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Simple Potato, Bacon & Cabbage Soup for a Rainy Week

As rain came down in torrents here in Sebastopol, I made potato, bacon and cabbage soup. Because I had all of the ingredients on hand and also had homemade chicken stock in the freezer, it was so easy, with barely 10 minutes of hands-on work.… Read More »

My radio is crying

“How could they do this just before Thanksgiving, when we were already on hold with our holiday questions?” a customer at the Sebastopol farmers market asked as she mourned the abrupt cancellation of “The Good Food Hour” by Maverick Media, owner of KSRO AM. Of course, listeners weren’t literally on hold when the news began to spread but such is the popularity of the long-running program that listeners were indeed planning on calling with questions for host Steve Garner and… Read More »

The Good Food Hour’s Recipe Contest: BACON!

There is still time to enter the 2012 KSRO Good Food Hour’s Recipe Contest and, given the theme this year, why wouldn’t you? It’s BACON! Anything goes, from cocktails to dessert. Bloody Mary with Bacon Swizzle Sticks? Have at it. Bacon fat ice cream with caramelized bacon bits? Why not? Actually, I’m not 100 percent cocktails are allowed but bacon swizzle sticks sound so good I have to mention them. And what’s the worst the could happen? You submit a… Read More »

Fresh From Our Farmers: Santa Rosa Grand Opening

Now that the Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market has gotten steady sea legs at its new location, it is time for a party. A grand opening celebration takes place this Saturday–June 30–from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fete features fun for everyone, including kids, who will enjoy magicians, balloon artists and The Boys and Girls Club booth. KSRO AM will broadcast live from the market. First will be Steve Garner’s Garden Talk, with popular co-host Dave Fazzio of… Read More »