Lick the Plate is joined by Evelyn Weidner and Barbara Grice from the San Dieguito Heritage Museum to celebrate ‘All Things Growing…Our Agriculture Heritage’ with the 6th Annual Battle of the Lima and Other Beans Cook Off on Saturday, September 27. Local chefs, both amateur and professional, can use any dry bean to create their astoundingly creative dishes. Prizes will be awarded to the top dishes served. Last year, hundreds of locals experienced and enjoyed the Lima Bean Faire, so come early to be sure you get to taste all the entries!
The San Dieguito Heritage Museum brings to life the history of the entire North San Diego County area covered by the original Spanish land grant, collecting, preserving and interpreting the local history of Encinitas, Olivenhain, Leucadia, Cardiff, Solana Beach, Del Mar and Rancho Santa Fe. A first this year will be walk-through tours of the Teten House, the earliest farmhouse in Olivenhain, which has been relocated onto the Museum grounds. The Teten House is currently under extensive renovation, so you’ll get an early peek at what we believe will be one of our most noteworthy exhibits.
For the kids, there will be a Petting Zoo from the Olivenhain 4-H Club and other activities, plus a large Plant and Flower Silent Auction for gardeners, and enough baked goods to make your sweet tooth smile. Of course, admission to all the Museum buildings is free.
To participate as a chef in either the amateur or professional divisions, please register at www.sdheritage.org or call 760-632-9711 with questions. Event hours are noon to 4 pm, with food served from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded at 3:00 p.m. The San Dieguito Heritage Museum is located at 450 Quail Gardens Drive in Encinitas. More information can be found at www.sdheritage.org or by calling 760-632-9711.