WRITTEN BY LA VICTORIA STAFF

Did you know jarred salsa was invented 100 years ago? And we have La Victoria to thank for helping spice up every #TacoTuesday ever since. Looking to find a way to preserve the fresh taste of its mouthwatering recipe for authentic Mexican salsa, the folks at La Victoria took matters into their own hands and created the first-ever jarred salsa in North America in 1917. (For a little context, sliced bread wasn’t invented until 1928!)

Fast forward to a century later and that recipe for the now famous Salsa Brava still is made with the same simple ingredients and, along with 17 other deliciously festive varieties — all made with locally grown tomatoes that go from field to jar — is packaged in Southern California today. The La Victoria brand expanded to not only produce authentic, flavorful salsas, but also taco sauces, enchilada sauces, and chiles, all the while keeping the Mexican tradition alive and well in the hearts and bellies of generations of consumers.

 

Read more: LA VICTORIA® Brand Celebrates 100 Years of Salsa

See what 6,300 feet elevation can do for your soul at Granlibakken Tahoe.


WRITTEN BY ANNORA MCGARRY
PHOTOS COURTESY OF GRANLIBAKKEN TAHOE

Full Weekend of Events just $240

Imagine a soulful weekend reconnecting with nature, invigorating yourself with daily yoga sessions, and enjoying music and meditation in abundance. Surrounded by the majestic yet peaceful scenery of North Lake Tahoe, reset and relax before a busy summer season.

Just imagine if you could immerse yourself in this soulful retreat for just $240!

Well, now you can. That’s right—the full weekend of events for the Restorative Arts and Yoga Festival, or RAY, can be had for just $240 per person. This rate includes 12 workshops over three days, taught by local Tahoe yoga instructors, healers, and wellness experts, as well as meals and social hours. 

Sunrise Yoga

Start each day of RAY with a refreshing Sunrise Yoga and Meditation class.

Read more: Inaugural Restorative Arts and Yoga Festival in Tahoe

Yisreal garden

It wasn't about celebrity chefs, it was about home cooking. It wasn't about sustainable caviar, it was about sun-ripened tomatoes. It wasn't about "foodie," it was about food. When the Yisraels learned this past summer that the Sacramento Farm-to-Fork week's Tower Bridge dinner would be selling tickets with triple-digit price tags, they took action to show that a celebration of good food did not require city permits or gilded pomp and ceremony. Instead, they hosted a farm to fork dinner at their own Yisrael Family Farm, pre-empting the Tower Bridge dinner by a week. For only $20 a seat, they helped to serve a five-course vegetarian dinner with their own produce to a garden-full of farmers, musicians, activists and neighbors seeking to share the bounty of a grassroots movement right where it was planted.

Read more: Yisrael's Urban Garden

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