Food & Wine

Morsels for Memorial Day

Well this month is just flying by. We are almost ready for Memorial Day weekend and graduations. Let summer begin! May is official Barbecue Month and this week I challenge you to t ...

Three berry good recipes

This weekend the BerryFest is being held @ The Grounds in Roseville. This is Placer County’s first food festival of the year. Local strawberry farmers will be selling baskets ...

Inside the Loomis Basin Brewing Company

Tucked away off Swetzer Road is one of Placer County’s prized breweries: the Loomis Basin Brewing Company, which has been serving people since 2010. The brewery, owned by f ...

Swiss chard in springtime

Swiss chard has to be one of the most beautiful vegetables I have ever seen. Its large, green leaves are ribbed with veins of pink, purple or red that run down to the pearly white ...

Get to know your leafy greens

How well do you know your leafy greens? Bundled on shelves at the farmers’ market or grocery store, they may look similar. But each kind has a distinct flavor. Pick one, som ...

Wine for Mother’s Day

Spend Mother’s Day on the wine trail. The following wineries will be hosting special activities for the holiday. Some fees may apply. Cante Ao Vinho: Complimentary wi ...

Three takes on chicken for Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, ...

Festival of flavorful asparagus

Well this last weekend was the official kick off to the festival season, San Joaquin Asparagus Festival kicked off their 33rd year. Serving up everything asparagus including aspara ...

Espresso-Chocolate Chip Angel Food Cake

Entrées might be the focal point of a meal, but dessert provides the final impression people will have after sitting down to break bread together. Home cooks who want their ...

Break into spring with a fun brunch frittata

Good day kids, we have made it past the halfway point in April. Taxes are paid, or extended, Spring break is over and the weekend is supposed to be great — warm weather. We ...

Brunch trio bursts with flavor

Well with Easter and Passover long gone for this year, we have officially licked off the season of brunch! The weather is starting to warm up, the trees and garden is bursting with ...

Davis dean cellars focuses on customer service

The story of how Davis Dean Cellars originated may seem simple enough but shows how Marshall Davis, winemaker and owner, truly values relationships. With a conversation between Mar ...

Chorizo mushroom calzones

After one bite of my most recent creation, calzones immediately became my husband’s newest obsession. And since he doesn’t particularly enjoy mushrooms or spinach, I fe ...