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Susan Talks About Why She Sponsors the Trolley

The Santa Cruz Trolley has been apart of the Santa Cruz Summer Experience for five seasons now. Starting off with one trolley and a two stop route, the service has doubled with two trolleys, four stops, and over 46,000 riders hopping on the trolley last year. Link to read the article Watch the video with …

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Santa Cruz offer quintessentially California experiences

The slice of California that is home to Monterey, Carmel-by-the-Sea and Santa Cruz is foremost known as a picturesque place that lures outdoorsy types who appreciate beautiful coastal sights. While meeting attendees also enjoy soaking in the views here, there are other quintessential experiences that set the area apart from other West Coast meetings contenders. …

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Buttermilk Bourbon Vanilla Pound Cake

1 cup butter, room temperature 3 cups sugar 4 eggs 1 tsp. Bourbon Barrel-Aged Madagascar Vanilla Extract 3 cups flour 1/4 tsp. baking soda pinch of salt 1 cup buttermilk Using a mixer, cream together butter and sugar, add eggs and vanilla. Sift flour, and then sift again with baking soda and salt. Alternating the …

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Zucchini Noodles with Fresh Olive Oil

Ingredients 6 fresh zucchini 2 teaspoons sea salt 3 tablespoons of True Olive Connection * Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Infused Olive Oil 1 clove garlic, minced (optional) Salt and pepper to taste 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese *     All of our olive oils work wonderful, it is a personal preference. I absolutely love it …

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Greek Walnut Spice Cake

Makes: 12 servings Active Time: 45 minutes Total Time: 2 hours INGREDIENTS CAKE 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil (Arbosana, Nocellara, Arbequina) 1 1/4 cups coarsely chopped walnuts, divided 1 1/2 cups white whole-wheat flour (see Note) 1/2 cup barley flour (see Note) 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon baking soda …

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Citrus Ginger Cake with Spiced Orange Compote

THIS RECIPE CALLS FOR: 1/2 cup honey 1/4 cup mild-flavored extra-virgin olive oil (I suggest Arbosana, Arbequina,or  Nocellara) 2 large eggs, at room temperature, separated (see Tip) 2 tablespoons freshly grated orange or Meyer lemon zest 1/3 cup fresh orange or Meyer lemon juice 5 tablespoons chopped crystallized ginger, divided 1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour …

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Olive Leaf Tea

Our olive leaf tea has a rich amber color, several health benefits and unique flavor. It is nutty with a slight bitter edge when served hot. Cool and refreshing when served chilled (ideal with lemon). Olive leaf tea has a rich history. The naturally occurring compounds (free radical scavenging antioxidants, oleuropein, hydroxytyrosol, polyphenols and flavonoids) …

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Stuffed Zucchini with Chicken Sausage

Ingredients: 4 medium sized zucchinis, ends trimmed 3 tablespoons True Olive Connection Tuscan Herb Olive Oil 2 links Italian-style chicken sausage, casings removed 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes (optional) salt and ground black pepper to taste 1/2 sweet onion (such as Vidalia or Maui), chopped 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 (14.5 ounce) can whole …

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Strawberry Balsamic Lemonade

Ingredients: 16oz. Lemonade 6 Tbsp. True Olive Conneciton White Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar 2 Tbsp. Chopped Fresh Mint Splash of Sparkling Water Splash of Strawberry Puree Top with a slice of fresh strawberry Directions: Mix lemonade with True Olive Connection Strawberry Balsamic and mint. Add sparkling water and stir gently. Top with a little strawberry puree and a fresh …

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