This week’s local highlight is almonds from Billings Ranch, which is located under 150 miles from Oxy. Almonds are one of California’s most important crops. Billings Ranch has been family owned since 1913, and with four generations of experience they have become masters of growing almonds in the central valley. Incidentally, Oxy has a connection to Billings Ranch - Chef Meesh’s cousin is the owner! Knowing that they produce a top quality product with good agricultural practices, Meesh chose these almonds for Thursday’s Moroccan Chicken.
Almonds aren’t actually technically a nut, but are the seed from a medium sized stone fruit tree with fragrant pink flowers. Almonds are high in healthy monounsaturated fats, reducing the risk of heart disease. They...Read More