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At 8:12am on November 21, 2010, Don Warriner said…
Hello Sandi:

To say it takes me awhile to get back to people would be an understatement but this came to mind when looking at some of these posts.

1 bu. basil, reserve 6-9 large leaves 2 oz. butter
1# parsnips, peeled and cubed 6 eggs
2# fresh spinach, cleaned and stemmed 1 ½ tsp. salt
1 c. cream mixed with 3 tb. flour ½ tsp. pepper
1# carrots, peeled and sliced thinly into rounds 2 c. white cheddar, grated

1. Mix together eggs, cream, cheddar, flour, salt and pepper. Divide mixture into 3 parts.

2. Steam carrots. Make sure they are “well done.” Puree with 1/3 egg mixture.

3. Saute spinach. Drain well and dry. Puree with basil and 1/3 egg mixture. Season. Reserve 4-6 large leaves of basil.

4. Saute parsnips in butter until very soft. Drain well. Puree with last 1/3 of egg mixture.

5. Using a 6-cup bread loaf pan, spray bottom with Pam, then line with parchment paper, then spray again, including all 4 sides. Carefully pour in carrot mixture and lay in 3 large leaves of basil. Let rest in refrigerator for 20 minutes.

6. Lay in spinach mixture. Cover with 3 leaves of basil. Let rest in refrigerator for 20 minutes.

7. Top spinach mixture with parsnip mixture. Cover with buttered foil.

8. Bake in bain-marie for 1 ½ hr. @ 400F.

I will add a layer of partially cooked potato slices too ito extend it somethimes.

At 10:19am on November 9, 2009, Eric Greening said…

One jurisdiction that connects the northern coastal watersheds with the upper Salinas River Valley is the Upper Salinas Las Tablas Resource Conservation District. However, supervisorial districts have long separated the coastal and interior regions of our North County. This could be up for re-examination when the Board redistricts the County in the wake of the 2010 census. My first thought is that the two sides of the Santa Lucias are distinct enough for the watershed to form a natural boundary, but I am open to other thoughts before forming a position on an issue that won't be decided for about a year; we have time to discuss it and hear each other out!

One thing we have in common on both sides of the divide is that from Santa Rosa Creek north, as well as in the Upper Salinas watershed, we all drain into the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. You may be aware of efforts to expand the boundary southward, as well. While watershed stewardship to protect the ocean and habitats enroute are important everywhere, they gain some special standing where a federally recognized sanctuary is involved. I am hoping the the nascent Land to Sea Advisory Committee will raise the recognition of our responsibilities in this regard; meanwhile, the Water Resources Advisory Committee will soon be recruiting to fill a new seat specific to coastal and marine protection, which to me includes watershed protection.
It is in interior areas that the most work needs to be done to raise the profile of this responsibility, since the ocean isn't visible to inland folks, and the Coastal Act policies that protect the bottom ends of coastal watersheds have no effect upstream. Whichever side of the Santa Lucias is our home, we are all in this together.
At 1:08am on August 26, 2009, michael klein ewin said…
Hi there
my name is michael and would like to make contact with you
i live on the west coast of australia
but am facilitating a global sustainability event in new zealand
the vision is based around the principles inherent in
the Burning Man festival and i wonder if the concept interests you
there is a little info at this site
we will be chartering a plane to bring people from the west coast of america to the event
would you like some more info?
I use my intution a great deal and sense that this might resonate with you
In trust and light
michael in perth
At 9:07am on May 28, 2009, MoonstoneBob said…
MoonstoneBob is a name picked up as a motel owner on Moonstone Beach. I do have a web site but am unaware of a web site.
Just a small business person trying to make a living in my beloved Cambria and am not a member of any malicious computer thing. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I don't think it's there now.
Sending good thoughts and GREEN wishes for the future.
At 8:42pm on May 22, 2009, Richard Smith said…
Thanks for the YouTube trick. Much easier, quicker, and space saving. Actually, Bob had already done the trick for me.

But thanks!
At 7:13am on May 2, 2009, Sandy Turner said…
Hi Sandi,
Since you have extensive experience with computers as a community organizing tool, I am hoping you know of some communities that have created efficient computer programs to manage and coordinate carpooling systems for their areas. I am involved with the Mendocino Environmental Center in Ukiah and have been interested in helping to develope a carpool system for inland Mendocino County. Any suggestions about who to contact or a program to use? Thanks.
At 10:22pm on February 28, 2009, Florence Windfall said…
Hi Sandi,
Hey, thanks for responding about a "volunteer" category! I'll try to figure out how to use it. Maybe I'll be the first!
At 2:04pm on February 26, 2009, Florence Windfall said…
Hi Sandi,
Thanks for being in Transition! I wrote a note to Bob Banner and he said to send it to you. It's about an addition to the Classifieds.
Here's my note: Hi Bob,
I'd like to see a category on Classifieds called "Volunteers" or "Volunteer Help" or "Volunteer Services" or something llike that. That way people who wanted to volunteer for something could put their information down and people short on cash who needed volunteers could go there and look for them. I can't add a category myself. What do you think?
At 7:17am on February 8, 2009, Jed Diamond said…

Thanks for the info on the UK site on power shifting. I'll look at it in more depth. I have found their information helpful?
At 7:46pm on January 26, 2009, Don Warriner said…
Hello Sandi:

Below is a salad very tasty and excellent when having big groups of people who love beans.
Yvonne Savio

1 can kidney beans
1 can pinto beans
1 can black beans
1 can garbanzo beans
1 can cannelloni beans
1 can green beans
1 can peas
1 can corn
1 can olives
1 large jar marinated artichoke hearts
1 bunch parsley, chopped
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
1 head celery, chopped
1/2 head green cabbage, chopped
1/2 head red cabbage, chopped
2 cups bean sprouts
2 cups spinach leaves
2 cups carrots, cut into bitesize pieces
1 cup mandarin orange segments
2-3 large garlic cloves
1 Tbsp Lawry’s Seasoned Salt
1 Tbsp oregano
1 Tbsp basil
1 cup oil
½ cup red wine vinegar
½ cup balsamic vinegar
¼ cup catsup

Empty all cans of vegetables (except artichokes) into colander, and rinse thoroughly.
In a 2-gallon-size or larger mixing bowl, mash garlic, cloves in Lawry’s salt until finely-textured paste. (More garlic flavor is released when mashed with salt, rather than chopped or minced.).
To mashed garlic, add artichoke hearts and liquid, oil, vinegars and catsup. Whisk thoroughly to combine.
Add parsley and cilantro. Mix to cover with marinade.
Add rinsed vegetables. Mix gently to cover with marinade.
Carefully remix every 15 minutes or so for about an hour, so all vegetables get coated with marinade.
Taste and add more of any ingredients to balance flavors.
Transfer into serving bowl and arrange artichoke hearts on top.
Best when served within 3-4 hours (flavors are the sharpest), or refrigerate to serve the next day (garlic and other marinade flavors will be more gently melded).

Hope you enjoy it.

At 12:17pm on January 26, 2009, Apolonia Paulusse said…
Dear Sandi
It was not liposuction. I do not need it as I am already skinny from all the gardenwork and foodgrowing!
It is my 15 years old son's photography and technically way surpassing me in computerskills and computertime.
Where is the little town you are helping lead in transition? We are here in Ojai in 2nd phase as you put it. The main force coming from Roberto a young energetic Mexican man with beautiful ideas. And Ojai is knowm as a very liberal town,but young families have moved cause of the high rents here.
After my son and I were evicted because I educated and proposed solutions my landlord for saving old oaktrees on the rentalproperty which the landlord wanted to develop, we now live with my ex husband in a motorhome on a field just outside town. I love it here as we are also at the border of National Forest and the garden is getting more and more beautiful with hudge sunflowers , calendula, allysum, coriander,favabeans,geraniums blooming right now!
Nice talking with you,
Sincerely Apolonia or Apple as my friends call me
At 12:50am on January 20, 2009, Shawn Jacobson said…
Thanks for the welcome, I didn't know my mom had tied into the California movement already.
At 5:52pm on November 27, 2008, Jed Diamond said…

Glad to know of your involvement with our work. I'm not on the WELL coordinating group, but Ann is and either she or Liam, I'm sure could help you get what you need.
At 8:20am on November 27, 2008, Jed Diamond said…

I see you are part of the Willits Transitions group. I've been working with the local WELL group (as well as writing books, counseling, and guiding people from the old world of sustainability into the new world of sustainable economic localization.

Your background looks varied and engaging. What's your interest in being part of the Willits group? We're still learning how best to use the Transitions platform and the value of getting more of our WELL community involved.
At 7:28pm on November 26, 2008, Ann Waters Weller said…
Hi Sandi -
I am surprised we have never met...thanks for making WELL a transition group!
Do you come to Willits often?

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