Solano County legalized home food pop-ups. But 6 months later, chefs still can’t sell

Torri Donley

When Solano County approved a new California law that would legalize home-based kitchen operations in April, it seemed like Cheska Kistner’s plans to open a restaurant in her Benicia home would finally come to fruition. The measure, California’s AB626, allows for what are known as microenterprise food businesses, which Alameda County also made inroads toward legalizing Monday. But no Bay Area county has yet fully implemented the 2018 law, leaving entrepreneurs like Kistner in limbo.

Under AB626, cooks can legally sell up to 30 meals a day or 60 per week from their homes when their counties opt in and they have received a permit; their annual gross sales are capped at $50,000. The law has been implemented in only one county so far, Riverside. In Alameda County, many home kitchen operations have proliferated during the pandemic without the option to get proper permitting, leading to the health department cracking

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‘We have provided electricity to every home, aren’t we catering to all castes and religions’: Bihar BJP in-charge

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As the BJP campaign kicks off in Bihar, Bhupendra Yadav, Bihar BJP in-charge, talks to The Indian Express about the party’s position on the LJP, dismisses reports of distrust with JD(U), and insists the party is not following the Maharashtra Model in Bihar

How will the BJP convince voters that the LJP is not working on its behalf to damage JD(U)’s chances in some constituencies?

We have already expelled nine BJP rebel leaders who were contesting (against NDA candidates) on Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) ticket. Also, soon there will be several joint rallies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Besides, leaders from both the parties will campaign together.

But there have been reports about growing distrust between JD(U) and BJP workers on the ground…

We have already sent out a strong message to our workers. We have been working

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Solano County legalized home food popups. But chefs still can’t sell

Torri Donley

When Solano County approved a new California law that would legalize home-based kitchen operations in April, it seemed like Cheska Kistner’s plans to open a restaurant in her Benicia home would finally come to fruition. The measure, California’s AB626, allows for what are known as microenterprise food businesses, which Alameda County also made inroads toward legalizing yesterday. But no Bay Area county has yet fully implemented the 2018 law, leaving entrepreneurs like Kistner in limbo.

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Holly Willoughby gives rare look inside her home as her adorable cat Bluebell drinks from the sink

Torri Donley

HOLLY Willoughby posted a rare video from her kitchen as her cat Bluebell enjoyed a drink from the sink.

The 39-year-old shared the clip of the cute cat chugging from the tap in her modern kitchen.

Holly's cat Bluebell drinking from the sink

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Holly’s cat Bluebell drinking from the sinkCredit: hollywilloughby/Instagram

The furry feline named Bluebell was lapping up the running water as its owner filmed it hydrating through the chrome taps in her posh property.

The TV host has a gorgeous five-bedroom London mansion that she rarely gives her 6million Instagram followers a sneak peek of.

From a dreamy kitchen to spacious open plan living areas, Holly’s £3million family home is the stuff of home interior goals.

The plush pad is decked out with neutral tones for her interiors mixing contemporary and vintage chic.

Bluebell the cat in Holly's kitchen

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Bluebell the cat in Holly’s kitchenCredit: hollywilloughby/Instagram
The feline on a bed in Holly's mansion

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The feline on a bed in Holly’s mansionCredit: Instagram/Holly
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7 Starbucks Secret Menu Halloween Drinks To Make At Home During Spooky Season

Torri Donley

Spooky season is underway, and with that comes all the seasonal sips. Of course, Starbucks — home of the OG PSL — has plenty of fall drinks, but you can find further inspiration on the unofficial secret menu. If you’re craving a specialty sip, but don’t feel like going to your local Starbucks, you can channel your inner barista with these Starbucks secret menu Halloween drinks to make at home.

If you’re not familiar, the Starbucks secret menu isn’t an official menu in the store, but it’s a collection of drinks created by fans and baristas themselves — and there are a ton of sips inspired by Halloween movies. When ordering in the store, you’ll have to explain exactly what you want to the barista, but to skip the complications, you can try these at-home hacks:

1. Polyjuice Potion Frappuccino

The Polyjuice Potion Frappuccino, which is named after the shapeshifting

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PHOTOS: German foods and drinks for celebrating Oktoberfest at home | Multimedia

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SERVINGS: Makes 6 servings

INGREDIENTS:

• 6 slices top round (see hints below)

• 3 slices lean bacon

• 1 onion, sliced

• 3 garlic dill pickles, sliced

• 2 tbsp butter

• Mustard, salt, pepper, corn starch

• 1 – 2 cups water

INSTRUCTIONS:

• Season beef slices with salt and freshly ground pepper. Thinly spread mustard on top of each slice.

• Divide bacon, pickle, and onion slices on one end of each slice.

• Roll up slices, tucking the ends in and securing with skewers, wooden cocktail picks, or thread.

• Heat butter in skillet. Brown rouladen well on all sides. Do not crowd rouladen in skillet, or they will not brown nicely. Do in small batches if necessary. Add extra butter if needed.

• Once all rouladen are well browned, add 1 – 2 cups of hot water, gently stirring up browned bits. Return all rouladen

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Cacique Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month by Asking Chefs and American Home Cooks to Help Determine Third Annual Mexican Food Trends Forecast

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LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Cacique® Inc. – one of the country’s top authentic Mexican food brands – is shining a spotlight on the significant role Mexican food has on American culture by unveiling its third annual What’s Next in Mexican Cuisine trends forecast. The 2021 forecast predicts that Americans are ready to bring classic Mexican ingredients such dried chiles and traditional cheeses and cooking techniques like making tortillas into their kitchens as they spend more time at home than ever before.

To identify the top trends, Cacique teamed up with leading experts in Mexican cuisine – including award-winning chef and TV personality Aarón Sánchez of Johnny Sánchez in New Orleans, Chef Bricia Lopez of Guelaguetza in Los Angeles and Chef Santiago Gomez of Cantina La Veinte and Tacology in Miami – as well as surveyed home cooks across America to learn which

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Indian Cooking Tips: How To Make Stuffed Fried Chicken At Home

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Crunchy, crispy and juicy fried chicken is something we all love.

Highlights

  • Fried chicken is a delicious snack for every occasion
  • The crispy outer layer enclosing a juicy, succulent chicken is heavenly
  • Here is an easy stuffed fried chicken recipe you can try at home

A crispy, juicy fried chicken is perhaps every chicken lover’s dream, isn’t it? Imagine marinated chicken chunks, laced in fiery spices and fried in dollops of oil till a perfect crunch, didn’t the very thought make you slurp? Greasy, succulent chicken marinated with rustic spices itself makes for a wholesome meal! While we might’ve had all sorts of fried chicken around the world, some dipped in tangy sauce, some classic fried like the ones we love at KFC, but rarely do we come across innovative fried chicken dishes that are not just scrumptious but also comes with some stuffed goodness!

Yes, you read that right!

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50 best self-catering stays in Ireland – here’s a holiday home for every price point

Torri Donley

If staycations were the story of summer, self-catering was the story of our staycations.

ven before lockdowns lifted, we were Googling Covid’s hottest properties – self-contained houses and apartments where we could chill out, cook-in and control the comings and goings in our own space. Ireland’s 5,000 or so holiday homes turned out to be the real ‘travel bubbles’ of 2020 – with business briskest for coastal properties and well-known hotels with houses.

There were gripes about prices (some justified, others not so much), but expect rates to drop as we head into autumn – with basic, three-bed houses costing from around €500 a week. Value isn’t about the price tag alone, of course. If you want great locations, chic design, more space in which to sprawl and spoil-yourself features like standalone baths and picture windows, prepare to pay more.

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StarPhoenix YXE Chefs at Home: Evelyn Reisner of Fresh Dish Catering

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For this chef, food is love. It’s how she expresses love to friends and family, and watching guests enjoy her cooking is how she gets fed emotionally, she says. Hearing positive feedback from her clients is pure joy.

Evelyn and her catering team are currently working out of the very pretty Barn at Wind’s Edge — just a hop, skip and jump from the new Costco in Saskatoon. Evelyn is the in-house chef for the Barn, but also caters to off-site locations. She thrives on feeding people innovative and yet accessible meals.

Working the bride and groom’s personalities into menu items is something she and her team are proud of and have a lot of fun doing, she says.

Food waste is at top of mind for this chef. She’s careful to not purchase more ingredients than needed for an event, and she’s even teamed up with

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