All posts tagged: organic

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We made a map!

We are so excited to introduce a fun project we’ve been working on! Officially named the West Sonoma County Field Guide, we lovingly refer to it as “the map.” As a tribute to our left coast, it opens left to right and features a custom cut coastline. We highlight the restaurants, wineries, and other locally-owned businesses that approach their work with a similar philosophy to ours. They are small-scale, artisan, seasonal, organic or biodynamic, and community-enriching businesses that are worth supporting! We’ll be blunt: it is very much a curated list. It’s an expression of our point of view, a treasure map to what we consider to be the “gold mines” around West Sonoma County. A precious and beautiful art piece with a touch of whimsy that is useful but not overly so. Of course it’s promotional: a pure-hearted effort to generate more business for the folks who really care and have made a commitment to true sustainability. These restaurants commit to local sourcing, seasonality, and organic ingredients. These wineries use organic and biodynamic practices, hand-harvest their grapes and make wine with minimal intervention. The …

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Lowell’s House Chili Oil

About five years ago we started making chili oil for our tables, as is common in restaurants throughout Italy. Given our love for all things with a little spice, we felt it complemented our pizzas quite well. It’s so simple I highly recommend making a bottle for your home use. It’s not only great on pizza but with eggs and pasta as well. 500ml bottle of organic olive oil (ideally in a clear bottle) ½ cup organic chili flakes Pour bottle of olive oil into a stainless steel pot and add chili flakes, retaining original bottle to pour oil back into. Bring oil to a light simmer on medium low heat for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool for 15 minutes. Pour oil and chili flakes into a blender and blend on high for 2 minutes. Pour through a very fine strainer and let settle for 24 hours. Pour oil back into original bottle, leaving sediment behind. Enjoy daily!