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 By Scott Taylor    Community    June 9, 2018

​Sassy Spiced Mixed Nuts

Summer season is here. That means family get-togethers and parties with friends. Try out this recipe for our healthy Sassy Spiced Mixed Nuts. Your guests are sure to love them. As a bonus, they can...

 

Garam masala

When Americans think of Indian food, we often think of a curry punctuated with the pungent and bitter flavor of turmeric. But India is a vast country with many different flavor profiles. Comprised of...

 
 By Scott Taylor    Community    May 12, 2018

Pepper

America didn't publish its first cookbook until 1796, but we do have earlier manuscripts. One of those collections of papers belongs to Martha Washington. If you read over those recipes, one spice...

 

Are probiotics the answer?

Discussions about your gut microbiome, essentially your gut ecosystem, are all the rage today. The trillions of organisms in your gut ecosystem make up that biotic community. Probiotics are the live...

 

Moroccan spiced roasted cauliflower salad

Described by Arab botanists and known to the Romans, the cauliflower originally came from Cyprus, and was introduced to France from Italy in the middle of the 16th century. Today, food writers everywh...

 

New diet study reveals...nothing

A recent health study conducted by Stanford University has been in the news. The study (DIETFITS) pitted low fat and low carbohydrate diets against one another. The study also covered genetic factors...

 

The Fiber First Diet

Only about three percent of Americans get the recommended amount of fiber each day. Consuming fiber is the easiest way to maintain weight and avoid disease. So, today I've created the world's easiest...

 

Wild rice

Wild rice is actually the grain of a species of grass. The plants grow in shallow water in small lakes and slow-flowing streams. Often only the flowering head of wild rice rises above the water. The r...

 

Gold Mountain Sports Tavern, a dream realized

"It is a dream come true," says Jose Guevara of Gold Mountain Sports Tavern, his new restaurant located at 20601 W. Valley Blvd. in Tehachapi. The idea of a sports bar was his dream ten years ago in...

 

What do we want? Chocolate! When do we want it? Now!

Here's a quick, easy, no bake chocolate bark recipe that's sure to thrill. It's so simple you might try this one with the kids or grandkids. This recipe comes courtesy of our friends at Mill Street...

 

One dish at a time

"I've got to start eating healthier," she said. "But how do I do that?" One dish at a time. It's the only reasonable answer. Make one small change this week and one small change next week; and so on,...

 

It's just dried leaves and water

"Relax. It's just dried leaves and water. You're going to be fine," I say. This is the most disarming thing I can think to say to the customer who has come into my shop and is staring at row after...

 

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...

 

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