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Dining Reviews

Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Afternoon Delights

Afternoon Delights

Weekend lunches at Oswald, and other essentials

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Farmer Freed

Farmer Freed

Emily Jane Freed uses local herbs for her line of salt blends

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Pure Heart Chocolate

Pure Heart Chocolate

An uncommon truffle from Santa Cruz chocolatier

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Best Dishes of 2015

Best Dishes of 2015

A bite-sized retrospective of this year’s best culinary highlights

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Food & Drink - Dining Reviews

Coffeetopia

Coffeetopia

With the purchase of Kitchen Santa Cruz, the Santa Cruz County java fixture is stepping up its food game

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Holiday Quickies

Holiday Quickies

The best grab-and-go bites in town, plus a new lunch menu and cocktail hour at Oswald

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Perfectly Pressed Juice

Perfectly Pressed Juice

With two new locations in the county, small business has taken off

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Dish in the Matrix

Dish in the Matrix

Best new cookbook for holiday giving, plus a to-die-for tea cake and Ramen pop-up by Back Porch

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My Cupcake Corner

My Cupcake Corner

Cupcakes come to your house

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Well-Assembled

Well-Assembled

Rustic California cuisine at Assembly, plus wine of the week and a Holiday Open House

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Heart Me Up

In defense of Valentine’s Day

 

“be(ing) of love (a little) more careful”—e.e. cummings

Wednesday (Feb. 10) is Ash Wednesday, when Lent begins. Friday (Feb. 12) is Lincoln’s 207th birthday. Sunday is Valentine’s Day. On Ash Wednesday, with foreheads marked with a cross of ashes, we hear the words, “From dust thou art and unto dust thou shalt return.” Reminding us that our bodies, made of matter, will remain here on Earth when we are called back. It is our Soul that will take us home again. Lent offers us 40 days and nights of purification in preparation for the Resurrection (Easter) festival (an initiation) and for the Three Spring Festivals (at the time of the full moon)—Aries, Taurus, Gemini. The New Group of World Servers have been preparing since Winter Solstice. The number 40 is significant. The Christ (Pisces World Teacher) was in the desert for 40 days and 40 nights prior to His three-year ministry. The purpose of this desert exile was to prepare his Archangel (light) body to withstand the pressures of the Earth plane (form and matter). We, too, in our intentional purifications and prayers during the 40 days of Lent, prepare ourselves (physical body, emotions, lower mind) to receive and be able to withstand the irradiation of will, love/wisdom and light streaming into the Earth at spring equinox, Easter, and the Three Spiritual Festivals. What is Lent? The Anglo-Saxon word, lencten, comes from an ancient spring festival, agricultural rites marking the transition between winter and summer. The seasons reflect changes in nature (physical world) and humanity responds with social festivals of gratitude and of renewal. There is a purification process, prayerfulness in nature and in humanity in preparation for a great flow of spiritual energies during springtime. Valentine’s Day: Aquarius Sun, Taurus moon. Let us offer gifts of comfort, ease, harmony, beauty and satisfaction. Things chocolate and golden. Venus and Taurus things.

 

The New Tech Nexus

Community leaders in science and technology unite to form web-based networking program

 

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