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February 11, 2016 6:55 pm

Be sure to stop by the leasing office tomorrow February 12th between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p,m. Come and create chocolate masterpieces with fresh strawberries and our chocolate fountain! **While Supplies Last**

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Chef-Approved Tips for Cleaning a Cast Iron Skillet

February 10, 2016 5:00 pm

The trusty cast iron skillet is a mainstay in any home chef’s kitchen, but it’s also one of the most confusing items when it comes to its care. Should you wash it with water? Try a salt scrub? These chef-approved tips will show you exactly how to clean your cast iron skillet properly — and tell you which techniques you should never use!

  • Never use soap. No matter what you do, never soak your skillet in soapy water. This removes the natural, nonstick coating that comes from frequent use and oil absorption.
  • Clean it while still warm. This makes it much easier to remove food particles.
  • Use a stiff brush. Using a stiff brush made of natural materials that won’t melt, run the skillet under hot water and give it a good scrubbing. This will remove food without stripping it of its natural oils and seasonings.
  • Sprinkle on salt. To remove particularly built-up food particles, sprinkle coarse Kosher salt on the surface of the pan. Scrub it dry, and then run water over the surface to remove the salt.
  • Dry. Dry your pan using a clean towel or by letting it sit on the stove on low heat.
  • Season. Finally, apply a light coating of oil or shortening to lock in that lovely seasoning.

How To Clean and Season an Old, Rusty Cast Iron Skillet [Apartment Therapy]
Cleaning and Seasoning a Cast-Iron Skillet [Real Simple]
How To Clean a Cast Iron Skillet [The Kitchn]

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Elmwood Café: Organic, Locally Sourced Lunches

February 3, 2016 5:01 pm

Elmwood Café features a menu crafted from fresh, organic ingredients by local artisanal producers, whenever possible. Friendly service and a warm, welcoming ambiance add to appeal of this popular eatery.

Breakfast is a great time to stop by for a bold cup of freshly brewed java and a poached egg sandwich, buttermilk waffle, or frittata with mushroom, peppers, and cheddar. Yummy pastries include buttermilk biscuits, apricot scones, blueberry muffins, and peach coffeecake. Lunch offerings feature dishes such as the curried chicken salad sandwich; yam, ginger, and coconut milk soup; California spring salad with shaved asparagus; hummus and veggie sandwich; and grilled cheese with havarti and gruyere. Sandwiches are served with a salad of organic mixed greens.

Elmwood Café
2900 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 843-1300

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