What to do in the middle of winter? MaryAnn’s Wine Bags To everyone’s good fortune, Mom is busy making wine bags! Yep, most of our friends know we are a family affair, and mom’s a big part of our business. She does everything from catering, to cake baking to occasionally leading one of our tours….

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Marinated Cabbage Salad

MARINATED CABBAGE SALAD This is sort of a weird and funky salad, though definitely delicious and addictive! cabbage ramen salad Thanks to Chef MaryAnn for sharing this recipe with us! The recipe that follows is the foundational recipe for the salad. There are all sorts of goodies you could add to it to reflect the…

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Here’s Central Coast Food Tours’ Recipe for Broccoli Cheddar Soup. Broccoli Cheddar Soup We’ve all tasted Panera’s version and love it – but I wanted to do a lower fat, more vegetable-oriented version (but just as tasty!) This recipe includes broccoli, carrots, onions and parsnips – and it’s delicious! This is a generous soup and encourages your…

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Central Coast Food Tours introduces “The Mushroom Queen” ¬†who will share her experiences of growing mushrooms mushrooms on the Central Coast as she learns them! Not many people know I (Laura) have something close to an obsession with mushrooms. I’m not quite sure when it started, because I didn’t like the ‘rooms as a kid….

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Bring in da kimchi funk! Ramp Kimchi O.k., O.k.; it’s been a while since I’ve blogged. Not to say I have not been experimenting with food and other culinary pleasures. Have to share: WE GOT RAIN! And aside from it being direly needed on the Central Coast and in California, it makes for a Hell…

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The warm days of Summer entice me to create delicious salads. This Grilled Shrimp and Scallop Salad with its lime marinade is the perfect hearty meal for a warm Summer evening. Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1/2 lb. of medium sized shrimp and scallops (each) 1/2 C of lime juice 1 head of butterleaf lettuce 1 large…

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Beer-Braised Onion Burger This beer burger with beer-braised onions will take your love of beer to a whole new level. I encourage you to tap your beer supply from a local brewery, if available. For us on the Central Coast of California, we’ve got several great sources for bringing home our “growlers” of beer. Check…

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Savory Lamb Burger

Enjoy this savory lamb burger with a herbed focaccia bun. You’ll find the seasonings and fresh goat cheese prove a perfect addition to creating this delicious burger. And being in Paso Robles wine country, gives us a great wine to pair with this burger! Savory Lamb Burger Serves: 4 burgers Wine suggestion: Anglim’s Pinot Noir…

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