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Prolonging the season: oven dried tomatoes

Those lovely, tiny cherry tomatoes that are spilling from their little green baskets, the teeny red ones, the tear-shaped yellow, and especially the almost-purple-black ones that are abundant at the … Continue reading

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Foodie Find: Sonoma Meals

If you’re anything like me, you are busy. Oh, sure it is summertime, things are meant to slow down, the days are long and laid back, plenty of lazing around … Continue reading

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Sonoma’s fabulous farm stands: now open

The small town farm stand.  There may not be a means of shopping for food that brings me more joy.  Saturday dawns and I begin plotting my day, which will … Continue reading

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Foodie find: Blue Bottle New Orleans Iced Coffee

For many, many years, I had a fairly serious addiction to New Orleans’ style coffee and chicory.  Each morning, lingering for longer then necessary, I would sit and watch the … Continue reading

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Summer eating: raw vegetable salad

You know when it was so hot last week?  Out came the first of what I am sure will be many of my favorite to make cold, cold, raw vegetable … Continue reading

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Daddy’s girl

I am a daddy’s girl.  I adore my dad for many reasons: his huge loopy smile, the big hugs he doles out generously, his kooky addiction to radio trivia contests… but … Continue reading

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A delicious summer ahead

The long languid days of summer are almost here!  With these wonderful sunshiny days come picnics, hikes, warm afternoons sipping wine in the Plaza, and festive barbecues in the backyard. … Continue reading

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Already addicted: Aventine, Glen Ellen

Sonoma, I have some good news and I have some bad news.  The good news is very, very, very good.  It is very yummy news to say the least.  I … Continue reading

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The culture of the cocktail

I love that shake-ah, shake-ah noise: ice rattling ferociously in a stainless cocktail shaker.  The crunch-crunch sound of ice, fruit, citrus, herbs being muddled… all happy sounds of a cocktail being … Continue reading

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Opening night – the 2014 Farmers’ Market report

Seeing the shiny white tips of the market tents poking through the Plaza trees was certainly a sight for sore eyes.  Each long winter, the months pass in a chilly, … Continue reading

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