Carol Arnold

Locally Yours: Make the most of year-round growing cycle

The e-mails and phone calls have been flying in asking the annual question, “what’s available in the market now that it’s winter?” One answer is winter vegetables and citr ...

Locally Yours: Make buying local produce a 2011 resolution

On New Year’s Day I heard a pronouncement regarding food trends in 2011. Vegetables are going to be the new meat. Are you kidding me? That message is so, so, last decade. Here ...

Locally Yours: Citrus flavor makes snowflake cookies unique

The holiday season is upon us, and locally that means mandarins, mandarins and more yummy mandarins. Placer County is justifiably famous for mandarin production, but local citrus ...

A day to celebrate traditions

Thanksgiving is a time for family — and extended family — to gather around a table laden with turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and an array of other holiday foods. Area resi ...

Locally Yours: World Series win for Giants a delicious victory

Today I am going to tell you the story of how two families eating local food together helped the Giants win the World Series. The story begins innocently enough. We asked our frien ...

Locally Yours: Farms integral part of Placer County landscape

These past few weeks I have had the opportunity to visit three different local farms to prepare for the Placer Farm and Barn Tour. I’m lucky to have the opportunity to visit loc ...

Another View: Share the bounty

Harvest time is here and the demand at our food closets is tremendous! The foothills are an excellent place to capitalize on the fertile soil, good weather and abundant land with a ...

Locally Yours: Food doesn’t have to be fancy to taste great

Sometimes even the simplest, most familiar ingredient can be elevated to something rapturous. Deft handling, a great recipe, or happy circumstances all provide opportunity to showc ...

Locally Yours: Welcoming summer with peaches, nectarines

Peaches and nectarines finally made an appearance at the Auburn Farmers’ Markets. A long-anticipated event, the sweet smell of ripe stone fruit means summer has finally arrived ...

Locally Yours: Pastured poultry tastes like more than chicken

Why, when asked what something tastes like, is the answer always “it tastes just like chicken?” It doesn’t matter whether the protein in question is alligator or rattlesnake ...

Locally Yours: Spring crops doing OK with cooler temps

No tomatoes until August? No melons for Fourth of July? That may well be the case this year. The National Weather Service reports that temperature records are falling all over No ...

Locally Yours: Chefs bring farmers market bounty to life

Everyone knows many pro chefs shop at their local farmers market. But did you know that the Auburn Farmers Market has two professionally trained chefs on site? Julie House and Co ...

Locally Yours: Celery has a crunch, flavor that can't be beat

Long ago and far away a beautiful green vegetable grew and was revered by all. This vegetable was considered holy and the leaves were worn by victors in the Nimean Games, similar ...

Locally Yours: Asparagus a sure sign of spring

With the arrival of the asparagus at the market, I achieved a new personal milestone. I made it through the winter months without getting tired of the same old vegetables and fru ...

Closing in on cauliflower

It’s time to take another look at cauliflower. Cauliflower is popular in many cuisines. It appears frequently in Indian dishes such as aloo gobi, pilaf, and pakoras. Italian ...