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Rod Byers: Finding your niche

December 3, 2019

A colleague asked me for recommendations about any local winery that might qualify for the Garagiste Wine Festival in Paso Robles. To explain, the “Garagiste” wine movement came out of Bordeaux in the 1990s and...


Sustainable Food & Farm Conference returns to Nevada County

November 26, 2019

The idea of “food sovereignty” — producing local, sustainable food to feed a community — is gaining more attention as Northern California communities face fires, electrical outages and other challenges of climate change. This February,...



Thanksgiving Recipes from BriarPatch Food Co-op

November 19, 2019

BriarPatch Food Co-op carries a wide selection of locally produced and sustainably grown organic food and beverages perfect for holiday meals and gatherings. The Co-op’s Produce Department is 99% organic and during the Thanksgiving season...


Alan Tangren: The sweet color of oranges

November 19, 2019

Dear Alan: I know there are Valencia oranges for juice, and Navel oranges that are easy to peel and eat. But I’d like to know more about the other oranges I see in the market....



United Way hosts wine summit, fundraiser

November 12, 2019

Join us for a limited seating wine tasting event to benefit United Way of Nevada County on Sunday, Nov. 17 at the Lake Wildwood Clubhouse (in the Cedar Room). Taste and learn about superior quality...



Lynda Balslev: These roots are smashing

November 5, 2019

Root vegetables are fall and winter’s best-kept secret. Packed with nutrients, natural sugars and starch, the humble root is a healthy and flavorful substitute for the ubiquitous russet potato and a superb way to get...


Rod Byers: Claw is the law

November 5, 2019

It’s common for November wine articles to include lists of wines for Thanksgiving. This year, no matter what wines grace your table, you can be certain that a can of White Claw will be somewhere...


Ronnie Paul: Please bear with me

October 29, 2019

I always try to stretch out the summer season, but this year mine ended too soon. I was sad when we packed up our bed on the sleeping deck in early September and once I...



Patti Bess: Felix Gillet Catalog to be released

October 22, 2019

On a warm October afternoon the madrone trees scattered throughout the valleys and meadows of North San Juan cast a reddened glow to ancient oaks, pines and undergrowth. Creative homesteads and small farms are hidden...



Alan Tangren: Pick the perfect pumpkin

October 15, 2019

Dear Alan: I was wondering if there are certain varieties of pumpkins that I should look for to make pie this fall. Alan: There are many varieties of pumpkins and all of them are members...



Sheet pan cooking promises a flavorful dish

October 15, 2019

There are one-pan dinners, and there are sheet-pan dinners. They both make sense. By limiting the cooking action to a single pan, there is less to wash up, which is a definite bonus at the...