Food & Wine

Seven things you probably didn’t know about kiwifruit

When it comes to fruit, kiwis are often overlooked. But that’s a shame, because these tiny orbs pack big nutritional, culinary and palate-pleasing surprises. Here are seven ...

Placer County is mouthwatering farm-to-fork food movement HQ in October

With a virtual cornucopia of food and wine events celebrating Placer County’s burgeoning farm-to-fork movement, supervisors joined the party Tuesday by declaring October as P ...

Berry bliss: Soaking up the seasonal fruits

BERRY BLISS OVERNIGHT OATS Have you ever noticed that there rarely is enough time in the mornings? I know personally, I am rushing out the door more often than I want to be. One ...

Overtime law for farmworkers may hike prices for area nurseries, wineries

Placer County is not likely to be as affected by a new California law that will soon entitle farmworkers to the same  overtime pay as other hourly workers.  Gov. Jerry B ...

Autumn: season of change

Autumn is right around the corner. The nights are getting cooler, the days shorter and the leaves on the trees are beginning to reflect the season of change. This is one of my ab ...

It's Fair Time: Gold Country Fair boasts 'Bounty of our County' Thursday through Sunday

“Bounty of our County” is the theme of this year’s Gold Country Fair and, true to the slogan, the fair lineup is bursting with activities. Carnival rides and fo ...

Buffalo Wild Wings opens in Roseville

The spicy offerings of Buffalo Wild Wings include more than just a tasty dinner. A strong offering of craft beers, regular televised sporting events and good conversation are the h ...

She put the lime in the coconut rice

The Harry Nilsson song, “Coconut,” is one of those tunes that works its way into your brain over and over again. It invokes a taste for lime and coconut, especially i ...

Stefani Family Farm grows organic in Auburn

It’s not a farm with tiny turkeys, but it is a tiny farm with turkeys. Jon and Liz Stefani used to receive a CSA box filled with what was supposed to be locally grown produc ...

Farmers' Markets bring fresh, local products to Placer County

Farmers markets are bursting with local color and flavor. There is a market open most days. In Auburn, the market buzzes in Old Town on Saturdays and at DeWitt Center on Wednes ...

Seasonal scents: Plan ahead for the holidays with homemade jam

A roaring fire, and the cool nights when the sun sets early in the southwestern sky create a feeling of the season ahead. You smell cinnamon, clove and ginger. The house fills ...

Plethora of plums

Sometimes it is fun to create a dish that has so much color you question whether or not it tastes as good as it looks. And the variation of flavors and bright purples and yellows ...

Fundraising for the hope of an Alzheimer's cure

When Therese Johnson’s mother was diagnosed with dementia, Johnson took her mother into her home and cared for her for a year. Now Johnson offers respite care for her sister ...

Noodling with zucchini and a Veggetti

Last Christmas I was given a unique gift. It was a device for making zucchini into noodles called a Veggetti. I had not seen this before and had no idea how I was going to use it ...

Preschool field trip illustrates bounty and joys of organic farming

Families from local preschools visited the Natural Trading Company in Newcastle and learned about organic farming. The children and their families checked out the rows of vegetable ...