SUMMER 2016 TABLE OF CONTENTS December 29, 2017June 1, 2016 by Edible Monterey Bay 4 GRIST 6 EDIBLE NOTABLES THE CURATED FEAST FARM-TO-TEAPOT POKE LAB TOMATO LOVERS 14 SUMMER FARMERS’ MARKETS 16 WHAT’S IN SEASON NOPALES AND PRICKLY PEARS The dual-purpose cactus 24 EDIBLE TRAVEL POSTCARD FROM CUBA A California chef experiences the island nation’s changing food scene 30 EDIBLE HISTORY THE MCGRATH HOP A local heirloom revival story 34 EDIBLE ENTREPRENEUR LEADING LADY How motorcycle mama Emily Thomas ignited the Santa Cruz craft beer explosion 42 SUMMER FORAGING KAYAK FISHING A day on the water hooks our writer 46 THE PRESERVATIONIST ADD SOME FLAVOR TO YOUR JAMS! Okay, you know the basics. Now, let’s up your game 51 ON THE FARM DEERHAVEN LAVENDER FARM A family finds harmony with the land through lavender 55 DINE LOCAL GUIDE 67 LOCAL SOURCE GUIDE 72 LAST CALL LUNCH IN LISBON A reminder that the soul of a place is found through its food—and its people COVER ILLUSTRATION: The Monterey Bay region by Zephyr Pfotenhauer CONTENTS PHOTOGRAPH: Some of the delicious beer on offer at The Cremer House, Felton, by Michelle Magdalena BREWTOPIA 2016 Edible Monterey Bay CRAFT BEER GUIDE Be sure not to miss this beautiful foldout map between pages 32 and 33. RECIPES IN THIS ISSUE 19 Cactus and Kale Salad 20 Prickly Purple Heart Carnitas 22 Prickly Pear Summer Cooler 41 Smoked Black Cod Panuchos and Beer-Soaked Watermelon 48 Blueberry Mint Jam Additional recipes online: Moroccan Couscous Salad with Lavender Lemon Tahini Dressing Strawberry Lavender Tart Lavender Lemon Vinaigrette About the author Edible Monterey Bay + posts At Edible Monterey Bay, our mission is to celebrate the local food cultures of Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey Counties, season by season. Edible Monterey Bay https://www.ediblemontereybay.com/author/ediblemontereybay/ Why Advertise in Edible Monterey Bay? Edible Monterey Bay https://www.ediblemontereybay.com/author/ediblemontereybay/ Subscribe Now to Edible Monterey Bay magazine! Edible Monterey Bay https://www.ediblemontereybay.com/author/ediblemontereybay/ Contact Info Edible Monterey Bay https://www.ediblemontereybay.com/author/ediblemontereybay/ Get your appetite ready!