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What’s your favorite turkey dressing? Here’s mine, along with other delicious options.

At heart, I’m pretty much of a traditionalist when it comes to turkey dressing. Here’s my favorite way to stuff a turkey. … Read More »

Fresh From Our Farmers: Green String Farm on the cusp of spring

If you turn from Adobe Rd. into the long driveway that leads to Petaluma’s Green String Farm Store, you’ll notice several leafless trees with thin golden upright branches. Morning sun glances off them so beautifully that it is tempting to simply stop driving and drink in the sight. If you continue to the farm, as you should, you’ll find some of these branches–they are willows–bundled for sale. You can take some a bunch home to decorate your porch  say, or… Read More »

420 Tribute: Remembering Brownie Mary

UPDATE: This entry was originally in November of last year but in honor of April 20 and all things 420, I’m reposting it. Brownie Mary was a wonderful and unforgettably kind woman. *** As I watched the results of the election last night, Brownie Mary suddenly popped into my mind, especially as I watched Prop 19 go down in defeat. In the early 1990s, she was arrested for making pot-infused brownies, which she distributed to the sickest of the AIDS… Read More »

Greenstring Farm Store, Open Daily 10 to 6

On the eastern edge of Petaluma, you’ll find one of the North Bay’s best farm stores, Greenstring Farm, a project of Bob Cannard and Fred Cline. And don’t miss the turntable! You can listen to a favorite record while you shop. … Read More »

Spanish Musica: A most delicious green bean

It’s green bean season and as you would expect, the best of the harvest is available at our farmers markets. Don’t miss Middleton Farm’s Spanish Musica. And don’t undercook your green beans, lest you incur the wrath of Julia Child’s ghost. … Read More »