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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...






Lynda Balslev: Leaning in to puttanesca

October 1, 2019

It took me a long while to make puttanesca sauce, the feisty Italian tomato sauce packed with sharp, pungent and briny flavors. I admit it was the anchovies that gave me pause. While I don’t...


Lynda Balslev: Leaning in to puttanesca

September 24, 2019

It took me a long while to make puttanesca sauce, the feisty Italian tomato sauce packed with sharp, pungent and briny flavors. I admit it was the anchovies that gave me pause. While I don’t...


Patti Bess: Know your rancher

September 24, 2019

After World War II there were, undoubtedly, ranchers and farmers resistant to and skeptical of the chemical fertilizers being touted as bolstering their yields. Resistance to the introduction of the “horseless carriage” must have been...


Ronnie Paul: Make room for these recipes

September 24, 2019

This year I pledged to get rid of three things a day. At first I only tossed out stray unmatched socks or paperbacks with ripped covers, but last month I upped the ante. I found,...


Farm Day sparks wonder in Nevada County school children

September 18, 2019

Second and third grade students from across Nevada County let out loud “Ewws” before abandoning all apprehension and diving into the interactive Farm Day booths on Wednesday. Whether it was getting muddy from making seed...



Alan Tangren: The greatness of grapes

September 17, 2019

Dear Alan: I see grapes in the market many months of the year. When is the best time to buy? Alan: We usually see fresh grapes from our area start to come to market in...





Rod Byers: Yeah, but is it great wine?

September 3, 2019

My recent column about the state of Georgia wines generated a few comments ranging from the optimistically curious to the downright dubious. That got me thinking about what makes a great wine. For the past...


Ronnie Paul: Get onboard with these summer recipes

August 27, 2019

In the summer of 1969, while awed Americans watched Neil Armstrong walk on the moon and tie-dyed hippies danced at outdoor concerts, I packed my suitcase. I had just graduated from college and planned to...