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[ dish ] Time for Turkey

Our favorite national holiday is almost upon us. Where is your turkey coming from? Well, forget the frozen bird from the supermarket. There are several local farmers who raise their own for sale. Get on it now, because many people already have ordered theirs. Try free-range Broad-Breasted Whites for $8.75 a pound from SonRise Ranch (average 10 to 28 pounds). Da-Le Ranch will have birds that start at about 12 pounds with toms up to 26 pounds for $8 a pound. Newcomer Spur Valley Ranch will have birds from 20 to 35 pounds for $5 a pound. All are at the Little Italy Mercato. 

[ cookbook ] How to Squeeze a Lemon

Did you know that the easiest way to remove spinach stems is to fold the leaf lengthwise and pull down as you would a zipper? Or that if you rub a cheese grater with a bit of olive oil the cheese won’t stick? These and a multitude of other useful kitchen tips can be found in the new book How to Squeeze a Lemon (The Taunton Press;$19.95) from the editors, contributors, and readers of Fine Cooking. Clearly the food geeks here have thought of practically everything you’d need to know about being successful in the kitchen. You’ll find clever baking and grilling techniques (using poultry lacers for grilled onions), pantry tips, and best of all, fix-it tips for culinary mishaps.

[ shop ] A Seedy Business

If you know The Urban Seed, you appreciate their collection of unique houseware. But unless you’ve wandered around the courtyard, you might have missed what their name refers to: the more than 100 types of heirloom seed varieties stored in beautiful old wood cabinets—all chosen for their disease and pest resistance and high yields. Owners Maurice Taitano and Michael Bliss bought the seed part of the business from the legendary Charles Ledgerwood, who for 68 years sold seeds to local farmers, and taught them about the best crops for their location and climate. The Urban Seed is located in Old Town’s Fiesta de Reyes. urbanseedstore.com

[ now open ] New Deli Debuts with Local Goods

Lisko Imports is in numerous farmers markets across San Diego, selling homemade pasta, sauces, and hummus, as well as cheeses and pastries made by Ôpera Patisserie. In September, owner Kosta Houdalakis opened a brick and mortar place near SDSU. This combo deli, market, and grill is a breath of fresh air for the neighborhood. Buy produce from Suzie’s Farm and Lone Oak Ranch, seafood from Catalina Offshore Products, pastries, challah, pasta, and other delicacies. Plus, you can order grilled sandwiches, fish, and salads to eat on the patio or to take away. 6548 El Cajon Blvd.


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