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May 2015



Jamul Haven Monthly Newsletter
In this issue:
Recipes from Yesterday
Hints from Yesterday
Guest Update
Jamul Haven Events
News from Jamul Haven
Innkeeper Update
History Update
Upcoming Local Events

Recipes from Yesterday
Recipes from “The Everyday Cook-Book,” (c) 1889 and found in the Jamul Haven Angel House.
 
Yeast (for bread): Put two quarts of water and two tablespoonfuls of hops on to boil. Pare and grate six large potatoes. When the hops and water boil strain the water on the grated potatoes, and stir well. Place on the stove and boil up once. Add half a cupful of sugar and one-forth cup of salt. Let the mixture get blood-warm; then add one cupful of yeast, or one cake of compressed yeast, and let it rise in a warm place five or six hours. When well-risen turn into a stone jug. Cork this tightly and set in a cool place.
 

Hints from Yesterday
Hints from “The Everyday Cook-Book,” (c) 1889 and found in the Jamul Haven Angel House.
 
Kitchen Work: If every iron, pot, pan, kettle or any utensil used in the cooking of food, be washed as soon as emptied, and while still hot, half the labor will be saved. if the range be wiped carefully with brown paper, after cooking greasy food, it can be kept bright with little difficulty. A clean, tidy kitchen can only be secured by having a place for everything and everything in its place. Milk keeps from souring longer in a shallow pan than in a milk pitcher. Hash smoothly plastered down will sour more readily than if left in broken masses in the chopping bowl, each mass being well exposed to the air. Sauce, plan, and for immediate use, should not be put into a jar and covered when warm, else it will change and ferment very quickly. Let it stand until perfectly cold, then put into a stone jar and it will keep some days.

 

Guest Update
Julien and Rachel visited from West Hollywood. Robert and Peggy celebrated an anniversary. Shana celebrated a birthday. Bud and Carlene visited from Manhattan Beach.
 

Jamul Haven Events
 
We’re completely booked for Mother’s Day weekend, but we still have availability over the Memorial day weekend, Father’s Day, and our annual BBQ and firework’s extravaganza on July 3rd.

News from Jamul Haven
We’re building a staircase up the hillside to provide access to the greenhouse and fruit trees. It’s all part of the landscaping work that we’re now doing on the property above the houses. To build the staircase (and some related retaining walls), we’re using building timbers from Home Depot, which are basically grownup Lincoln Logs. We drill a hole in them and hammer some rebar through the holes and into the ground to keep them in place, and for the cap we just drill the hole half-way through and set them onto the rebar.
 

 

Innkeeper Update

The steroid injection on Marianne’s other side worked out great, and her leg/back pain is now very manageable. Unfortunately, it seems like everyone’s come down with a bad cold. 
     We’ve got a pair of Mallard ducks that have decided to nest on the property down in the canyon. Each morning at about 5:30 they get a quick bath in the pool, preen a bit, then return to their canyon nest. It’s fun watching them fly in an orbit around the property, honking protectively. We’re expecting to see baby ducks before too long.
 

 

History Update
(Reprinted from April 2012)
 
Jamul Haven History, The End of the Olive Empire
 
Independent recognition of the Gifford’s contributions are easy to find. The San Diego Historical Society produced “San Diego County Pioneer Families, A Collection of Family Histories Compiled by Members and Friends of the San Diego Historical Society,” that included Charles M. Gifford as one of the important founding members.
 
Samuel Black’s 1913 history of San Diego County called out Gifford as proprietor of the Gifford Olive Works and noted, “he stands prominent among the successful men who are utilizing the natural resources of the state in the cultivation of crops, which are adding materially to the wealth of southern California (Black 1913: page 287). He added that Gifford had long been associated with building up the olive business into extensive proportions:
 
He has been actuated by a spirit of enterprise and determination that has enabled him to push steadily forward to the goal of success. The Gifford Olive Works are today regarded as one of the leading productive industries here. In preparing and packing he has placed upon the market five brands which are well known. Among them are Gifford’s Special, which are the largest olives grown in California, and Gifford’s Select, extra fancy, medium, and standard grades. The packing plant is most modern in its construction and equipment and the olives are all packed in the extra coated sanitary cans, no solder being used. Today, the shipment from this plant carries the best methods for preparing the crop for the market and the excellence of his product, combined with his own business reliability, has brought him a gratifying measure of success (Black 1913:288).
 
The C.M. Gifford & Company operated until 1961. At that time, the family sold to C. Arnholt Smith. He transferred the facilities to the Westgate Breast of Chicken plant at the foot of Crosby Street. They then produced olives and pickled cauliflower (San Diego Union February 3, 1961). At the time, C.M. Gifford operated four olive packing plants in San Diego and provided significant employment for both the City and County of San Diego.

Upcoming Local Events
SALUTE OUR OWN – Watermedia ART Show

San Diego Watercolor Society

Apr 29 – May 30, 2015
Price: Free to public
Region: Point Loma, Harbor Island & Shelter Island

Art Show at SD Watercolor Society: “Salute Our Own” All are welcome! Come enjoy!
 

Military Families Art Show – SD WatercolorcSociety

San Diego Watercolor Society

May 1 – 10, 2015
Price: Free
Region: Point Loma, Harbor Island & Shelter Island

Art Show of military families’ paintings at San Diego Watercolor Society Education Center at Liberty Station.
 

Gator By The Bay-Zydeco, Blues & Crawfish Festival

Bon Temps Social Club of San Diego

May 7 – 10, 2015
Price: Thursday – $25-$95 Friday & Sunday – $30 Saturday – $35
Venue: Spanish Landing Park
Region: Downtown

Join us in the largest, authentic Louisiana-themed festival this side of the bayous, featuring four days of live music on six stages, dancing, parading, shopping, playing & eating over 10,000 pounds of mouthwatering crawfish straight from Louisiana!
 

FAB Authority Workshop

Fashion Week San Diego

May 7, 2015
Price: Free
Venue: FIDM San Diego
Region: Downtown

Fashion. Art. Business. (FAB) Authority is a free resource designed aid emerging businesses and artists launch, grow, and maintain their brand.
 

Garden Party of the Century

Balboa Park

May 9, 2015
Price: Free
Region: Downtown

The Garden Party of the Century will be a day-long affair celebrating the Balboa Park Centennial and honoring the Panama-California Exhibition of 1915.
 

67th Annual Ocean Beach Kite Festival
May 9, 2015
Price: Free
Region: Point Loma, Harbor Island & Shelter Island

Spend the day at the Ocean Beach Kite Festival enjoying Live Music, Street Fair, Carnival Rides and, of course, Kites.
 

Festival of the Arts in North Park & Craft Beer Block
May 16, 2015
Price: Festival – Free
Craft Beer Block – $35-$65
Region: Hillcrest

The Festival of the Arts in North Park includes local art, live music and dance performances, eco-friendly activities, vendors, fabulous food, and craft beer.
 

House of Pacific Relations’ Ethnic Food Fair

House of Pacific Relations International Cottages

May 23 – 24, 2015
Price: Free Nominal charge for Food
Region: Downtown

Annual celebration of food from around the world! Sample the culinary treats of 33 different cultures and witness performances in native costumes.
 

Coronado Promenade Summer Concert Series

Coronado Visitor Center and Historical Association & Museum

May 24, 2015 – on-going
Price: Free
Venue: Spreckels Park
Region: Coronado

Sunday concerts in the park are signature elements of the Coronado experience where friendships and family memories are made. This summer’s series promises to be as entertaining, fun and awesome as any in our 45-year history.
 

Julian Gold Rush Days

Julian Chamber of Commerce

May 30 – 31, 2015
Price: Free
Region: East County

Julian Gold Rush Days is a great opportunity to turn back the clock and give visitors an idea what Julian was like in its early days. It’s entertainment for the whole family!
 


 

 

 

William Roetzheim  |  13518 Jamul Drive  |  Jamul, CA 91935  |  http://www.level4press.com
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