Monthly Archives: August 2010


Here is a great way to enjoy your Artichokes.  Try grilling them.  Its easy and very good.

Prep: Snip off tough outer leaves; cut off top quarter and trim off woody stem.
Grill: Halve artichokes, scoop out the choke if necessary, then toss with 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt. Preheat grill. Place the artichokes over direct, medium-high heat and cook, turning once or twice, until tender, about 8 minutes.

Its that easy and delicious.

Spa using locally grown fruits

The latest trend in spa treatment is to use locally grown fruits as an ingredient in the spa treatment.

The Ojai Valley Inn and other spas across the country are cashing in on the craze for locally grown fruits and herbs by integrating them into skin treatments and massage therapies.

Customers say they like knowing they’re supporting small, local farms and appreciate the freshness of the items used.  Spa managers say guests are increasingly opting for such luxuries.