Hum Plate Round-up

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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Matsutake Madness

(January 8, 2015) Matsutake mushrooms are the truffles of Japan. The fall arrival of the dusky fungi, artfully displayed in wooden boxes on sprigs of pine, like high-end shadow boxes, is marked by a...

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Hum Plate Roundup

Cures for what ails you

(January 1, 2015) How was your New Year's Eve? Good? Too good? Here, this will make you feel better. Behind the Eight-Ball So this is not actually "the hair of the dog that...

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Secrets of Holiday Bartending

Drop the shaker and enjoy your own party

(December 25, 2014) All this week, somebody, somewhere, is throwing a party. They will plan the menu and music to the letter, but when it comes to the bar ... things fall apart....

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Orange Salad

An Italian Christmas tradition

(December 18, 2014) The holidays remind me that I grew up elsewhere. I enjoy watching children working at their gingerbread creations, but I don't have my own personal experience. While I have no...

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in our blogs...

Crab Invasion

(February 20, 2015) In the same way that pumpkin spiced everything shows up in the fall, in winter legions of crab specialties hit our county like Attack of the Crab Monsters, which...

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Korean Tacos: Geography vs. Destiny

(February 15, 2015) The Bering Strait, scientists speculate, could have once been a land bridge between Asia and North America. Just a hop, skip and a jump across some glaciers, and yet...

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