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Spring Deliciousness from the Farmers Market

Spring deliciousness is easy to create when you shop at your local farmers markets for butter, eggs, artichokes, asparagus, leeks, nettles, grapefruit & more

By | April 15th, 2015|0 Comments

French Lamb Loaf, Sicilian Frittata & Other Delicious Options for Easter Brunch

Savory Bread Pudding, easy to make, easy to transport and absolutely delicious In the April 4, 2012 Seasonal Pantry, which you can read here, I offer two delicious recipes–Savory Bread Pudding with Leeks, Asparagus & Sausage and Spring Frittata with Mustard & Herbs--that are ideal for Easter brunch that [...]

By | April 15th, 2013|6 Comments

Fresh From Our Farmers: Green String Farm & Institute

On Sunday afternoon, as shadows grew long and the wind had me reaching for a warm scarf, the parking lot of Green String Farms was bustling with cars, customers coming and going, arms full of spring’s early harvest. The farm store is surrounded by “U-Dig” flower starts, vegetable [...]

By | April 2nd, 2012|0 Comments

Eggs in Spring: Poached, Slow-Scrambled, Baked & More

Except during the year's darkest days and when she is moulting, a hen produces an egg every 24 to 28 hours. She doesn't need a rooster around to do it. She can't not do it. Not long after she lays one egg, she begins producing another. Some hens are happier [...]

By | March 21st, 2012|0 Comments

Fresh From Our Farmers: French Garden Farm Stand

Twice a week Lilia Viramontes sets up the farm stand she manages in the parking lot of the French Garden Restaurant (8050 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol). On Sunday, as the restaurant serves brunch, the stand is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 1 to 5 p.m. The [...]

By | March 12th, 2012|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | February 13th, 2012|0 Comments

Sunday’s Soup: Scotch Broth

When you have good ingredients--especially homemade stock--on hand or nearby, it is easy to make a delicious soup.

By | January 25th, 2012|3 Comments

Fresh From Our Farmers: Final Wednesday Night Market of the Season

The Wednesday Downtown Market, with its certified farmers market at the east end, has one night to go, September 14, making it the last opportunity of the season to attend an evening market in Santa Rosa.

By | September 13th, 2011|0 Comments

UPDATE: Fresh From Our Farmers: Santa Rosa

You'll find delicious spring delicacies--asparagus, nettles, rhubarb, mushrooms and more--along with an abundance of delicious eggs at the Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Markets, which takes place on both Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

By | April 30th, 2011|5 Comments

What’s Your Favorite Mustard?

When mustard flowers blanket the fields and meadows of northern California, it is impossible not to think of mustard, one of the world's most popular condiments. Share your favorites here, where you will find delicious spring recipes from the Seasonal Pantry archives.

By | April 3rd, 2011|14 Comments