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The Recipe of the Week

The Recipe of the Week

From the Ventura County Kitchen   Chicken Tortilla Soup: From Barbara Gibson         1 large onion; sauté in olive oil until golden 1 cooked chicken breast (chopped into small bite-sized cubes) 2 cans chicken broth 2 cans white beans 2 cans Ro-tel© brand chopped mild tomatoes   Boil for 10 minutes and […]

Living Large on a Living Barge- 2

Living Large on a Living Barge- 2

Tom Miller’s Travelogue Column Local writer and adventurer, Tom Miller planned on spending six months a year exploring every village and town along the rivers and canals of Europe.  Above: The official passing of the keys to Tom’s newly acquired barge “Robelo.” Feb. 9, 2012 I officially became the owner of a BFB.  For those […]

Holiday Ice Rink Brings a Chill to The Lakes

Holiday Ice Rink Brings a Chill to The Lakes

By Daniel Gelman                         You wouldn’t expect to see adults at play in the mid-afternoon on a weekday, case but there’s something about ice skating that brings out the kid in a variety of characters. Some like the idea of conquering the art of […]

Living Large on a Living Barge

Living Large on a Living Barge

Tom Miller’s Travelogue Column Local writer and adventurer, Tom Miller planned on spending six months a year exploring every village and town along the rivers and canals of Europe. And so it began: What have I done?  It was four in the morning and I just bought a barge.  Not only did I buy a […]

Make a pecan pie for the holidays?

Make a pecan pie for the holidays?

Recipe By Maite Gomez-Rejon  From Maite Gomez-Rejon  of  ArtBites.  Bon Appetit!           Pecan Pie Pecan pie is a twentieth century invention inspired by traditional sugar pies and sweet nut confections. It may have first been created in Texas by German Settlers trying to recreate the European nusstorte. For the pie crust: 6 […]

The “Spirit” of the Season – Football meets the Holidays

The “Spirit” of the Season – Football meets the Holidays

By Daniel Gelman The most exciting part of football season is upon us. Interestingly it always coincides with one of our most exciting spiritual seasons. When the two combine in the form of sportsmanship, teamwork, and self-sacrifice, the joy is compounded. Nordhoff High School of Ojai represented the county at the highest level. Oaks Christian […]

Easiest Tri Tip Roast Ever

Easiest Tri Tip Roast Ever

Recipe By Debra Tash   This is a no brainer recipe my sister in-law gave me years ago…how many years ago I will never tell.     Easiest Tri Tip Roast Ever 1 tri-tip roast (do not remove fat) Season with garlic salt and paprika Roast 1 hour uncovered, fat side up, at 450 to […]

This season and all year remember to spread the wonder with those you love.

This season and all year remember to spread the wonder with those you love.

Photo By Rachel Janowicz

Behind the curtain of the Federal Reserve

Behind the curtain of the Federal Reserve

Kidz Corner By Tyler Bolsoni Have you ever heard of the Federal Reserve? A Congressional bill creating it  was passed in 1913 over Christmas Eve, and signed by President Woodrow Wilson. The creators of the Federal Reserve include J.P. MORGAN, the ROTHCHILD’s, ANDREW CARNEGIE, and more. The purpose is to control the money. People believe […]

New: Settebello Pizza, at The Collection in Oxnard

New: Settebello Pizza, at The Collection in Oxnard

Restaurant Review By Monica Young Disclosure: I was invited for a media event to visit the restaurant. All opinions expressed are my own. Now the residents of Ventura County can enjoy great appetizers, pizza and event drinks at Settebello. Perfectly located next to the movie theater, at the Collection, the wood-fired pizza that has been famous […]