provolone and Swiss on grilled Sour Dough and Tomato Soup for only $4.95....

 

Ah, Shrimp Napoli

Sometimes recipes come about in different ways and for different reasons. Some arrive out of necessity, some out of cravings, some due to lack of, or excess of, ingredients. Some are inspired by a...

 

Moessner Farms, Local Pastries/Jams

Moessner Farms offers jams and jellies made from their fruit orchard. They are famous around here for their German cookies and pastries, too. Each summer you can find them participating in the local Farmers Market. During their off season, you can...

 

Let's Talk Lasagna

Many of you know after all these years of eating at La Bella Amore that I'm not Italian – I'm Irish. That said...lasagna was NOT a staple in my diet growing up. In fact I never tasted lasagna until...

 

Portobello Mushroom Melt at Moessner's

Moessner’s Portobello brushed with garlic olive oil and balsamic vinegar, roasted red bell pepper, provolone cheese on parmesan sourdough with wasabi mayo on the side. Served with soup or salad (maccaroni salad pictured) with their famous pickle....

 

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