Stories from Michele Anna Jordan
Pairings: Sauvignon blanc with crab
Starborough 2013 Marlborough offers lots of fruit and brightness at a bargain.
Seasonal Pantry: Memories of grapefruit and celery
Despite their quirky reputations, grapefruit and celery are delicious.
Fresh From Our Farmers: Farmstead meats the 'answer to the problem'
It has been nearly four years since Adam Parks, grandson of the founders of Victorian Christmas Tree Farm in Sebastopol, established Victorian Meat Co. at the family ranch. Parks, who seems to have a...
Pairings: Gewurztraminer with vegetable biryani
This week's pick is bright and pretty, marrying best with delicate flavors.
Seasonal Pantry: Try these local Greek-style yogurts
Take your pick of delicious yogurts from nearby producers.
Pairings: Risotto with chardonnay
This week's pick offers plenty of fruit, plus honey and citrus, and is perfect with scallops
Fresh From Our Farmers: Real, homemade stock available at markets
There are times when even the most dedicated cook needs a bit of help in the stock department.
Mouthful: Citrus Fair time in Cloverdale
The weekend event includes a pygmy goat show and cooking demos.
Seasonal Pantry: A taste for turmeric
The colorful spice, a darling of the health supplement industry, is essential in lots of Indian dishes.
Fresh from our farmers: Tasty tomatoes in the dead of winter
Last week, about 30 volunteers and I constructed a 64-foot BLT for a Sonoma County Tourism bash.
Seasonal Pantry: Fava beans — don't forget the leaves
Fava leaves are delicious raw in salads and cooked.
Supporting farmers through cold and drought
Tom Noble of Armstrong Valley Farm describes effects of drought on the business.
Mouthful: Paws for Love's furry artists
A roundup of upcoming food and wine events in the North Bay.
First of spring harvest arriving
Oak Hill Farm may be the first out of the gate with spring garlic. The first of their harvest sold out quickly at last Friday's Sonoma Valley Farmers Market. This Friday, they will have their first...
Mouthful: The chowder flows Saturday at Bodega Bay
This Saturday is the 11th annual Bodega Bay Chowder Day.
Fresh From Our Farmers: A good source for rabbit
OZ Family Farm has been producing meat rabbits in Dry Creek Valley for nine years.
Pairings: Bread soup with old vine zin
Light, refreshing Bedrock Sonoma Valley Old Vine Zinfandel is perfect match for soup.
Seasonal Pantry: The obscure origins of paprika
These days, a huge array of flavorful paprikas and other similar ground chilies can be found in supermarkets.
Vintage recipes can tell a tale
Beyond ingredients, the recipes of yesteryear reveal glimpses into how people lived.