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Have the seafood

(February 13, 2020) Po' boys and sympathy If you go to Fat Anne's Bakery & Bistro's new spot on Main Street in Ferndale (939 Main St.), get the fried chicken. Then tell me...

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Po' Boys and Sympathy

(February 7, 2020) If you go to Fat Anne's Bakery & Bistro's new spot on Main Street in Ferndale (939 Main St.), get the fried chicken. Then tell me what it's like because...

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Bake a Cake Already

A pep talk for the hesitant

(February 6, 2020) Instagram and reality TV can crush your confidence. I'm talking about your baking confidence here. While endlessly looped video of buttercream smoothing over the sides of spinning six-layer cakes...

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Windfall Apples

Humboldt Cider Co. and Food for People's collaboration

(January 30, 2020) When life hands the farmers and home gardeners of Humboldt too many apples, many hand the excess to Food for People. Last year they donated some 57,000 pounds of excess...

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Down at the Docks

(January 23, 2020) Sometimes I walk from the Journal offices down F Street to the plaza, with its wind-whipped flags, and look across the water as the fishing boats come into the bay...

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Crabby Patty Cravings

Dungeness egg foo yung and cheese puffs

(January 23, 2020) The Krabby Patty from SpongeBob SquarePants has been stuck in my head for years. From the time my kids enjoyed watching SpongeBob, I heard "Krabby Patty" over and over. I...

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Looking Back, Moving Forward

Swiss chard with olive oil and lemon

(January 16, 2020) As 2019 was drawing to a close, I saw reviews covering the last decade in terms of books, movies, music. I decided that, before writing something new, I would...

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Gone After Dinner

Marcelli's Italian Restaurant shuts down

(January 9, 2020) Cork-down wine bottle chandeliers light Marcelli's Italian Restaurant from the chipped green linoleum counter on one side to the corner that was once walled off during the spot's time as...

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Cocina on the Green

(January 6, 2020) The incongruity of a Mexican restaurant on the grounds of a golf course lessens as you sit in a snug window booth at Cocina Mariposa (4750 Fairway Drive, Eureka), which...

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What's Good Roundup

Tee time and happy hour heat up

(January 2, 2020) Cocina on the Green The incongruity of a Mexican restaurant on the grounds of a golf course lessens as you sit in a snug window booth at Cocina Mariposa (4750...

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To Fill the Happy Hours

(December 31, 2019) If you’ve had the good sense to make your way to Five Eleven (511 Second St., Eureka) for its Tuesday through Saturday happy hour starting at 5 p.m., I sincerely...

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Cheers! It's Coquito Time

A Puerto Rican coconut cocktail for the holidays

(December 26, 2019) It's the holiday season and you can make it a little merrier and a little brighter with this holiday cocktail: coquito. Translated as "little coconut," coquito is the Puerto Rican...

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Blackout Soup

Vegan coconut corn chowder from pantry to pot

(December 19, 2019) Looking back on the Darkpocalypse of October 2019, I found my household was ill-prepared for this type of event, not to mention any greater potential disaster. Yes, it's on my...

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Hot Sauce is the Right Sauce

Exploring local varieties one bottle at a time

(December 12, 2019) Why do we obsess over hot sauce? A few drops of liquid numbs our mouths, makes us sweat and gives us that kick in the stomach, burning inferno sensation we...

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Gathering Chestnuts in Late Fall 

And a recipe for braised chicken and chestnuts

(December 5, 2019) Although it was late autumn, the afternoon sun was still hot in Willow Creek. I brought my friends along to McIntosh Farm for our first chestnut gathering. Since we had...

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A Multitude of Squash

And everybody is happy at the table

(November 28, 2019) I am not a fan of winter, mostly because of the short days. The only time the word winter brings a smile to my face is in winter squash,...

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Nuna's Frozen Cheesecake

(November 21, 2019) My maternal grandmother 'Nuna,' otherwise known as Elinor Walker Flinn, was born in the Tennessee mountains but lived her adult life in Columbia, South Carolina. An upright, dignified woman, she...

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What's Good: Irish Pizza and Seaside Mexican

(November 14, 2019) On a Grecian pizza The pizza restaurant that once was Eureka's Big Louie's, then Marcelli's, has been repainted an eye-popping green and reopened as Shenanigans (1604 Fourth St.). Given...

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Greek Pizza from the Irish Place

(November 13, 2019) The pizza restaurant that once was Eureka’s Big Louie’s, then Marcelli’s, has been repainted an eye-popping green and reopened as Shenanigans (1604 Fourth St.). Given its name and pedigree (owner...

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Coastal Comforts at Los Sinaloenses

(November 8, 2019) Maybe you've sat in the maroon vinyl booth seats at 1134 Fifth St. in Eureka before — when it was a Mexican restaurant, then a barbecue joint, then another Mexican...

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NCJ Preview with Access Humboldt

(February 13, 2020) This week: We've got answers from candidates in the Humboldt County Supervisors races for the First and Second districts covering the economy, climate crisis, homelessness and infrastructure and road maintenance....

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Skin Deep: Photos from Inked Hearts

(February 11, 2020) The 11th annual Inked Hearts Tattoo Expo wrapped up four days of tattooing last Thursday-Sunday in the Sapphire Palace and Kinetik Lounge at Blue Lake Casino and Hotel. Organizers Ted...

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Po' Boys and Sympathy

(February 7, 2020) If you go to Fat Anne's Bakery & Bistro's new spot on Main Street in Ferndale (939 Main St.), get the fried chicken. Then tell me what it's like because...

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