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More Mediterranean: Sicily

In today's Seasonal Pantry, which you can read here, I discuss the resurgence in popularity of the Mediterranean diet and its special relevance to California. I also promise to post links to Mediterranean dishes from the Seasonal Pantry archives.  This is the first of a series of posts, [...]

By | March 6th, 2013|0 Comments

More Superbowl Foods, Part 2: Chef Michael Mina’s Cioppino

San Francisco Chef Michael Mina is one of our culinary titans, with 17 restaurants in 8 states. (For details, visit his web site here.)  He's also a big 49ers fan and is currently in New Orleans for the game. Also, as many top chefs do, Mina uses ingredients [...]

By | January 30th, 2013|0 Comments

Cooking with Wine: Some Favorite Recipes

As I promised in today's Seasonal Pantry, which you can read here, I'm posting links to some of my favorite recipes that call for wine. Because I use it so frequently, it is impossible to include all the recipes here. I've chosen those most suited to fall and winter and [...]

By | November 14th, 2012|0 Comments

Fresh From Our Farmers: Redwood Empire Farmers Market Opens

On Saturday morning, not long before the kick-off of the Rose Parade, a new farmers market opened in the west parking lot of the Santa Rosa Veterans Building. The Redwood Empire Farmers Market is the fourth farmers market in Santa Rosa. For a summary of Santa Rosa markets, [...]

By | May 25th, 2012|2 Comments

Fresh From Our Farmers: Last Day at Vets Building for Santa Rosa Original Farmers Market

On Wednesday at noon, the Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market ends its nearly four-decade long run in the east parking lot of the Santa Rosa Veterans Building, located at the corner of Brookwood and Maple Ave., across from the fairgrounds. The Wednesday market opens, as it always has, at [...]

By | May 15th, 2012|13 Comments

Fresh From Our Farmers: Sebastopol

By the look of it on Sunday, news is out that the Sebastopol farmers market has gone year round. A few weeks ago, the market was not that well attended but a change began in mid January. Lately I’ve heard fewer people surprised that the market operates continuously, instead of [...]

By | February 18th, 2012|0 Comments

Fresh From Our Farmers: Santa Rosa Saturday Market

Intimations of spring punctuated Saturday’s farmers market in Santa Rosa: fresh fava leaves from Bernier Farms, strawberries and Haas avocados from the Central Coast, and an Italian variety of avocado, thin-skinned, deliciously buttery and reminiscent of Hawaiian avocados, though smaller, from DeSantis Farm. EarthWorker Farm offered sunflower spouts, First Light [...]

By | February 2nd, 2012|0 Comments

Dungeness Crab: A How-To Guide, with Recipes

For the most succulent Dungeness crab, cook it yourself. Eat This Now's step-by-step instructions make it easy. Honest.

By | December 2nd, 2011|15 Comments

Fresh From Our Farmers: Sebastopol in the Rain

Most farmers markets operate rain or shine and although a rainy Sunday morning is a great excuse to linger in bed with the paper , the Sebastopol farmers markets offer delicious rewards--including some of the best strawberries anywhere-- for anyone who decides to rise and shine.

By | June 6th, 2011|2 Comments

Fresh From Our Farmers: Santa Rosa #2

Over the last several years, farmers markets, always a great destination for seasonal produce, have become among the best sources for healthy fats and proteins. The Saturday Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market has what may be the best selection of all Sonoma County markets.

By | May 30th, 2011|6 Comments