Food & Wine

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 ...

Foothills Brewfest returns May 5

It’s beer-thirty in the foothills. A dozen or so local breweries and a cider and a mead maker will be serving fresh pours at the fairgrounds. The event is Foothills Brewfest ...

Pouring out ‘thanks’

Auburn Recreation and Park District (ARD) Administrator Kahl Muscott and longtime Boardmember Scott Holbrook visited all the Auburn breweries to present a special “thank you& ...

Tortellini, Italian Tuscan, baked potato and pasta e Fagioli soups

Well here we are, the fourth month of the year. One-quarter of the year has past. We have welcomed spring and had great barbecue weather the last week, but this weekend is going to ...

Egg-cellent recipes for one happy feaster

Well here we are the end of the third month of the year and only a few days away from Easter. Clean the kitchen and get the ovens warmed up. Here are some of my favorite recipes fo ...

Jazzing up the old leg of lamb

Happy Spring! Just don’t look outside because it is still winter outside. Where is the time going? We just finished with our Irish holiday and don’t blink because Easte ...

Four leaf clover, three beef corned

Well we have two days to get our Irish ready. How can we not cover Corned Beef? We have made it an American thing and, well, let’s just embrace it. If you’re thinking i ...

Fresh from the farm

Fresh veggies and fruit. The whiff of hot kettle corn. Live music and ambient hustle and bustle. All things to expect in your neighborhood farmers’ market in warmer seasons. ...

A toast to artichokes

You’ve heard of avocado toast, but what about artichoke toast? This may be your new guilty pleasure — regardless of whether or not you fall in a certain millennial age ...

Irish classic dishes

Week two of Irish recipes. It is 17 days of food, fun and green beer. These two recipes I found in a storage tub under my house. We were cleaning out and getting rid of junk and ca ...