Food-Wine thumbnailThe 805 is home to various cuisines, the futher up the central coast you go you will find some fantastic wineries. We provide the insider scoops of restaurants and food festivals here in the 805 to create a great fine dining experience.

ss dinnerWithFriendsHoliday busyness can occupy your weekends, making it difficult to find time to prepare and share a special meal. Instead, why not commit to making Thursday evenings special throughout the season? Instead of trying to do one more thing on the weekend, organically fit together-time into Thursdays, and fill the evening with your closest friends, TV shows, board games or other favorite entertainment — and don’t forget your favorite foods!
If you didn’t already know, Main Street in Ventura is very long. East and West Main Street are separated by Ventura Avenue, right past the mission. The section of East Main Street from the Main Street exit has more older buildings and another lane to the street making it seem more open, busy, and accessible to the mall and residential housing. Exiting California Street is considered more “downtown” with it slowing down to one lane, lots of shopping and dining, as well as holding various events and festivals.
Another lost article found, originally posted in August 2010
29933108Holiday gatherings and backyard barbecues have a lot in common as they are occasions for gathering and for eating. And for both, successful execution of a shared meal means preparing what everyone likes and preparing it perfectly.
Oct 25 2016

A Sweet Tasting Room!

Cantara Cellars a family tradition!
Its summer time! For California wine lovers it’s the time to get out in sun, do some exploring and visit some of the wonderful wine regions scattered throughout this great state.    One such area is the Central Coast and Cantara Cellars is one place worth exploring!  Located in Camarillo and the heart of Ventura County, Cantara Cellars is a local winery and tasting room producing a wide selection of award-winning red and white wines. 
Reposted  from  June 2011, due to a crash a few years ago we lost a great deal of articles & images. Finally retrieved all of the images to accompany the article. Please enjoy again.
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Spice up your brunch with these egg dishes inspired by Mexican cuisine
Eggs, they're the superstars of your fridge.
Delicious on their own, or the perfect addition to a salad, skillet or even breakfast tacos, their versatility makes the possibilities truly endless.
And as families today are choosing fresher, unique ingredients to inspire their own ethnic dishes at home, eggs are a perfect choice. They are especially prevalent in Hispanic cuisine - and are a celebrated ingredient in a variety of Latin dishes from around the world, such as traditional Spanish flan, to Brazilian feijão tropeiro to Mexican huevos rancheros. It's no surprise that eggs pair beautifully with the brightly-colored, bold ingredients often found in Latino cuisine.
Nutrient rich ingredients simple prep are keys to easy healthy family meal timesWith summer in the rearview mirror, many Americans will now be pressed for time: Fall (when kids go back to school) and winter (dominated by the holidays) are jam-packed seasons. It may be difficult to find time for everything you need to do, including eating regular meals together as a family.
In the heat of summer, a homemade brunch can seem like a daunting task, but don't let that stop you from entertaining. Everything from scrambled eggs to pancakes to coffee cake require a hot oven or stove and can weigh heavy in your stomach on a hot day. When the last thing you want to do is turn on the oven or eat a heavy meal, follow these easy no-bake brunch hacks to keep cool and have a delicious brunch on the table all summer long.









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