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Granola Girl


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Granola, it seems, is everywhere. But the commercial kind tends to be sugary. You could make it yourself, but why go to the trouble when Misty Watkins, a.k.a. Granola Girl, sells two spectacular flavors? Her organic, gluten-free, cranberry-almond and maple-pecan flavors are available at the Little Italy Mercato, the Leucadia farmers’ market, Boney’s in Coronado and Seaside Market in Cardiff. Stay tuned to organicgranolagirl.com; she’s working on a third flavor.

Beautiful Basil

The quintessential summer coupling? Tomatoes and fresh basil. For a ménage à trois, add a little scoop of luscious burrata. But the basil  provides the anise-like spiciness that makes all the difference. There are many varieties, from basic Mediterranean types, such as the sweet basil you see at the supermarket, to aromatic purple (or opal), cinnamon and lettuce — all perfect when partnered with garlic, olive oil and lemon — to Asian basils such as licorice, bai gaprow and Thai lemon or lime. These are marvelous when added to stir-fries, curries or noodles.

How to Eat a Small Country

Meet Amy Finley, a San Diegan who moved to France to be with her French-American husband and live a simpler life. She also won Food Network Star. But family pressures forced her to give up the prize: her own cooking show, The Gourmet Next Door. Turn to page 34 to read about her mouth-watering and heartbreaking book, How to Eat a Small Country ($24, Clarkson Potter), and to hear from the chef in her own words.

Harvesting San Diego

Got excess fruit on your trees you hate to see go to waste (or to the birds)? San Diego Food Not Lawns has launched a new program that connects fruit tree owners with the International Rescue Committee. That local assistance program provides fresh, healthy food to families in need, to complement the processed foods often found at food banks. If you’d like to add your fruit to the program, contact harvesting@sdfoodnotlawns.com, or call 619-630-5897. They’ll even come and pick it for you.

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