Tom Fulkerson and the Rose Marie

Tom Fulkerson, owner of the the Rose Marie, came up to the studio on October 4th to talk about his career as a fisherman for over 30 years.  Click here

Calhoun’s Original Southside Bar-B-Que Sauce

Calhoun’s Original Southside Bar-B-Que Sauce is owned and operated by Michael Cohen-Ross and his wife Alisa — you may have seen them down at the farmer’s market on Saturday — that’s where I ran into him.  He agreed to come up to the KHSU studio for an interview…and he brought BBQ chicken wings with him — between slurping sauce off our fingers we were able to interview Michael about how he got started cooking, how important his family has been, and what his plans are for the future…to listen, click here.

Buck ‘N Daisy Rabbitry

David MacCuish from Buck ‘N Daisy Rabbitry (co-owned with Ash Wells) provides rabbits for pets or meat as well as builds rabbit hutches for those interested in raising rabbits.  To listen to an interview with David click here.

Daisy the Rabbit!

Woody the bunny is keeping an eye on you!

Shaft the Rabbit

Tornado the Rabbit -- pauses for a photo op!

Loleta Bakery

News: Sorry to say the news is that the Loleta Bakery is closed — I will really miss this place!  I hope all the best for Peter and Jeanne, don’t know why they closed but it certainly wasn’t for lack of great food. 

The Loleta Bakery is located on Main St. in the little village of Loleta and is owned by Peter and Jeanne Van Der Zee.  An interview will be posted at a later date.  The pastries, breads and lunches are fantastic, a must see when in the Eel River area.  Everyone in the bakery is warm and welcoming — I recommend a trip to the Humboldt Bay Wildlife Refuge and stopping at Loleta Bakery for a chocolate croissant…or parmesan pesto croissant — I’ve also stopped for lunch before going to the Ferndale Rep for a play — A few photos to tease you until you have a chance to stop by for warm buttery pastries!  To listen to the interview click here.

Peter and Jeanne Van der Zee, Owners of Loleta Bakery

Willis McCartney is pouring out some freshly ground wheat flour

Rosie Venza is cooking up lunch — looks like Lasagna today!

Season Pineda chops up some rich chocolate for a ganache…

Coming soon…sourdough bread as a regular feature! This is the starter…

Kristen LaFever wraps a loaf of honey wheat bread…

Henry’s Olives

Bucket of olives and peppers

Bucket of Red Hot Olive Deliciousness

Henry Robertson cures olives and you can find him at the Saturday Farmers Market in the center of the plaza — you can find his olives at other places if you just can’t wait.  They are sold at the North Coast Co-op; Wildberries; Eureka Natural Foods and are also available in many local restaurants where they are featured on the menus.  We visited Henry on October 30th and found him at work preparing some extra spicy olives.  www.henrysolives.com

Click to listen to our interview

Basket of lovely olives in various stages of ripeness

Basket of lovely olives in various stages of ripeness

Jennifer and Henry and hot peppers

Jennifer and Henry and hot peppers

Olives, up close and beautiful

Olives, up close and beautiful -- don't they look like grapes?

Slicing into an olive

Slicing into an olive to determine if it is fully cured

Another slice of olive

Another slice of olive

Last slice of olive to look inside

Last slice of olive to look inside -- a sampling of olives are taken from each vat to check the curing process

Farmers Market, Humboldt – Portia Bramble

We had a chance to catch up with Portia to get the update of the 2010 growing season — click here to listen.

To listen to the interview with Portia Bramble:

http://foodforthought.yoursavinggrace.net/audio/
09_FFT_Portia_Bramble_09.mp3

This show aired on the KHSU Homepage on July 31, 2009

To find out more about the North Coast Growers Association and Certified Farmers Markets in Humboldt County go to:

www.humfarm.org

Beth Dominick – Sacred Grounds

Jennifer cupping

Jennifer in heaven with a very dark roast...mmmmm....

http://foodforthought.yoursavinggrace.net/audio/
12_FFT_Sacred_Grounds_12.mp3
We visited the roasting operation at Sacred Grounds -- you can stop by for a cup of coffee at their coffee bar!
We visited the roasting operation at Sacred Grounds — you can stop by for a cup of coffee at their coffee bar!
 
The interview with Beth Dominick aired on the KHSU Homepage on
August 21, 2009
Coffee Roaster

Beans are roasted in small batches, approx. 22 lbs. This type of roasting allows a lot of control over the process, adjusting temperature and timing to achieve a perfect balance.

http://foodforthought.yoursavinggrace.net/audio/
at_the_coffee_roaster.mp3

Coffee Beans from Bali
Once the samples are tested for quality using a lot of different measurements — selected types are ordered and arrive in 150 lb sacks!
Tim Dominick measuring coffee beans for roasting

Tim Dominick measuring coffee beans for roasting -- small batches assure more control over the process.

Beth Dominick checks the quality of the coffee beans

Beth Dominick checks the quality of the coffee beans

Cupping the coffee

Cupping the coffee -- this allows us to sample coffee for consistency -- in this case we were also able to compare several different bean types and roasting styles for a variety of criteria.

Check out their website!

Community Alliance With Family Farmers – Michelle Wyler

Michelle Wyler, Regional Planner for Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) in Humboldt County, is working on ways to help farmers be successful.  Specific projects include a guide that lists local farmers and the types of produce they offer.  CAFF is also working to promote local food use in local institutions such as schools and hospitals — which presents some interesting regional difficulties due to the small size of our institutions and the need for farmers to plan ahead.

To listen to the interview with Michelle go to:

http://foodforthought.yoursavinggrace.net/audio/
06_FFT_Michelle_Wyler_06.mp3

This show aired on the KHSU Homepage on July 10, 2009

To view the website for the Community Alliance with Family Farmers:

www.caff.org/regions/humboldt.shtml

Slow Food Movement

Michael Escheveste is leading the Slow Food Movement in Humboldt County.  In the first meeting 60 people from the community attended and are now working to develop strategies for Good, Clean and Fair food choices in Humboldt county.  To listen to the interview with Michael Escheveste:

http://foodforthought.yoursavinggrace.net/audio/
08_FFT_Michael_Echeveste_08.mp3

Susan Ornelas — Farmer, Educator, Land Conservation Advocate

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