Food & Wine

18 wineries on parade this weekend

For a weekend of wine, food, music, and educational experiences at 18 participating wineries along the Placer County wine trail. The Grape Days of Summer is a celebration of local ...

Zuke rush

Well, with this heat, the gardens are in full bloom. Time for the zucchini rush to take over the world. Everyone will be offering zucchini from their gardens and what will we do wi ...

From the recipe book: Summer Fruit Cocktail

This lightly sweetened fruit cocktail is delightfully accented with honey and mint. Perfect served alone as a simple dessert, or try it over ice cream or shortcake.   ...

With the fair comes the fare

Well we are in the middle of summer and there is so much going on. California State Fair opens on Friday and this is always the highlight of summer. Some of you fear the adventure ...

Sweet as pie — so why not?

Well looks like you made it through the 4th! Don’t forget to visit the Old Town Auburn Co-op tonight. What is the Co-op? It is the local street festival with food, beverag ...

Keep picnic food safe

Summer is here, and that means picnics, barbecues, and long hot days. The food safety rules inside home are just as important at outside gatherings. Also, keep in mind that bacteri ...

Perfectly peachy summer

Well summer is in full bloom and that means the local farmers’ markets are bursting will summer treats. Peaches are my favorite fruit and they are ready to eat. I have alrea ...

Winery planned for Newcastle’s Indian Hill Road

A winery and housing development is being proposed for a 37.9-acre parcel on Indian Hill Road south of Auburn. Located about a mile east of the Newcastle Road-Interstate 80 exit, ...

Summer Solstice Preserves

This luscious preserve shouldn’t be limited to toast or PB&J sandwiches. Serve it over pancakes or French toast, or use it as a cake or crepe filling. Ingredients: ...

We all scream for ice cream

Well this week with all the heat, it is time for ice cream. This week always reminds me it is ice cream time. I retired from the El Dorado County Fair a few years ago. I was the of ...

Vegan berry tea cookies

One of my favorites things to do as a little girl was get out my plastic tea set, arrange it on the floor of my bedroom and invite a select few of my very favorite stuffed animals ...

Sit, stay and drink at Dueling Dogs Brewing Co.

After years of preparation and groundwork, the dogs are finally ready to duel. Dueling Dogs Brewing Company is Lincoln’s newest brewery, meadery, cidery and farm stand, owne ...

Local coffeehouse plays host to regional coffee art competition

What does a tulip and the mythical creature pegasus have in common? Aside from their admirable beauty, well, not a whole lot. Except when they are both poured as lactic art express ...

The day of the donuts

Well, last week we had National Donut Day and so this week I wanted to share my favorite homemade donut recipe. Rachael Ray’s Adult donuts are out of this world. And with the ...

From local farm to flavorful forks

Happy June! The year is half over and where did it go? Well today our recipes are inspired by the local farmers’ market. Every Saturday in Auburn or every Tuesday in Rosevil ...