Carol Arnold

Cold weather delays local produce coming to market

At Wednesday’s DeWitt Center Farmers Market, the few vendors who had booths all agreed that the weather has slowed production. “Everything is really late,” said Nicole Salle ...

Locally Yours: Busy season calling for fresh, fast meals

Hey, the sun finally came out! I know we’ll look back at this coolness in August longingly, but right now it is in fact a God send, especially for our local farmers. First it s ...

Locally Yours: Enjoying farmers market feast at friends' table

It is always a pleasure to eat a meal lovingly prepared with food from the Foothill Farmers Market. The pleasure is compounded when the meal is prepared by someone other than me. ...

Locally Yours: Farmers market inspires festive brunch menu

What a lovely way to spend a spring Sunday. Croquet on the lawn, brunch on the patio, and a masterfully orchestrated Easter egg hunt. If you’d like to spend more of your time on ...

Locally Yours: Feeding family well shouldn't take all night

I have been following a food columnist in the New York Times Magazine for over two years. Once a month I would read his sometimes sentimental, sometimes petulant tirades about h ...

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 ...