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Recent Stories - Farm to Table

Food and Farm Conference returns for 10th year

January 14, 2020

The Nevada County food and farming movement comes alive each year at Sierra Harvest’s Sustainable Food & Farm Conference. The 10th annual conference takes place Feb. 7 through 9 at Nevada Union High School with...


Alan Tangren: Is it rice or risotto?

January 14, 2020

Dear Alan: I look for risotto on the menu whenever I visit an Italian restaurant. Is this something I can make at home? Alan: Risotto is Italian comfort food. It’s a delicious dish of carefully...




Lynda Balslev: Good morning scones

January 7, 2020

If it’s not broken, then don’t fix it. This pertains to great recipes, baking techniques and, more specifically, these scones. I discovered this recipe years ago, published by Cooks Illustrated/America’s Test Kitchen, and it’s a...



Rod Byers: Celebrating 40 vintages of Nevada City Winery

December 31, 2019

Allan Haley sat back in his chair smiling, fingertips laced, remembering the very first vintage. This year the founding visionary of Nevada City Winery is about to celebrate the fortieth vintage. In 1980 Nevada City...


Lynda Balslev: A sauce Bolognese-ish

December 31, 2019

If you don’t have a recipe like this in your winter repertoire, then you should. In our house, we refer to this dish as Pasta Bolognese. Now, before you raise your hand to point out...


Citrus preservation class coming to Nevada County

December 31, 2019

A citrus preservation class will be offered to the community in Nevada County on Thursday, Jan. 23 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Grass Valley Veterans Building, 255 South Auburn in Grass Valley. Join...



Ronnie Paul: The fitness challenge

December 24, 2019

To jump-start my resolution for the New Year, I joined the gym last week. I didn’t anticipate the challenges I’d face. With no time to fashionably outfit myself, I grabbed my old yoga leggings and...



Pro tips for the perfect cheese board

December 17, 2019

Looking for ways to impress your guests this holiday season without making a big investment of time or energy? Making a cheese board like a pro is easy when following this step-by-step guide from BriarPatch...



Alan Tangren: Give new life to Brussels sprouts

December 17, 2019

Dear Alan: I’d like to serve Brussels sprouts at a holiday dinner, but I don’t want them to taste like steamed cabbage. Can you help? Alan: Brussels sprouts are at their best in late fall...





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,...