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More Holiday Shopping That Supports Local Charities

Dec 12, 2012
More Holiday Shopping That Supports Local Charities

One of my favorite shopping destinations during the holidays is the gift shop at the Crocker Art Museum. So many cool things to buy -- jewelry, objets d'art, books, cards, calendars, toys -- I never come away empty-handed, although sometimes I discove...

Appetizers
Holiday food drive needs fresh fruit, veggies for kids

Dec 12, 2012
Holiday food drive needs fresh fruit, veggies for kids

All some families want for Christmas is something good to eat. The California Food Literacy Center will try to fill that need with healthy fruit and vegetables via a produce drive for low-income children. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, patrons can con...

Cowtown Eats
Eat It!: Banh Mi Fries at Broderick Restaurant & Bar

Dec 12, 2012

Eat It! is a semi-regular feature where I recommend great bites in Sacramento-area restaurants. When I visited to grab Broderick's happy hour a couple weeks back, we decided to be responsible and eat a little something while we drank our...

Appetizers
OneSpeed’s focaccia-gate update: We blew it on that one

Dec 12, 2012
OneSpeed’s focaccia-gate update: We blew it on that one

Following up on yesterday's post about OneSpeed, it's missing bread and a carb-crazed customer who was not amused, I received a nice email from owner/chef Rick Mahan, who made no excuses for the missing bread. His email, which I will excerpt below,...

Appetizers
Sorry, but I have to wash my hair that day

Dec 12, 2012
Sorry, but I have to wash my hair that day

I get all kinds of glamorous invitations sent to me, but never have I had the chance to become a board-certified Carl's Jr. biscuit baker. Too bad I can't make it. Going behind the scenes at a fast-food joint just doesn't do it for me, I'm afraid. ...

FOX40
Video recipe: Fresh Dungeness crab salad by chef Kurt Spataro of Paragary’s

Dec 12, 2012
Video recipe: Fresh Dungeness crab salad by chef Kurt Spataro of Paragary’s

Chef Kurt Spataro of Paragary’s shows Paul Robins how to make a Fresh Dungeness Crab Salad. His cooking is feautred in the Best of Sacramento.



Appetizers
Persimmon explosion leads to holiday cookies

Dec 12, 2012
Persimmon explosion leads to holiday cookies

Persimmon season is booming - literally. Our backyard Fuyu is fully loaded. We picked about 60 pounds of fruit, many as big as heirloom tomatoes. (Here's a photo of one big cluster.) There are many more near the top of the tree, out of reach. But not...

Appetizers
Who makes the best chicken soups and tummy soothing soups in Sacramento?

Dec 12, 2012
Who makes the best chicken soups and tummy soothing soups in Sacramento?

Bleh ... you know the feeling - that achy, runny nose, feel like I'm gonna barf kind of feeling. There seems to be a nasty flu bug going around - and I've been feeling kind of yucky myself - so it's time to heed grandma's advice and serve up some chi...

Sac Foodies
Wordless Wednesday – Snickerdoodle Cupcake

Dec 12, 2012

‘Tis the season at all Café Bernardo locations for this brown butter and vanilla bean cupcake with cinnamon buttercream and garnished with toasted Snickerdoodle cookie crumbs. Available throughout the month of December for only $2.75!Café BernardoV...

Sacramento Connect
Pomegranate

Dec 12, 2012
Pomegranate

A roundup of pomegranate recipes from The Sacramento Bee and Sacramento Connect food bloggers.

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