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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 have also selected examples that defy the common wisdom of white wine with fish, chicken and vegetables and red wine with red meats. Cooking with White Wine: Firehouse Clams and… Read More »

Fresh From Our Farmers: Preston Farms

Lou and Susan Preston have been making wine in Dry Creek Valley since the early 1970s but their gorgeous estate, nestled near the northwest corner of Dry Creek Valley, is much more than a vineyard and winery. It is a farm, a ranch, an orchard, a farm store, a bakery and more. It has grown, bit by bit, into a compelling expression of glorious diversity, as grapes have taken their place alongside other, equally important, crops. This year, Preston Farms… Read More »

Cooking with Preserved Lemons, Part 2

When you have preserved lemons on hand, you want recipes that call for them. In this post, I feature recipes originally published in Seasonal Pantry in 2003: Butter Lettuce with Gorgonzola Dressing; Dungeness Crab with Meyer Lemon Remoulade, Composed Salad with Chicken, Olives & Angel Hair Pasta and more. … Read More »

Paula Downing Returns to Farmers Market

Last night at a special meeting of members, farmers and other vendors voted to reinstate Paula Downing as market manager after her abrupt dismissal several weeks ago by the board. … Read More »