Pink Dragon - Biltmore SB's contribution to cancer research
Written by Editor •  Thursday, 10 October 2013 12:55   
Pink Dragon - tequila drink

A tequila treat that's pink! This month is Breast Cancer Awareness month (October), as many of you know. Biltmore Santa Barbara has created a deliciously pink tequila cocktail, of which 10% of the proceeds go directly to the Cancer Center in Santa Barbara. Below is the picture that was featured in today's SB Newspress, 10/10/13 in the Life Section, under 'drink of the week'.  Click 'read more' to see the recipe!

Dragon Fruit: A New Superfood
Written by Editor •  Monday, 23 September 2013 09:08   
Dragon fruit has been found to have rather desirable benefits and attributes.....classifying it as the new superfood?? Read the article below, posted by , on his website: Renegade Health.

Kitchen Princess - What is a caviar lime??
Written by Editor •  Friday, 20 September 2013 11:56   
We had the opportunity to read a wonderful blogpost by AllyJaneGossan, on her blog called: Kitchen Princess.
To read more: http://allyjanegrossan.com/2013/09/15/what-is-a-finger-lime-aka-a-caviar-lime/

There is a wonderful recipe for Somen Noodle with caviar lime and soy sauce too!
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Another great article from a Coffee Educational Tour: Home-Barista.com
Written by Editor •  Monday, 19 August 2013 09:01   
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Tom Chips wrote a fun piece on his experience at Good Land Organics from the August Coffee tour. Here's a vista shot from the tour.
Tour guest blog post: A hike through California Coffee
Written by Editor •  Monday, 19 August 2013 08:53   
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A wonderfully depicted and written post by Sandi Hemmerlein.
Good Land Organics makes cover of Fresh Cup Magazine - February 2013
Written by Editor •  Thursday, 21 February 2013 10:48   
Fresh Cup cover shot - Feb 2013

Title: California Grown Coffee

Fresh Cup Magazine has chosen the photo of Jay Ruskey, owner of Good Land Organics, as the cover shot and story in February's 2013 issue.  Hollywood native, turned progressive farmer, is shown on the front cover with a basket of freshly harvested cherries (grown right on his own farm) with views of the Santa Barbara's coastline in the distance. The photo was taken on a tour which focuses on educating guests about the 'Lifecycle of a Coffee Bean'.  The tour caters to people from all segments of the industry, from barista, consumer to roaster as it is the chance to witness coffee trees and taste ripe cherries without a trip overseas. 
Whole Foods write up of: Finger Limes (Caviar Citrus)
Written by Editor •  Friday, 21 December 2012 11:35   
"Citrus caviar. That is what finger lime is commonly described as. Slice one of these gherkin look-alikes in half crosswise and gently squeeze, and you will see what I mean. Tiny lime juice filled beads, clear in color or sometimes blushed with pink, will come oozing out, like roe out of a sturgeon's...well, you get the idea."

To read more: http://365wholefoods.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/finger-lime-citrus-australasica.html
Gift Ideas for Christmas: Caviar Lime Butter Recipe and more....
Written by Editor •  Wednesday, 05 December 2012 14:27   
Just brousing the internet for fun caviar lime uses and came across these teasers. Great recipes, great gift ideas and great chefs who are thinking outside of the box!

Finger Lime Caviar Butter

Mojito cheesecake parfait

List of finger limes recipes
Cupping from Willem Boot: California grown coffee, Nov 2012
Written by Editor •  Friday, 02 November 2012 14:44   
Cupping results:
GLO Caturra/Typica
Descriptions: Nutty, sweet, sweet lingering aftertaste with red fruit nutty sweet
83.5 / 83

GLO Geisha
Description: Sweet, cherry, floral, sweetens up while cools
"Coconut, hobs, velvety, caramel"
87 / 85+

This past week has been quite an exciting one at Good Land Organics. Last Wednesday, the SCAA Board of Directors held a meeting here at the farm. Just up the road from us, Camp Pull a Shot was taking place and the board members flew in to support the event. We had the chance to serve freshly brewed coffee of both our Caturra and Geisha varietal, gift green beans of each, and take the group on a tour through our coffee fields.

We have received some very positive feedback and are excited to share with you all the cupping scores from Willem Boot, of Boot Coffee and his assitant, Jodi Dowell. Both individuals are registered Q-graders.  The description is that of Willem and Jodi's, the description in parenthesis are from his students. Click the link to read our results:

Santa Barbara Independent - Good Land Organics at Tuesday's Farmer's Markets
Written by Editor •  Thursday, 25 October 2012 17:24   
A wonderful synopsis of Good Land Organics, written by Rachel Hommel, was published this past Wednesday, Oct. 17th, in Santa Barbara's Independent.  To read it and see a picture of Jay Ruskey and his adorable family at the Tuesday market, please click on the link below.


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