April 26

We open the show with Darren Michaels who works for Laffort USA. Laffort is a winemaking product company and has been serving the wine industry around the world for over 120 years. We discuss world-wide wine production and who's drinking all that wine. Cool info at https://laffort.com/en.  Plus, Darren makes his own wine. Check out http://www.tetrahedronwines.com.

Our next guest is Ed Seaman from Santa Barbara Blueberries. They're producing 17 varieties at the farm along Highway 101 between Santa Barbara and Buellton. Check out the web site and make plans to go pick some blueberries: https://santabarbarablueberries.com.

Julie McDonald joins us. She's the executive director of The Neil Taylor Nature Center. Julie reminds us about the fish derby fundraiser this weekend for The Nature Center at Cachuma Lake. Details at https://troutderby.org.

We get Jamie Diamond from Stardust Sportfishing on the phone. She gives us a great update on what's happening in the Santa Barbara Channel. Plan a fishing trip with Stardust and see why there's nothing like catching your own fresh fish dinner. Great web site at https://www.stardustsportfishing.com.

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April 19

Joining John Henigin in studio is our friend Lorraine Jordan. Lorraine has some great questions and it's always nice to have her with us.

We get Jennifer Walsh from Mesa Produce on the phone. Jennifer has all the goodies you'll need for your Easter celebration. Plus, we give away even more flowers from Mesa Produce and Flowers. Congrats to Kathy and Andre!

Up next it's restaurant consultant Jeremiah Higgins. We track down Jeremiah at the construction site for The Daisy restaurant opening soon here in Santa Barbara. Sneak peak at https://www.thedaisyrestaurant.com.

Wine production consultant John Krska joins us from Texas. We talk about the explosion of the wine industry everywhere. Then Louie Lucas gets on the phone. Krska and Lucas discuss the challenges of wine making and what you get for your money when you buy a bottle of wine. Here's the Lucas and Lewellen site: https://www.llwine.com.

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April 12

Joining John Henigin in studio are Krista Harris with Edible Santa Barbara Magazine and Chef Michael Blackwell from Santa Barbara Yacht Club.

John and Krista and Michael join forces and come up with some great tips on planning and executing your Easter menu. And they share some amazing recipes for lamb, salmon and ham. We even have some excellent ideas on what wines to serve. Plus, we give away some gift certificates for Easter flowers from Mesa Produce and Flowers.

Learn more about Edible Santa Barbara at http://ediblesantabarbara.com and here's the web site for the Santa Barbara Yacht Club: https://www.sbyc.org.

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April 5

We get the show underway with Chef Budi Kazali. Budi is the genius behind The Gathering Table at The Ballard Inn. Budi let's us know about his latest project. It's a new restaurant called Ramen Kotori in Solvang. And like Budi says, "The broth is where it's at." Check out https://ramenkotori.com.

Next we get Monte from Lake Cachuma on the phone. He's the Marina and Store Manager. With the lake 78.6% full, it's great time to rent a pontoon boat, pack a picnic lunch and cruise Cachuma. Good info at https://countyofsb.org/parks/cachuma.sbc.

Louie Lucas joins us too. Lucas and Lewellen Vineyards encompasses 400 acres of grapes, 24 varieties and 600,000 vines. We discuss the importance of soil, pruning and the effects of the recent rains. More about Louie and the vineyards at http://www.llwine.com.

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