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From the editors: Step into summer

July/August 2018 California Bountiful magazine



Long, sun-filled days, and the living is easy. This issue, we're bringing you some classic tastes of summer and some new surprises.

Sweet, juicy Bartlett pears from Lake County are in season, renowned for their kissed-by-the-sun blush. Meet a family who's been growing them for 125 years.

When the barbecue calls, the last rancher in Orange County has the answer: grass-fed beef from Barzona cattle, a breed that thrives in the desert—and in their grassland oasis within an increasingly urban landscape.

Cool things down with a hot new trend: Thai rolled ice cream offers a twist on the traditional summer treat. We visit a couple who are rolling California-grown ingredients into Instagram-worthy frozen creations.

When you're hungry for something a little different, turn to an ingredient that's gaining notice in some of the nation's top kitchens: land-grown, California-native seaweed from Monterey Bay, sold fresh and alive.

And if that's not enough, find out what a team dedicated to developing healthy processed foods has been cooking up. Are popped-oat snacks the new popcorn? Plus, upcycled brewer's-grain snack bars, peas you can drink, edible bugs and more.

That's quite a picnic, so you'll probably want to pace yourself. But don't worry. The days are long. Take your time. And enjoy this golden time of year.


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