Food & Wine

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 ...

It’s all about the brine, ‘bout the brine

Editor’s Note: Dan Zahra is a home chef and professional food photographer who will be sharing his recipes and photos weekly in the Journal.   In the U.S. an estimated ...

Placer County exploring new rules for ‘boutique’ wineries

New proposed rules are attempting to balance Placer County desires to help develop a viable winemaking industry and concerns of neighbors over the intrusion of noise, traffic and o ...

Mountain fruit is healthy and delicious

When autumn days in the Placer County foothills are warm and the nights are cold, mandarin growers anxiously await the first blush of color on their fruit. Just before Thanksgiving ...

Bumper grape harvest celebrated during PlacerGrown week

It was great to be a grapevine in Placer County in 2014. Placer County’s grape harvest and growing wine industry has been one of the few agricultural entities apparently ben ...

Well-known Auburn dining spots reemerging as new eateries

Some well-known restaurant locations are springing to life in the fall as new eateries. The Burney’s hot dog space on Lincoln Way in Downtown Auburn is undergoing a transfor ...