Down to Bidness

Down to Bidness

Working lunches that work

(March 26, 2015) Not every business lunch calls for the classic steak and Martinis, and not all of us can return to work after that sort of thing. Choosing where to break bread...

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Just Searing Some Duck

With citrus and ginger. No big deal.

(March 19, 2015) One of the wonderful things about duck is how baroque it sounds on the menu. Casually telling friends you're cooking duck breasts on a Tuesday night usually provokes raised eyebrows...

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Make It Green

Vegi-centric caldo verde

(March 12, 2015) March is a difficult month. No longer winter and not yet spring, it is a kind of limbo in which the promise of spring may be curbed suddenly by bites...

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Mama Stew

Comfort food for friends with kids

(March 5, 2015) The summer of youth is full of unappreciated freedom and spontaneity — road trips, river days, talking for hours with your friends in the back yard as cicadas sing. And...

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Hum Plate Round-up

Broadened horizons

(February 26, 2015) Big Dipper It's not your fault you skip over something like bean dip on a menu. For one thing, bowls of the pasty business show up a lot (there's likely...

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Sticky Fingers

Chinese recipes I totally stole

(February 19, 2015) I was a puffy-faced cliché, freshly dumped and lurching around the apartment I'd shared with my boyfriend of four years, stuffing my things into a duffle bag under the bored...

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Funky Cold Medina

Flirty drinks for consenting adults

(February 12, 2015) We're all adults here. We know what we like and we know what we want. Often, what we want is sex. We look around and see it permeating every aspect...

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Apples by the Pint

Humboldt Cider Co. rolls out its barrels

(February 5, 2015) What goes into making hard cider? "Apples and yeast — and love," according to Humboldt Cider Company's Darren Cartledge. Well, that and some cash. He and wife Michelle Cartledge, along...

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Fritter Nation

The battle of the batter

(January 29, 2015) Deep-fried dough and fruit glazed with sugar sounds like a recipe impossible to flub. But Humboldt County has an abundance of goodies, and we can afford to be discerning. This...

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A Good Start

Healthy breakfasts without sacrifice

(January 22, 2015) If we think of January as the morning of the year, then breakfast is a perfect topic to consider now. I can see the words "New Year's resolutions" blinking bright...

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Hot Wheels

There's a new tea cart in town

(January 15, 2015) After her camping gear was stolen at the World of Music, Arts and Dance Festival in England, Jennifer Thompson found herself regrouping with friends in the medical tent. As Brits...

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Duck, Duck, Bacon

(March 10, 2015) Not every business lunch calls for the classic steak and Martinis, and not all of us can return to work after that sort of thing. Choosing where to break bread...

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