Food & Wine

New style in Old Town: Carpe Vino celebrates a decade of dining

The effervescent glow of evenings in Old Town Auburn are reminiscent of Vincent Van Gogh’s “The Café Terrace on the Place du Forum.” The painter’s ...

Feeling saucy: Swordfish with béarnaise sauce and herb-lemon risotto

Sauces can take a dish from good to great, wonderful to wow, marvelous to magnificent … . I think you get the picture. Mac and cheese is really just macaroni in a cheese s ...

After yard work: Something light but hearty

As you know it was a very, shall I say, warm weekend. I had plenty of yard work that needed to get done since I missed doing my chores last weekend due to rain. So, warm or not, I ...

Cool and creamy coconut cake

Wynona Buxton, pictured, shares with us a coconut cake recipe she has been making for many years. The recipe was passed down to her from her aunt. “It was always my husba ...

Annual wine fest to take over downtown April 23

Lincoln Rotary will again sponsor the annual and popular Lincoln Wine Fest from 1 to 5 p.m. April 23.  The wine-tasting event includes 21 Placer County wineries offering tasti ...

New York strip seared steakhouse style

I don’t eat red meat often. So when I do I choose a nice thick lean cut cooked to juicy perfection. This 1 pound, custom-cut 2-inch-thick New York strip was just what I neede ...

One honey of a salad

Hey cuties! Let’s mix up some rice and yummy, juicy mandarins. In this brown rice salad recipe, the rice was cooked in water seasoned with olive oil fused with blood orange ...

Simple eats, easy cheats

A coworker said, “Hey, I want you to try this really yummy egg thing my wife made.” He brought me a piping hot egg and ham muffin cup creation. I was pleasantly surpr ...

Wynona Buxton’s banana bread bursting with flavor

Preheat oven to 325 F Bake time: About 1 hr. In large mixing bowl combine: 1 cup sugar 1 cup all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda ...

Growing food from scraps

Here is a list of some of the foods you can re-grow: Lettuce, bok choy and cabbage Lettuce, bok choy and cabbage are relatively easy to grow from scraps. Instead of throwing ...

Sometimes perfection just happens

I was thinking about ways I could spring new life into my left over corned beef and cabbage. I thought with all the rain we have been having, a nice warm soulful corned beef and ca ...

Whip up a luscious lemon meringue pie

Wynona Buxton whipped up some luscious lemon meringue pie this week to share with Auburn Journal readers. Next week she is sharing her banana bread. So buy your bananas soon, as ...

Corned beef and cabbage: More than a tradition

Reene is short for Maureen and my maiden name is McCarthy, so no one ever asked me where my father was from. Being raised by an Irish father, corned beef and cabbage was often se ...

Biscotti: A sweet, twice-baked treat

Wynona Buxton this week shares her pistachio and cranberry biscotti. The steps to good biscotti are easier than they may seem. “You almost need to have a mixer with dough ...

Tried-and-true recipe for peach cobbler

This peach cobbler recipe was submitted by Wynona Buxton of Auburn. Buxton lives in a house built in 1906 and makes all her recipes using a 1930s Wedgewood stove. “I&rsqu ...