Summer Update and New Classes!

IMG_0921Greetings Friends!

We have been away from our blog for several months, so it’s time for a big update! First and foremost, we are happy to announce a variety of upcoming classes! These new classes have been scheduled at the Yorba Linda Public Library and at the Fullerton Arboretum for the remaining 2016 and early 2017 season. Thank you so much to each of our loyal guests who have come to learn, laugh, and eat with us through the past seasons… we look forward to seeing you again! Read on for a list of class dates, descriptions and information. And then keep reading for personal notes from the Jonathans! Continue reading “Summer Update and New Classes!”

Cooking on the Farm: Over the Fire and Under the Stars

Aguanga - Cooking with Fire

Jonathan Davis has been fast at work making a homestead on his farm in Aguanga, but there is always time to cook a great meal. Whether it is for his family or for visiting friends, these creative and exciting al fresco feasts are met with great anticipation. Jonathan makes regular use of his outdoor barbeque, fueled not just by natural charcoal, but also by native Ribbonwood, which grows in abundance on his property. Continue reading “Cooking on the Farm: Over the Fire and Under the Stars”

Free Class on Wednesday 4.30 at YLPL: It’s About Thyme


This Wednesday (April 30th), OurLocaltopia is back at the Yorba Linda Public Library for a free class on cooking with fresh herbs! Join us in the downstairs community room at 7pm and enjoy an evening of culinary eduction and demonstration taught by Jonathan Dye and Jonathan Duffy Davis. Samples of the food prepared will be available for tasting and copies of the recipes will be passed out. Come one, come all!

Tonight, 1/29: Free Healthy Lunches Class at Yorba Linda Public Library

Pack it pretty, pack it healthy! Free cooking class tonight 1/29/14 in Yorba Linda! (Lunch box borrowed from the collection of RC Miller.)

Don’t forget, folks! Tonight, at 7pm OurLocaltopia will be hosting a FREE community cooking class on creating healthy, packable lunches for adults and teens. Class will be held DOWNSTAIRS, at the Yorba Linda Public Library and will last about an hour to an hour & a half.  Recipe packets and free samples will be available to all who come! See ya there…

Thursdays Recap: Early Fall Dinner Party!


Thanks to everyone who came out tonight for our first Thursdays in the Kitchen cooking class of the fall!

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An OLT Field Trip: Farmers Market at The Orange County Great Park

If April is the cruelest month, Sunday may the cruelest day. Mixing relaxation and subtle dread of the coming work week, stirring that border between living and making a living. Luckily, Orange County is ripe with Sunday morning activities that can wring every last drop out of your weekend. The Farmers Market at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine is just such an activity. Held on Sunday mornings, this food, farm and crafts market is worth the trip… a trip that OurLocaltopia recently made. Check out our Great Park Farmers Market report, the edible booty we plundered and the meal it inspired. Continue reading “An OLT Field Trip: Farmers Market at The Orange County Great Park”

Crafting A Lemon Verbena Gimlet – A Recipe & Gallery

It’s hot as $@&#, right? This type of weather calls for a cocktail. OurLocaltopia has you covered! Continue reading “Crafting A Lemon Verbena Gimlet – A Recipe & Gallery”

Melon & Tequila Cocktail – Recipe and Gallery

 Tequila & Melon, together at last!

We have had quite the melon-filled August here at OurLocaltopia. And it ain’t over yet! Yes, of course we have a recipe for a melon cocktail. This delightful drink can be altered to suit your tastes, and has a beautiful color that shows well in a pre-chilled glass. Thirsty yet? Click through for our full recipe and photo galley guide… Continue reading “Melon & Tequila Cocktail – Recipe and Gallery”

Sophisticated Summer BBQ Class Recap and Recipe Booklet

Hello Thursdays in the Kitchen Friends! Here is the recipe booklet from class tonight and a few pictures of the action! Share it with your friends….

Thanks for coming!

Sophisticated Summer BBQ Recipe Booklet