Food & Wine

Slow cooked or braised? That is the question

Slow Cooked or Braised? That is the question. By: Dan Zahra Preparing food in a slow cooker is a form of braising. The major difference between braising in the tradi ...

CAST IRON: Still the king for good reason

Cast iron cookware dates back to around 206 BC – 220 AD and was used in China during the Han Dynasty. Cast iron cooking pots were highly valued as kitchen tools for their dur ...

Morning brunch in a flash

Family is coming for brunch and there will be 15 to feed, but how do I handle the crowd and still have time to enjoy their company? I got this. The next time you are in a pinch ...

Infected caramel apple concerns strike Placer County

A nationwide outbreak of a potentially fatal infection linked to caramel apples is believed by health officials to have touched down in Placer County. While naming neither the ret ...

Traditions are an aromatic thing

There are many traditions that surround the welcoming of the New Year. The ringing of church bells, firing of guns, lighting of fireworks, sounding of party horns and even hitting ...

Before and after

The Holidays are smack dab upon us. The hustle and bustle is everywhere you look. The holidays are a time for reflection with family and friends and, yes there’s that one c ...

Holiday time equals no time for dinner

If you’re like most working families it is taking you about 60 – 90 minutes to prepare dinner. That’s a big chunk of time we just don’t have during the holi ...

The magic of baking Christmas cookies

I wanted to make Christmas cookies this year but did not want to make the same traditional sugar cookies that we have all made. The reindeer cutouts with red candy noses and blac ...

Much to do with those holiday leftovers

Thanksgiving, a day to give thanks for all that we are so fortunate to have. Family, friends and yes food. There is a lot we can be thankful for, however, this sobering statistic ...

New Auburn distillery believed to be first in Placer County since pre-Prohibition

Whether it’s the only ingredient in a slow, icy sipper or the foundation for a favorite cocktail, Darjeeling Gin is creating some made in Auburn moments regionally. The gin ...