Seasonal Fare

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New at the Farmers’ Market: Whole Wheat Flour & Orange Juice

February 19, 2011

Organic Whole Wheat Flour Can you cook a complete meal from the Sacramento farmers’ market? Absolutely! What about baking an entire recipe? Yes, indeed! Our market has butter, milk, and […]

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New at the Farmers’ Market: Walnut Oil

February 18, 2011

Walnut Oil Glashoff Farms is quickly becoming one of the most innovative spots at the downtown Sacramento farmers’ market. This summer, they delighted us with spicy homemade pickles nearly the size […]

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Chile Relleno Pizza Recipe

November 23, 2010

Chile Relleno Pizza Recipe Who doesn’t love chile rellenos? Sweet, fragrant peppers with a tangy zip oozing with chewy melted cheese and drowning in rich, thick tomato sauce—chile rellenos comfort […]

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Chili Relleno Pizza: A Two-Part Series (Part I: The Story; Part II: The Recipe)

November 11, 2010

My chili relleno pizza just pulled from the wood oven.   Here’s a great party idea: Prepare lots of individual pizza dough in advance. Invite your friends, and tell them […]

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Pineapple Guava Applesauce Recipe

October 19, 2010

Traditional applesauce recipe gets California twist   Applesauce colors my childhood memories. I picture the pale ruby sauce in large mason jars steadfastly lining the basement shelf. I never had […]

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Roasted Heirloom Tomato Freezer Sauce

October 4, 2010

Heirloom Tomatoes to be Roasted for Freezer Sauce   Here in Sacramento, we’re still pulling in ripe tomatoes from our gardens. In fact, this weekend I picked 30 pounds! With […]

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Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale

September 9, 2010

Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale   Nothing goes together quite as swimmingly as summer and beer. They both just make you smile. I recently got a grin out of a […]

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Seasonal Finds at Farmers Market: Pickles, Cactus, & Cutting Celery

September 6, 2010

Dill pickles, a new seasonal treat at the Sacramento market.   If you don’t slow down, you can miss a lot at the downtown Sacramento farmers market. It’s a bustling […]

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Sun Tea: A Timeless Summer Recipe

August 31, 2010

Sun Tea, a timeless summer recipe. Summer drips and glistens when it’s poured into an icy glass. Enjoy the last few drops of the season with some good old fashioned […]

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Grandma Betty’s Famous Rhubarb Pinwheels

June 16, 2010

Do you have that one family recipe that you guard with your life? The one that everyone begs you for, but you’re just not willing to give up? Well, this […]

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Tips on Making a Complete Meal from the Farmers’ Market

February 10, 2010

I recently attended an event on sustainable food. A supporter of the movement told me, “My problem with farmers’ markets is that you can’t make a whole meal from shopping […]

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December 15, 2009

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Foiled Again: The Great Melon Debacle

July 30, 2009

Last year, I toiled over my watermelons. I started out with about 14 ripe ones, so I had room for error. It took me all summer long to gain the […]

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My Main Squeeze: Making My Own Orange Juice

August 5, 2008

Most folks jump-start their mornings with a jolt of liquid caffeine. I was once among the coffee addicts of the world. When I quit, cold turkey, it was orange juice […]

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