Eggs, Brams, Shakshuka

You can prepare shakshuka in any sturdy oven-proof container, such as a cast iron frying pan, but it is even more delicious when prepared in a bram or other clay pot.

By | June 13th, 2015|0 Comments

Fresh From Our Farmers: The Patch Is Back!

The Patch is back! And how perfect that the Sonoma farm's reappearance coincided with the solstice and the first day of summer. The Patch has two large fig trees, already bearing beautiful fruit. It's a tad later than usual; we typically see The Patch in mid spring, with [...]

By | June 27th, 2014|1 Comment

Fresh From Our Farmers: Singing Frogs Farm

Paul Kaiser coaxes a remarkable abundance from the two and a half acres he currently has in production at his Singing Frogs Farm in west Sebastopol, not far from Ragle Ranch Park. He operates a year round CSA subscription program with 120 members and attends four farmers markets, two of [...]

By | June 12th, 2014|0 Comments

Fresh From Our Farmers: Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market

As the Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market settles into its second harvest season in its new location at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, it has hit its stride as the country’s central farmers market. During its 16-month tenure at the center, it has moved several times to [...]

By | September 5th, 2013|0 Comments

Fresh From Our Farmers: Petaluma’s Greenstring Farm Stand

The Frates Rd. entrance to Green String Farms is lined with olive trees and rose bushes planted in wine barrels. The Adobe Rd. entrance takes you through fields of crops punctuated by trees, marigolds and other flowers, past a large chicken coop filled with happy laying hens and a few [...]

By | August 19th, 2013|0 Comments

Share Your Favorite Summer Dishes Here

In today's Seasonal Pantry, which you can read here, I ask for your favorite ways to enjoy summer's bounty. What do you do with Gravenstein apples, other than eat them? Do you make pesto at home? What is your favorite way to enjoy summer tomatoes? Got a trick [...]

By | August 1st, 2012|8 Comments

Share your favorite way to preserve tomatoes

Do you preserve fall's tomatoes to enjoy until next summer? If so, please share your technique here.

By | November 2nd, 2011|0 Comments

Fresh From Our Farmers: Sebastopol in October

The Sebastopol farmers market is beautiful and inviting in October. Be sure to allow yourself plenty of time, so that you can enjoy the community of the market as well as the best fruits and vegetables you can find anywhere.

By | October 25th, 2011|1 Comment

Fresh From Our Farmers: Petaluma in October

The Petaluma Farmers Market is thriving, with a bountiful late summer and early fall harvest.

By | October 10th, 2011|0 Comments

Fresh From Our Farmers: Healdsburg on Saturday

The harvest of two seasons, summer and fall, make for glorious shopping at the Healdsburg farmers market.

By | October 3rd, 2011|0 Comments