Game to 100
“Buy American” hurts school-lunch program

Dec 22, 2015

Here’s a Christmas wish: that politicians and corporate agricultural interests quit nickel and diming school districts struggling to provide affordable meals for low-income children. The grinches locally are U.S. Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, whose district includes 40 percent of … Continue reading

The Blue Muse
It’s okay to hate squash, and other things I like about adulthood

Nov 16, 2014
It’s okay to hate squash, and other things I like about adulthood

I tried. Really I did.With an established dislike for squash--especially the winter types--I bought some anyway. I purchased red kuri and spaghetti squash thinking I might turn over a new leaf. Perhaps my previous aversions to squash related to prepara...

Foods for the Soul
Honeyed Peach Cheesecake

Honeyed Peach Cheesecake

Creamy vanilla cheesecake studded with juicy peaches & topped with a sweet honey drizzle. Positively luscious yet still skinny & healthy!     I grew up in a Methodist family, so every weekend, we piled into the minivan and navigated to the church across town for the service (my parents) and Sunday school (my...

VIDEO: Local Peaches Make a Great Peach Cobbler

Apr 24, 2014

Now that the weather is starting to warm up, farmers markets are preparing for the peach season. One of the many  traditional American desserts is ...

Undercover Caterer
Peach Yogurt Milkshakes

Aug 12, 2013

If you live in the general Sacramento region, you’ve no doubt heard of Whitey’s Jolly Kone’s famous peach milkshakes.  If you haven’t, let me tell you, they are pretty good.  Whitey’s waits till the local peaches are rip...

Foods for the Soul
Peach Pie Cinnamon Rolls

Peach Pie Cinnamon Rolls

Google Reader closed, but don’t worry! Follow my blog on Bloglovin’ instead!    Best part of summer = Grandma’s Peach Pie I also love the flip flops, warm evening walks, fat triangles of watermelon, and oversized sunglasses. But I don’t…

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The Sacramento Bee
Recipe: Lazy girl peach batter cobbler

Serves 4 to 6 Adapted from "Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking" by Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart (Gibbs Smith). INGREDIENTS 1 cup granulated or brown sugar (light or dark), divided use 2 cups sliced peaches 1 stick (1/2...

Awake at the Whisk
Recipe: Spiced peach jam

Aug 26, 2012

I met Susan while giving a talk about food literacy at a women’s giving circle in Sacramento. I knew right away she was a kindred spirit. When she started talking [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other conten...

Recipe: Carmela Sodaro’s famous peach cobbler

Recipe: Carmela Sodaro’s famous peach cobbler

One of the joys of the Peach Festival in Marysville is peach cobbler. In previous years, I've purchased the dessert from The Brick Coffee House, and it's always been very good. This year, I stopped at the Sodaro peach stand because I had met Sara...

Recipe: Peach mango lime jam

Jul 12, 2012
Recipe: Peach mango lime jam

I walked in the kitchen, groggy from reading late into the night.  Greeted by peaches and mangos, they end up in a bowl together.  A squeeze of lime juice, sprinkling of granola, and spoonful of vanilla yogurt.  I have a taste.  Wow!  The combo’s a sensation of flavors.  My now un-clogged brain is thinking jam. I...

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