Oven mitts, activate: Eating at home has its allure too! This year, whip up the most fantastic culinary masterpieces for your friends and family (you thought they'd all leave after the holidays, but you were dead wrong). Didn't get the cookbook you wanted this year? Head to Mint + Craft in SLO and pick up a copy of Salad for President, one of the best foodie tomes of 2017. This visually rich collection of inventive recipes and conversations with artists, architects, and musicians is sure to shake off any January cooking blues and get those creative juices flowing (saladforpresident.com). Δ
Hayley Thomas Cain is drinking her weight in green juices this month. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.