Oh, Snap!

Oh, Snap!

Peas, butter and homemade cheese

(July 3, 2014) I love fresh seasonal vegetables swimming in fat. I would be content on a diet of fresh veggies and butter, with candy for entertainment. Is it humanly possible to dislike...

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Hum Plate Roundup

We'll need to see some ID

(June 26, 2014) Does a baby really need candy? Of course not. So what's wrong with taking it? Go ahead and order off the kids' menu. Little Devils You know that deviled egg...

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Pull Over

Farm stands around the county

(June 19, 2014) Trinity River Farm hugs Highway 96 about 2 1/2 miles north of Willow Creek. Its farm stand welcomes visitors with a "Honk for Service" sign out front. The late May...

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Pop Roast

Beer and beef. Happy Father's Day.

(June 12, 2014) Even amid sea changes in family and gender roles, with parents sharing more equally in childrearing and wage-earning duties, Father's Day continues to kind of suck rocks. More and more...

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Dressed to Grill

Dip, marinate and sauce it up

(June 5, 2014) I'm not an established Grill Person. I don't watch shows or buy cookbooks about grilling. That said, I am even less of a Washing Pans Person, so when I received...

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Team Cilantro

Come to the green side

(May 29, 2014) Cilantro is the Adam Sandler of the herb world: You love it or you hate it. Apparently, whether it tastes like the joyful rush of summer or something you'd use...

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Fresh Meat

New on the restaurant scene

(May 22, 2014) The Journal's new Menu of Menus, our annual listing of places to nibble, nosh, taste wine and sample brews, is plated and served up on newsstands. (This edition also...

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Pucker Up

When life jacks up the price of limes, make lemon pie

(May 8, 2014) Just as the weather turns warm and citrus cocktails and desserts beckon, a triumvirate of forces — bad weather, crop disease and drug cartels — have created a lime shortage...

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Viva Color!

Paprika is the new black

(May 1, 2014) Last year was my Year of Tarragon. I was incapable of making any savory dish without it, whining and beatings by friends notwithstanding. This year, Jada is All About Paprika....

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Cue Explosion

Hum Plate roundup

(April 24, 2014) Not everything is about subtlety. As moving and understated as the narrative gaze in a French film may be, once in a while you want a blockbuster. It's the...

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Life is Like a Box of Produce

Partnering with farmers through CSAs

(April 17, 2014) "What's in the box?" I wonder, my excitement escalating as I get ready to open it. One week, the first Sun Gold cherry tomatoes of the season beam at me...

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Archives


in our blogs...

Fo Schnitzel

(July 5, 2014) Now that the US has been punted from the World Cup finals by Belgium, we could use a little comfort food. How about German? Too soon? Off to Stuf't...

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Tourist Trap

(June 27, 2014) Hipsters, pack your bags. Eureka might be too mainstream for you now. The July-August issue of the American Automobile Association's Via magazine features seven highlights from the "vibrant Northern...

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Little Devils

(June 17, 2014) You know that deviled egg recipe your aunt is so stingy with? Nobody wants it anymore. Instead we'll be trying to recreate the ones at Humboldt Smokehouse (310 Fifth...

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