Written by Natasha Gunion (Features Writer) During this pandemic, people have picked up many new hobbies, including baking and cooking. Although that can be very fun, it is always nice to eat out and try different restaurants and or food places. Now that we are asked to stay inside as much as possible, some personal … More Local Santa Cruz County Restaurants to Get Food From (Safely)
Written by Lio Rowan (Features Writer) Winter has come and it’s cold outside. So cold that puddles of water ice over in the early mornings and our breath is a fog in our faces, as we all stay busy trying to keep warm; stocking up on Hot Cocoa, fuzzy socks, and heated blankets. A whole … More A Warm Soup Recipe for the Winter Months
Written by Kayla Hoffman (Features Writer) Something festive that a lot of families tend to do around the holidays is decorating cookies. Whether or not the cookies are left for Santa or eaten for dessert, we can all agree that the process of decorating them can be super fun as well as baking the cookies … More A Tasty Cookie Recipe to Try This Holiday Season!
Written by Kayla Hoffman (Features Writer) Fall and Winter give us a great chance to bake with our families for Thanksgiving and Christmas. There’s the regular savory main course and afterward comes all the desserts. A popular favorite among Fall and Winter desserts is pumpkin pie, however, you can create a twist with this traditional … More A Great Fall Recipe for Mini Pumpkin Pies
Written By Lio Rowan (Features Writer) Ristorante Casa Nostra in Ben Lomand is an exciting Italian restaurant that opened in 2012. The striking redwoods that surrounded the place gave it an air of privacy and an almost cozy winter feeling. We walked up the wheelchair-accessible ramp and found beautiful planters around the entrance, and beautiful … More Looking to Dine out in The Valley? Look no Further Than Casa Nostra
Written by Caitlynn Woods (Features Writer) While some resturaunts offer only curbside pickup, some takeout, some delivery, it’s always nice to know what’s open. These are some of the many restaurants available in local areas like Ben Lomond, Felton, and Scotts Valley. To begin, here are some restaurants that offer ordinary takeout in our local … More Where to Eat in San Lorenzo Valley During COVID-19
Written by Kayla Hoffman (Features Writer) Fall is now here which means we get to wear cozy sweaters and enjoy hot drinks. A particular popular drink during this time of year is the typical Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks. Starbucks is many people’s go-to place for a quick coffee drink, however, we cannot forget about … More Get Cozy with a Warm Drink at The White Raven
Written by Caitlynn Woods (Features Writer) As we all sit at home bored out of our minds, what better to do in these times than try something new! These are two fall recipes to try: First, a traditional pumpkin pie recipe (the only thing different about it is the fact that it came from the … More Get Ready for Fall With Some Festive Treats
Written by Zachary Reaves (Features Editor) Due to the Covid-19 pandemic that has been plaguing us for the last 6 months, many places have needed to close down due to the national quarantine. However, recently several local establishments have been reopened to some effect. Specifically, there are multiple restaurants, parks, and entertainment services that are … More What to Eat or Do in Santa Cruz and in the Valley During Quarantine
Winter is an amazing time to start baking and having fun in the kitchen with family. There are all sorts of treats varying from peppermint hot cocoa, gingerbread, shortbread cookie, eggnog, and fudge. So many delicious ideas, there are two different recipes in this article, one for Non-Alcoholic Eggnog and the other, Triple-Chocolate Peppermint Fudge. … More Easy-To-Make Holiday Treats for Everyone
Teenagers at SLV are living on coffee these days. With all those long nights studying and waking up early preparing for the day ahead. Coffee is a must for many students, so fellow students and I went to find out what truly is the best coffee shop around. We traveled from Felton to Scotts Valley, … More Review of our Local Coffee Shops in the San Lorenzo Valley and Scotts Valley
These recipes are super simple, fun, and easy! Recipes include Halloween Marshmallow Pops, Bloody Halloween S’mores, and Bloody Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies, all Halloween themed due to the close proximity this holiday is. First, the Marshmallow Pops, you will need, 12 large marshmallows, one 10-ounce bag of candy melts, an assortment of sprinkles, some lollipop … More Simple and Easy At Home Dessert Recipes for Halloween
by Atara Miller Finding the right restaurant can be difficult when taking environment, service, and quality into play. There is a popular, and growing demand for engquist sushi, as the food has increasingly become mainstream. Fortunately, here in San Lorenzo Valley and Scotts Valley, there are no shortages of enticing sushi restaurants. Sushi restaurants in … More Overview of San Lorenzo Valley Sushi Spots
Pumpkin Bread-Bottom Cheesecake: Ingredients (for 8 servings) PUMPKIN BREAD 1 ¾ cups pumpkin puree 2 egg 1 cup sugar ¾ cup vegetable oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 ½ cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice 1 teaspoon salt CHEESECAKE 24 oz cream cheese, at room … More Fun Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes to Try Out
The Skeleton War, the memes, and now, the Candy Corn Wars. Candy corn factions have already been formed, and October 31st could turn into a full-on bloodbath as tensions between candy corn enthusiasts and anti-corners begin to escalate. Candy preference has always been a topic once the spooky month rolls around, with candy trades and … More SLVHS Students Preparing for Battle in Candy Corn Wars
It is October! We have entered Fall and this month was filled with many great changes and events including our beloved holiday Halloween. We are also approaching holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, and what better way to celebrate these holidays than with pie! Some of the most common pies in the fall season include Pumpkin, … More Pecan Pie vs. Pumpkin Pie: The Two Best Holiday Pies
With Halloween coming around the corner, we need to start making fun and cute treats! Here are some recipes you can use to spice up your Halloween, including the following recipes Creepy Cookies, Candy Corn Rice Krispies treats, and finally Jack O’ Lantern chocolate ice cream bowls. Hope you enjoy! Creepy Cookiez By Pamela Shank … More Creepy Cookies, Candy Corn Rice Krispies & Jack O’ Lantern chocolate ice cream bowls for Halloween Leisure
Halloween, other known as the best night of the year; is filled with fun and laughter. The best part of this spooky, spectacular night is the candy. Hopefully, after reading this article, you’ll get a good idea of what kind of candy to get or not get for your friends and family this upcoming Halloween! … More What Is The Best Halloween Candy?
Cafeteria food. Is it getting better or worse at SLVHS? Some say worse, and I would have to agree. The main concerns kids have are the food selections becoming worse in quality, and the portions getting smaller. Based on student responses, there are common favorite and least favorite options. The majority of students say that … More Is the cafeteria food getting worse at SLVHS?
Ever have had a craving for a smoothie during lunch time, but didn’t know where to go? Luckily, your problem has been solved. On Thursday, September 7th myself, Tulsi Carroll, Simone Sutton, Aiden LeRoux, and Nathan Moore went out to the closest cafes in Felton and Scotts Valley to give you some feedback.
Often, during the holidays, people come together to cook. Cooking and learning from others is a way to get closer to people, especially family. People all over the world have different kinds of recipes that are shared with people that they care about, making their feast more special for everyone. This first recipe is called … More Bored of your holiday cookies? Try these!
Are there too many piles of homework and not enough hours in the night to finish them all, while somehow managing to make it to school the next day having gotten a decent amount of sleep? Have you finally reached that point where it’s exhausting to simply stay awake? Lucky for you, you’re not alone. … More Where to Get the Best Coffee Fix in the Valley
With the Fall season having just arrived, here is a recipe guaranteed to amaze the most difficult to impress in one’s household. One might not want to follow the procedure that some, who live in pumpkin-puree-free areas of the earth, are forced to endure. Searching out the ripe pumpkin, baking it, scraping out the flesh, … More ‘Tis the Season for Baking
Turkey Club? Yum! With lunch time at San Lorenzo Valley High being only 30 minutes long, food options may seem to be very limited; this month I explored where you could find the best sandwich, while still making it back in time for fifth or sixth period. To find this, I researched restaurants I could … More The battle for the best sandwich in the Valley; Masood’s, New Leaf tops
The Santa Cruz Community Farmers’ Market is a non-profit organization that has been around since the Fall of 1990, right after the Loma Prieta earthquake. The earthquake devastated Northern California, and the SCCFM came together to sell local organic Farmer’s produce. Since then, the Santa Cruz Community Farmers’ Market has grown from a small gathering … More Santa Cruz County Farmers’ Markets are open for a season of fresh food
Mason jar salads are a fun and easy way to keep your salads fresh by layering different ingredients. By layering the ingredients it keeps the dressing on the bottom so that the rest of the salad does not get soggy, so it keeps better. Not only are they delicious but you can make it your … More Quick and easy mason jar salads for on the go
As a vegetarian living in a meat worshipping home, family dinners can be challenging and somewhat hard to deal with. Making vegetarian dinners can be repetitive, and sometimes it is hard to find healthy options for protein other than tofu. Eating fruits, vegetables, grains and nuts are always healthy options; but sometimes it is hard … More What it’s like being a vegetarian
Photo: marthastewart.com; seededatthetable.com Thanksgiving is a time for family, fun and lots of food. The only problem is what do you do with all the leftovers? The overwhelming amount of leftover turkey, stuffing, pie and mashed potatoes can be hard to look at without feeling wasteful. So here are two simple, short and helpful recipes … More Don’t know what to do with your Thanksgiving leftovers? Here’s two recipes to try!
Photo by skinnytaste.com Halloween is just around the corner, and with it comes an appetite for adorable and spooky treats. “Boo”-nanas are both healthy and delicious, and the recipe is very simple and fun to make. These provide the perfect opportunity to get into the Halloween spirit on with these cute banana ghosts covered in … More Adorable (and somewhat healthy) Halloween treats
Photo by yummly.com Graveyard brownies are cute and easy to make treats that will give you a delicious snack and the time to sit down and get your Halloween spirit on. The recipe, that takes less than an hour to make, is a fun activity that anyone can enjoy doing, including famous youtubers Dan Howell … More How to make a cute chocolate brownie graveyard
This salad is a great go-to for a hot day. The light dressing is sure to add a lot of flavor to the crunchy green beans. With garlic, jalapeno, soy sauce, and ginger, the sauce adds quite a kick. The pasta has the carbohydrates needed to fill you up. The cilantro and fresh vegetables provide … More This Asian green Bean salad recipe is a great lunch for hot days
Vietnamese Chicken Sandwich Any one of these delicious ingredients are sold at almost any supermarket. This sandwich is a simpler version of a Vietnamese Bahn Mi sandwich. However, you are not going to miss out on any of its delicious flavors. To be make this sandwich vegetarian or vegan, you can replace baked chicken with … More Delicious and healthy Vietnamese sandwich recipe
Using local and in season ingredients can easily make or break any dish. In corn bread using real corn is a necessity to help make your cornbread the best on the block. For the month of April, corn is an in season vegetable along with many other things. This cornbread recipe is delicious and easy … More Recipe: Cornbread
Mandarin Oranges are a type of in season fruit that can be found in any stores or farmers markets around this time of year. The term mandarin orange refers to all types of tangerines like Clementines, Satsuma, Dancy and Honey. Tangerines are the sweetest of the citrus fruits. They are a good source of Vitamin … More Recipe: Tropical Breakfast Parfait.
With St. Patrick(or Padriag)’s day having already passed, that doesn’t mean the fun with corned beef and cabbage has to end. This stew is more of an American dish for this holiday, but it still is a favorite by many. This recipe incorporates cabbage, a seasonal vegetable, and meat, both of which are put into … More Recipe: Corned Beef and Cabbage
In February, only a few of the local fruits and vegetables are in season. Oranges, lemons, papayas, broccoli and cauliflower are among the fruits and vegetables that are in season. With Valentine’s Day just passing and desserts still on our mind, treat yourself with a Chocolate-Orange Torte. Oranges are sweet, add a hint of tang … More Recipe: Chocolate Orange Torte
Valentine’s Day is a day full of love, candy and desserts. These butter cookies are wonderful for a Valentine’s Day dessert or anytime where you are feeling you want something sweet. These cookies make 3-4 dozen when using the original recipe and take about 30 minutes (including prep time). These butter cookies come from http://www.allrecipes.com … More Classic Valentines Day Butter Cookies
Living in Santa Cruz County, all different kinds of local fruits and vegetables are available at a moment’s notice. There are many fruits and vegetables in season this winter, like lemons and winter squash. Using local seasonal fruit and vegetables, can make a dish go from being okay to outstanding, and these lemon squares are … More Recipe: Lemon Bar Delight
Driving through downtown Felton, it is hard to miss the newest restaurant in the valley. After months of anticipation during the time that the building was being remodeled, The Cremer House recently opened on Wednesday, December 3rd. Its first months have been an immense success, as one can easily perceive by the amount of activity … More The Cremer House brings fine dining with folksy aesthetic to Felton
Imagine that you’re are sitting in your room and coming from down the hall is the smell of rich chocolate. As you run to the kitchen, a plate full of fudge is sitting there waiting for someone to devour it. You take a bite and the flavors and texture of the fudge are out of … More Delectable Fudge Recipe
Winter break gives us an opportunity to spend time with family, curl up by the fire, slow down and take a rest. Towards the end of a semester many people become increasingly stressed with school and preparing for finals, so it is a good idea to engage in some divinely selfish downtime over break. Spending … More Strawberry Cheesecake Pancakes
Looking for a delicious pumpkin treat? These moist and light pumpkin cream cheese frosting cookies from AllRecipes.com will send your taste buds into a November bliss! Its easy and require ingredients you may already have in your kitchen cabinet. These cookies will soon be a family favorite of yours, and unlike other pumpkin recipes these … More Delicious Pumpkin Cookies Recipe
As the leaves on the trees start slowly taking on a reddish hue, the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, many people are drawn to the warmth of cozy coffee shops and the steamy drinks they serve. One iconic drink that reemerges in the fall is the Pumpkin Spice Latte. However, this year … More What is Really in Your Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte?
Halloween has always been one of the most beloved American holidays, but today we are faced with the realization that it is not what it once was. Instead of a fun family experience, it can now lead to potentially dangerous situations. To stay safe this Halloween without compromising the enjoyment, you must beware of tricks … More Stay safe this Halloween with these easy tips
As Halloween approaches, the unfortunate fact is that many people with allergies have every reason to be paranoid. Not all candy packaging is marked with ingredients, and this could pose a serious threat to people with severe food allergies. This year, try some alternative halloween treats, instead of candy, for trick-or-treaters who bring some common … More Alternative Halloween Treats
The local art and wine festival in Boulder Creek benefitted local artists, musicians and even students. This Labor Day Weekend benefit was held to support Boulder Creek Elementary School’s Art Masterpiece program and the I.O.O.F (Independent of Odd Fellows) scholarship; a scholarship for high school students. The I.O.O.F scholarship is a fund for qualified students … More Music festival in Boulder Creek supported local students and artisans
Recipe: Blueberry and Cream Angel Food Cake Dessert If you find yourself craving a refreshing dessert this month, try making this easy blend of fresh fruit, cake, and creamy topping. This all comes together to make you a delicious parfait treat for you and your friends. Ingredients: 12 ounces frozen blueberries 2 tablespoons granulated sugar … More Blueberry and Cream Angel Food Cake recipe
Santa Cruz County offers its residents many diverse eating options. With so much variety we can overlook some of the best food in the county. Use these recommendations by SLV students to find your new favorite place to satisfy your hunger. Best Coffeehouse: The White Raven Located in Downtown Felton, the White Raven has … More Student’s favorite restaraunts in the area that you should check out.