The Jonathans Are Back in the Arboretum Kitchen – February 26th @ 6pm

The Jonathans
Big news folks! To kick-off a new cooking program, the Fullerton Arboretum has asked Jonathan Duffy Davis and Jonathan Dye to host the first cooking class of the 2015 season! We are happy to announce that on Thursday, February 26th at 6pm OurLocaltopia will be back in the Arboretum’s kitchen for a fun and educational demonstration style cooking class… And of course we want you to join us!

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Figs and Fresh Ricotta: Watch & Eat!

We promised it was on the way, and now here it is! Enjoy our brief video tutorial on making homemade ricotta cheese and pairing it with grilled bread, local honey and fresh figs. This delightful snack can be enjoyed as an appetizer, as part of a tapas style menu or even for dessert. Figs are bountiful and delicious this time of year, so take advantage of what’s in season, and try it out! We think you’re going to love it! And read on for the text version of our fresh ricotta recipe… Continue reading “Figs and Fresh Ricotta: Watch & Eat!”

Inspiration in Simple Ingredients, for a Simple Sunday Meal

This past week, amid the buildup to the 4th of July holiday, family gatherings and time spent with friends, Our Localtopia was at work putting a video together featuring fresh local figs paired with homemade ricotta.  We gathered in my kitchen to film and make ricotta cheese; creamy, warm and decadent.  It had been a while since I had made homemade ricotta, and our video shoot reminded me how just a few simple ingredients, thoughtfully prepared, truly come together to make a great dish.  A dish that is at once completely homey, and at once truly sophisticated.  Pure ingredients allowed to shine in their own radiant light — creating harmony on a dinner plate. Continue reading “Inspiration in Simple Ingredients, for a Simple Sunday Meal”