Newcastle Produce

Find your inner chef at Newcastle Produce cooking classes

Friends and newcomers  will gather several nights each week this summer to learn new methods of cooking, polish up on technique and have a good time making good food. Newcastl ...

Noon Hour Update: Sheriff's Association lawsuit; garbage fees; solar schools and bear hunting

Welcome to the Auburn Journal's "Noon Hour Update," where we'll present you with stories and updates on what's going on in the news and what we're working on for our Wednesday edit ...

Foothills seeing orange: Mountain Mandarin Festival returns to Auburn

Thousands of mandarins will make their way from the field to the fairgrounds this weekend, enticing citrus lovers with not only the fruit itself, but also an array of food, beverag ...

Iced tea a taste of summer in every sip

Iced tea is the ultimate summer drink. No matter whether you like it strong and black, sweet and green, or fruity and light, a sip of iced tea can refresh to the core on the hottes ...

Sweet or savory —winter squash is true comfort

When those dreary days of winter seem never ending, it’s nice to know there’s a bright orange piece of heaven to perk you up. Pureed in soups, baked in a pie, or diced for sal ...

Specialty foods shop savors 10-year anniversary

A local shop that has become a favorite for chefs, cooks and foodies is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this month. Newcastle Produce is known for its locally grown fruits and ...

Polenta dish is perfect showcase for porcini mushrooms

It’s porcini season and if you look really hard, you can find these tasty mushrooms — fresh — in local markets from now through the middle of July. While dried porcini are us ...

Tasty Morsels: Kiwi sparks ideas for marinade, salad dressing

About two weeks ago I was on a mission to find something fresh and perhaps a bit unusual for a sauce to go with steak. Not after anything in particular, I drove down to Newcastle P ...

It’s possible to have a merry, kitchen-free Christmas

Cooking for Christmas? Bah humbug. If all you want for Christmas is to spend more time under the tree and less time standing over the stove, local restaurants and grocers are her ...

Tasty Morsels: Holiday tart gets extra crunch from area-grown walnuts

This is the time of year to load up on walnuts. Though it’s a time-consuming proposition, it’s kind of a fun to gather in the kitchen to shell the little treasures. And if you ...