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Ronnie Paul: The dog-gone days of summer
Ronnie Paul: The dog-gone days of summer

June 25, 2019

We’ve been dogless for over a year now, and although I still hear the patter of little cat feet, I miss the tread of an 80-pound canine. To honor our departed pal during the deluges...


Berry delicious
Berry delicious

June 25, 2019

Kerplink! Kerplank! Kerplunk! As the blueberries hit my bucket, it brings back memories of one of my favorite childrens’ books, Blueberries for Sal. Berry picking goes back many years with our family. It’s invariably been...


Lynda Balsev: Getting piggy with carnitas
Lynda Balsev: Getting piggy with carnitas

June 18, 2019

Now that it’s summer, it’s time to dig into spicy, meaty, two-fisted pork carnitas. Carnitas are perfect party food. They are easy to assemble and messy to eat, best washed down with a cold beer...



Dairy Benefits are ‘udderly’ mazing

June 18, 2019

Did you know June is National Dairy Month? Milk, cheese and yogurt provide our bodies with essential nutrients including calcium, vitamin D, protein and potassium. These nutrients are: • Linked to improved bone health and...


The best apricots are worth waiting for
The best apricots are worth waiting for

June 18, 2019

Dear Alan: I love apricots and I’m always tempted to buy them as soon as they show up in the market. But they are often disappointing. What’s the best time to buy apricots? Alan: Apricots...




Lynda Balslev: An easy, squeezy lemon dessert
Lynda Balslev: An easy, squeezy lemon dessert

June 11, 2019

Pots de creme are a perfect make-ahead dessert. They are best made at least one day in advance, so the custard has time to cool, set and develop in flavor. These pots de creme are...




Community rallies to raise funds for Saul Rayo
Community rallies to raise funds for Saul Rayo

June 4, 2019

What does Nevada County do when one of its own, a long time icon, needs its help? We’ve seen it happen many times before and, once again, this community comes together and generously supports someone...


Foodie tour in downtown Nevada City
Foodie tour in downtown Nevada City

May 28, 2019

Teri Patterson leads a tour of Nevada City’s bustling foodie scene through Outlandish Experiences, offering a chance to meet culinary purveyors as they share their passion for their high-quality foods. Patterson is a certified nutritionist,...


Lynda Balslev: Avocado KISS theory?
Lynda Balslev: Avocado KISS theory?

May 28, 2019

Avocados are a healthy staple in the kitchen. Packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber, and high in monounsaturated fat, their creamy texture and mild flavor lend well to dips, smoothies, even ice cream, while their...


Ronnie Paul: Flower power, you put a spell on me
Ronnie Paul: Flower power, you put a spell on me

May 21, 2019

I’ve always considered myself someone who keeps a promise. I hope this doesn’t taint your opinion of me, but I must admit that this is no longer true. Although I actually pledged in writing to...


Patti Bess: Waiter, there’s glysophate in my soup?
Patti Bess: Waiter, there’s glysophate in my soup?

May 21, 2019

The organic food movement grew largely in rebellion to the assumption by the vast majority of consumers that pesticides don’t affect us that much. Agricultural products utilize more than 1,000 herbicides/pesticides on a regular basis....



Alan Tangren: Mangos on the market?
Alan Tangren: Mangos on the market?

May 14, 2019

Dear Alan: I’ve been seeing a lot of mangos in the stores lately. Are they really in season? Alan: Like many tropical fruits, you can find mangos in the market year ’round. But the best...



Doris Foley Library offers tea time

May 7, 2019

On Saturday, the day before Mother’s Day, the community is invited to a Tea Time at the Doris Foley Library for Historical Research. Participants will enjoy a cup of tea and cookies while practicing manners,...