Food & Wine

Cajun food in time for Mardi Gras

Happy Valentine’s Day to you all. I hope you have fun plans for dinner and you bought yourself flowers. I hope you are enjoying the eat healthy recipes I have been offering t ...

Resolution: Three healthy recipes for the new year

Are you still with me? Ten days into the new year and the new you. I am going to continue with some healthy recipes. If you missed last week, I had some health issues and have to t ...

Low on carbs, high on flavor

Happy New Year! It used to seem like 2019 was so far away and here it is. I hope you all had a great holiday and now it is January and we are all on diets. During the holidays I h ...

Mandapalooza hits Placer restaurants

The tangy taste and bright hues of Placer County’s mandarin crop will be front and center at participating restaurants starting Friday during the inaugural “Placer Cele ...

Mandarins star in Placer restaurants’ menus

Mandarin season isn’t over just yet. A dozen restaurants in Placer County will be featuring dishes with the oh-so peelable fruit as the star for the Placer Celebrates Mandar ...

Brunch and dinner

The end of 2018 is upon us. This is the last Grazing with Gary for the year. I don’t know where the time has gone, seems like we were just celebrating the new year. I hope yo ...

Christmas cooking with Mom and Nana

Merry Christmas to everyone. This is the last Grazing with Gary before Christmas. I hope you all have a fabulous holiday with friends and family. For me, Christmas is always bitter ...

Class offered on preserving, freezing and recipes on citrus

A citrus preservation class taught by UC Master Food Preservers, will educate students on canning, dehydrating and freezing. The class will focus on preserving citrus to use throug ...

C is for cookie, that's good enough for three (recipes)

Well, less than two weeks until Christmas! Where has the year gone? There is still a lot of time for office parties, Christmas parties and cookie exchanges. When I use to cater for ...

Holly jolly holiday treats

How we love the holiday time of the year. Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and if you have any leftovers in the fridge, it is time to toss it out. And the bad news keeps rolli ...

Goodbye to Auburn Chevys with tears, cynicism

Ex-employees said their goodbyes Wednesday to the suddenly shuttered Auburn Chevys as they commisserated together at the entrance with final paychecks in hand until shooed away by ...

Oh ... fudge!

Well, it’s time to start making holiday gifts and this week and we offer nothing better than homemade fudge. The first one was my mother’s fudge recipe. She made it for ...

Tasty sides you'll give thanks for

Happy Thanksgiving! Today I hope you have a great day watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, watching football and eating great food. Just in case you are looking for s ...

Canning cranberries for the holidays

Whole cranberry sauce is a holiday staple on our tables. The texture and flavor of homemade sauce is perfect. Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce Makes about eight 8-ounce jars. ...

Cooking by the cookbook

Well this is the week of the Mandarin Festival. Life is very busy getting everything ready. This week we feature recipe from the 2018 Mandarin Festival Cookbook. The cookbook will ...