Cooking Class – Register Now – Class Size Limited

Class next Sunday from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Call 805-646-6635 to secure your seat in this class now. Gonna be fun (and tasty)! Menu includes Caprese Salad Stacks, Broccoli-Cheddar Crustless Quiche, Fresh Green Beans with Mustard-Vinaigrette Dressing and learn to make Dukkuh seasoning.


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Valentine’s Day Dinner For One


See pages 128-138 of the winter edition of the Ojai Valley Visitors Guide for the complete article and menu. Then cook your heart out and enjoy!

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Lemony Bundt Cake

Photo: Randy Graham, Valley Vegetarian

This is a solid vegan cake with a wonderfully fresh lemon flavor. Continue reading

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Caramelized Shallot Gravy

Photo: Randy Graham,Valley Vegetarian

What does to caramelize mean? Continue reading

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Avocado-Papaya Salad

Photo: Randy Graham, Valley Vegetarian

One-fifth of a medium avocado, according to a Hass avocado website, has 50 calories and contributes nearly 20 vitamins and minerals making it a, “good nutrient choice.” Papayas are very low in calories and contain no cholesterol. They are rich in phyto-nutrients, minerals, and vitamins. Continue reading

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Fresh Apple Tart

Photo: Randy Graham

Granny Smith apples originated in Australia in 1868 when Mary Ann (Grannie) Smith found a seedling growing in her backyard garden. This was the same place where she would often toss French Crab apple cores. The seedling bore apples that Grannie Smith eventually took to market. Continue reading

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Earthy Mushroom and Gruyere Quiche


This is not your ordinary quiche. What I like best about it is the combination of earthy  baby Portobello mushrooms (Cremini) and nutty Gruyère cheese. Carefully layering the mushrooms and shredded Gruyère ensures consistently good flavor throughout. Continue reading

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