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Alan Tangren: Eggplant’s late summer bounty

August 20, 2019

Dear Alan: I’m seeing a lot of eggplant in the market right now, but I don’t like the bitterness it sometimes has. Any tips? Alan: Choosing and cooking eggplant can sometimes be a challenge, but...


TasteFood:Lynda Balslev

August 13, 2019

The end of summer means many things to me: Labor Day barbecues, back-to-school excitement, shorter days and … loads of tomatoes. Yes, I’m talking tomatoes — cherry tomatoes, to be exact. It’s the time of...



Rod Byers: Wine about town

August 6, 2019

Always a town to like a party, Nevada City provides the perfect place to enjoy Nevada City Uncorked, an annual late summer celebration of wine and food. Now in it’s ninth year, Uncorked is a...


TasteFood: Everything tastes better on a stick

August 6, 2019

Here’s the thing: It’s fun to eat with your fingers. Skewering puts the fun in food, taking ordinary recipes and sticking it to them (pun intended), along with an assortment of dipping sauces — because...


Yuba, Sutter counties ag landscape shifts

July 30, 2019

Sutter County supervisor and lifelong farmer Mat Conant has witnessed the area’s changing agricultural landscape throughout the years, as his family has farmed local lands for generations. The area’s leading crops continue to be walnuts,...


TasteFood: Figging out this summer

July 30, 2019

There is a magical window of time when fresh figs are abundant, and now is the time. Soft and fragrant, fresh figs are oh-so-ethereal to eat. Their flavor is delicate yet nuanced. Depending on the...



Wine Institute series highlights wine roads less traveled

July 23, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO — California’s northern Central Coast, extending from the San Francisco Bay to Monterey County, is the focus this month as part of Wine Institute’s Wine Country Back Roads series. California is home to...


TasteFood: Simple summer cake

July 23, 2019

When it comes to baking, I like to keep it simple, preferring presentations that are not too fussy, but fresh and light. This especially applies to cake. It was my daughter’s birthday recently, and her...


Ronnie Paul: The big fix

July 23, 2019

When my husband Jeff went away for his annual June retreat, I eagerly anticipated my few days of relaxation and quiet. I feel guilty lounging while Jeff works around the house, so I looked forward...



Nevada County Grown Farm Trail set for Saturday, Sunday

July 16, 2019

Nevada County Grown hosts its second annual Farm Trail Weekend Saturday and Sunday at various farms and ranches throughout western Nevada County. Farmers and ranchers are opening their gates from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m....


TasteFood: Middle Eastern grain salad beats the heat

July 16, 2019

When it’s super-hot outside, who wants to cook? In the heat of summer, dinner prep should be low-maintenance. Appetites are limp in high temperatures, and fresh salads filled with juicy ingredients are cool and nourishing....


Alan Tangren: Cool off with summer melons

July 16, 2019

Dear Alan: At this time of year the selection of melons at the market leaves me bewildered. Do you have a favorite? Alan: Melons start coming to market in early summer, just when we need...


Patti Bess: Berries are back

July 9, 2019

At the end of Cement Hill Road, Riverhill Farm opens into rolling hills and well amended valleys bursting with organically grown produce. And more importantly, U-pick berries. The strawberries just couldn’t get out of their...



Meet your farmers: First Rain Farm

July 2, 2019

First Rain Farm is run by Nevada County native, Tim VanWagner and his fiancé Kathleen McClintock. Nestled into the woods of Nevada City in the Lake Vera Round Mountain neighborhood, their 37-acre property is filled...


Rod Byers: Wine is where you find it

July 2, 2019

OK readers, given the following information, where am I? A small town about an hour from a major city. A historic district dotted with buildings on the national register. Home to an abundance of dining,...