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The Natomas Farm
……and twenty plus Munchkins.

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Apr 28, 2016
……and twenty plus Munchkins.

Three horses and twenty plus Munchkins. What a great day at the Natomas Farm. We had our first tour of the year......parents of a Natomas area home schooled group brought in their kids to see the farm animals...learn a little about bugs in the soil....

Crazy for Crust
Cake by the Ocean Cocktail

Apr 28, 2016
Cake by the Ocean Cocktail

I know, you’ve all heard the song. But have you heard of the Cake by the Ocean Cocktail? (Probably not, because I think I just invented it!) If you’re not familiar with the song, you have to listen to it. The only reason you haven’t heard it is if you exclusively listen to talk...

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Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Iconic Poor Red’s in El Dorado reopens

Iconic Poor Red’s in El Dorado reopens

Three local residents have brought the historic “Poor Red’s” back to life. The Genovese brothers, Mike and Jeff have brought aboard Mike Hountalas, owner of the Purple Place in El Dorado Hills and part-owner of the Cliff House in San Francisco, to begin an adventure in renovating Poor Reds. People came from all over California...

Stealth Cooking
Gnocchi with Shiitake Green Garlic Sauce

Apr 27, 2016
Gnocchi with Shiitake Green Garlic Sauce

This sauce heralds spring time, the only time one can find green garlic. I found some in the farmer's market, but it grows easily in the garden. If you can't find green garlic, use a clove of regular garlic, along with some green onions.Ingredients:1 T...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Nevada City in running for Outside magazine’s “best towns” list

Nevada City in running for Outside magazine’s “best towns” list

“Picking the contestants for our sixth annual Best Town Ever contest wasn’t easy,” according to Outside magazine.” We looked for places with great access to trails and public lands, thriving restaurants and neighborhoods, and, of course, a good beer scene—all while excluding the winners and runners-up from the past three years to make room for hidden...

Foods for the Soul
Strawberry Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Apr 26, 2016
Strawberry Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

An easy recipe for naturally sweetened banana bread full of juicy strawberries and rich chocolate. It’s my favorite recipe yet—I ate 3 slices in a row!     Tuesday afternoon of last week, my brother graciously offered to drop me off at the airport to catch my flight to Michigan on his way out...

Rubys Musings
Ruby’s Coffee Cake Muffins

Apr 26, 2016

Something yummy is baking here at Muse Cottage! It is recipe time here on Ruby's Musings. This go around I have a sweet treat that though not sinless, isn't the worst for you either, and made into muffins, it helps with portion control! When I ...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
“Kitchen Cabinets”: Friends & family who advise each other in a real kitchen

“Kitchen Cabinets”: Friends & family who advise each other in a real kitchen

“Kitchen cabinet” politics is a group of unofficial advisers to a political leader—often more influential than the official cabinet. President Reagan’s “kitchen cabinet” included trusted old friends, as did the group assembled by Andrew Jackson in 1829. Next year, our new President will form his or her own “kitchen cabinet.” The same is true when...

Finding Our Way Now
Preserved Lemons My Way: #Recipe

Well, I have more Meyer lemons than I thought, so the next idea I had was to preserve them for another day. If you’ve never had preserved lemons, you’re in for a treat. In the mid to early 19th-century, this was a practical way of keeping a hard to acquire, highly prized citrus such as...

Crazy for Crust
Mini S’mores Cheesecakes

Apr 26, 2016
Mini S’mores Cheesecakes

I don’t know about you, but I crave cheesecake all year long. And when s’mores time comes around, I just make them indoor: Mini S’mores Cheesecakes! PIN IT NOW to save for later! Jordan gets out of school in 6 weeks. 6 weeks!! Let’s stop thinking about how she’ll be done with 5th grade (gasp)...

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