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KCC Farmers Market, Honolulu, HI; Snapshot of What’s Happening

Cold and wintery Northern California weather got you down? Dreaming of a milder climate? One with clean air, a warm ocean and a small community of farmers dedicated to bringing to market a proud bounty of mother nature’s best? Think about visiting Oahu; better yet, set your sights on Honolulu with its restaurant and art […]


BLC Gets Back To Its Roots

A drizzly evening in early May set the stage for an incredible night of Zinfandel and family style dining at Limerick Lane Cellars in Heladsburg, Ca. Members of the Historical Vineyard Society were treated to an ‘old school’ menu of classic Italian-American standards like meatballs, grilled beef tri-tip, balsamic dressed spring lettuces and locally baked […]

Cab Braised beef with Aligot

A couple of Cabernet Pairings

No better time to pull out that stash of Cabernet Sauvignon than mid-winter. The days are chilly and short, the nights can be perfect with a warm fire and a culinary spread of braised meats and potatoes, mineral rich greens and savory mushrooms. Here are a couple of pairing suggestions for that next bottle:   The […]

squash blossoms

San Rafael’s Thursday Farmer’s Market in August-snapshot of what’s happening. 

Chanterelle mushrooms are an excellent by-product of mid summer mountain rain Coastal lettuces from Bolinas, Ca Lemon Cucumbers abound Plums of course… Fresh goat cheese from Tomales Bay Flowers Flowers Nectarines Flowering coriander Squash blossoms Melons by the truck load early pomegranates Shelling beans Blood peaches Sunchokes from Little Organic Farm Red walnuts too…

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