Ventura County produce helps Chipotle keep its menu fresh

Santa Paula, Calif. - When Chipotle Mexican Grill looks for local vendors as part of its commitment to offering the freshest vegetables on its menu of burritos and tacos the biggest obstacle is finding farms that can offer produce year-round. Not so in Ventura County, according to Chris Arnold, Chipotle's director of communications and … [Read more...]

Kohlrabi, Cabbage and Caraway Salad

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  1 Head of cabbage (you can also buy mixed cabbage) Salt to taste 2 Kohlrabi / peeled 2 Tbsp. flat-leaf parsley ½ Red onion thinly sliced 1 Tsp Caraway seeds For the dressing ½ Lemon juiced 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar ½ Tsp. Dijon mustard 6 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil Pepper to taste Shred the cabbage … [Read more...]

Grilled Lemon Dill Salmon

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These beautifully complementary flavors come together to infuse salmon that becomes savory and enhances the texture of the fish. Serve it with rice and a green salad for a light, yet satisfying meal. Ingredients 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon rind 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/4 teaspoons … [Read more...]

Lemon Barbecue Chicken

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Tender, juicy chicken imbued with a noticeably refreshing flair – that’s what the addition of lemons brings to a barbecue classic and perennial family favorite. Leftovers make a tangy addition to a salad; hot or cold, this Lemon Barbecue Chicken recipe will satisfy family and guests alike. Ingredients: 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon … [Read more...]

Simple Rosemary Lemon Marinade

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  Ingredients  1/2 cup fresh rosemary 2 large lemons (zested and juiced), about 2 tablespoons zest and ½ cup juice 3 garlic cloves, smashed 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 teaspoon pepper   Add rosemary, lemon juice and zest, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper to your food … [Read more...]

Rosemary Lemon Bite Size Lamb Chops

Ingredients  3/4 cup balsamic vinegar 6 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 3 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary or 3 teaspoons dried 6 garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 12 1-inch-thick loin lamb chops, fat trimmed  1 1/2 cups mesquite wood chips, soaked in cold water 1 hour … [Read more...]

Spicy Strawberry Jalepeno Lemonade

  Ingredients  1 quart strawberries, hulled and split in quarters lengthwise 1/2 jalapeño pepper, seeds and ribs removed, cut into 4 pieces 3/4 cup sugar pinch salt 1 cup fresh juice from 10 to 12 lemons 3 cups cold water 1 quart ice   Directions:   Combine strawberries, jalepeño slices, sugar, and … [Read more...]

Spicy Lemon Marinade

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Ingredients  1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper flakes 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt (kosher or sea), or to taste 4 strips of lemon zest 3 cloves garlic, crushed with the side of a cleaver or minced 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh parsley 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil, … [Read more...]

Sparkling Lemon Picnic Cake

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There's always room for dessert, especially after a day spent outdoors and this cake takes the picnic dessert to new heights. With its lemony glaze, this richly flavour cake sparkles in the sun. Ingredients: 1 3/4 cup flour 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/4 cups sugar 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/4 cup vegetable … [Read more...]

Cucumber Lemon Drop – Picnic Style

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This cool, ultra-refreshing drink is perfect for a picnic on a sunny afternoon. Even if you're not packing a meal, the combination of lemons and cucumber is delightful and wonderful for entertaining family or friends. This version adds a portable touch and is picnic-ready. Ingredients: 1 1/2 ounces vodka 3/4 ounce cucumber syrup (see … [Read more...]