Alchemists launch eco-friendly whiskey

Alchemists launch eco-friendly whiskey

(April 19, 2018) Making a shot of whiskey is a tough job. There are lots of rules laid down by the federal government to make sure "American whiskey" is precisely what the world...

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Open House

Nerding out with Humboldt's homebrewers

(April 12, 2018) With beer geekery on full display, the Humboldt Homebrew Festival might be the North Coast's most interesting beer party. A showcase for a large and dedicated amateur brewing community in...

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Mah-der: A Laotian Call to the Table

And a recipe for comforting spicy noodles

(April 5, 2018) Slipping off my shoes at the front door, I leave them with the other hundred pairs piled into a gigantic mound. Entertaining the idea of having to go on a...

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Thinking Outside the Jar

Olives for Chinese chicken and for dessert

(March 29, 2018) I've loved Henry's Olives ever since my friend introduced them to me a few years back. But the idea of cooking with the locally made, hand-cured olives never crossed my...

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Hum Plate Roundup: Pan Dulce, Fall-apart Ribs and Sandwich Nostalgia

(March 22, 2018) Bread and sugar When fire shut down El Pueblo Market on Broadway in Eureka, it left a sweet roll-sized hole in our hearts and stomachs. While we wait for...

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The Golden Era: A Cannabis Cocktail

With Bourbon and Papa & Barkley

(March 15, 2018) It wasn't easy for Adam Grossman to watch his father suffer from debilitating back pain. As prescription medication provided little relief, Grossman reacted as many caring family members do: He...

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Savory Empanadas

Try your hand at hand pies

(March 8, 2018) Empanadas are a staple for many Latinos. Whether sweet or savory, baked or fried, the little hand pies are a treat. When I was growing up, my momma baked us...

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Down for Bottles at Dead Reckoning Cellar

And brewing with the Pink Boots Society

(March 1, 2018) Arcata's beer world just got a little deeper. Dead Reckoning Cellar, an offshoot of owner Theo Brown's Dead Reckoning Tavern, is open for business. Located at 815 J St. in...

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Mushrooms and Tofu

A new recipe for the New(ish) Year

(February 22, 2018) This New Year started differently from previous ones: I made a resolution. I also read about New Year's resolutions and their meager chances for surviving January's cold. I decided to...

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Sweet and Savory New Year Dumplings

With homemade wrappers, wild onions and red beans

(February 15, 2018) Gong hei fat choi, or congratulations and be prosperous, is one way to wish everyone a happy Chinese New Year. Food is another. When it comes to Chinese New Year...

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Heart on a Stick

Marinated beef heart skewers for Valentine's Day

(February 8, 2018) For years I've flipped through an old Irish cookbook in my kitchen and smiled at a recipe for beef heart called Love in Disguise: You cut the heart open, strip...

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Glamping at Campground

(April 18, 2018) Going for woodland chic in Humboldt risks redundancy but the vibe at Campground (865 Ninth St., Arcata), the landlocked cousin of Salt, is a bit more Swedish cabin hotel,...

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