Food & Wine

Gingered Zucchini Marmalade

This unusual marmalade makes a great gift. Label it “Mystery Marma-lade” and see who can guess the secret ingredient. Ingredients 2 oranges 2 lemons ...

Colfax’s new business, Sourdough Solutions, could be life-changing

Where’s the white bread? You won’t find any at Sourdough Solutions, but what you will find is an array of highly nutritious bread bursting with flavor, whole grains and ...

Back to school, snack to school

Well, school starts in just a few days and today we offer back-to-school recipes. Kids get tired of the PB&J sandwiches so it is time to expand our list of lunch box items. &n ...

Tips for the family on eating healthier

This month, focus on healthful eating and active lifestyles for children and families. August is Kids Eat Right Month, an initiative sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Die ...

Parade of flavors for your palette

A parade of food trucks will pull up to Auburn’s Recreation Park for the Food Truck Fiesta in a few weeks. Not only will there be around 15 different trucks offering everyth ...

Mouth-watering watermelons

Well here we are August has arrived and school starts in 11 days. What happened to the summer?  Mothers are popping the cork and celebrating they get their weekday lives back. ...

Grazing the garlic in Gilroy

Well here goes another month, schools start in two weeks and the heat has us all cranky. Well, this weekend I am encouraging you to venture out to Gilroy. This city is playing ho ...

18 wineries on parade this weekend

For a weekend of wine, food, music, and educational experiences at 18 participating wineries along the Placer County wine trail. The Grape Days of Summer is a celebration of local ...

Zuke rush

Well, with this heat, the gardens are in full bloom. Time for the zucchini rush to take over the world. Everyone will be offering zucchini from their gardens and what will we do wi ...

From the recipe book: Summer Fruit Cocktail

This lightly sweetened fruit cocktail is delightfully accented with honey and mint. Perfect served alone as a simple dessert, or try it over ice cream or shortcake.   ...

With the fair comes the fare

Well we are in the middle of summer and there is so much going on. California State Fair opens on Friday and this is always the highlight of summer. Some of you fear the adventure ...

Keep picnic food safe

Summer is here, and that means picnics, barbecues, and long hot days. The food safety rules inside home are just as important at outside gatherings. Also, keep in mind that bacteri ...

Perfectly peachy summer

Well summer is in full bloom and that means the local farmers’ markets are bursting will summer treats. Peaches are my favorite fruit and they are ready to eat. I have alrea ...

Winery planned for Newcastle’s Indian Hill Road

A winery and housing development is being proposed for a 37.9-acre parcel on Indian Hill Road south of Auburn. Located about a mile east of the Newcastle Road-Interstate 80 exit, ...

Summer Solstice Preserves

This luscious preserve shouldn’t be limited to toast or PB&J sandwiches. Serve it over pancakes or French toast, or use it as a cake or crepe filling. Ingredients: ...