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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When Restaurants Go Dark

Planned blackouts cost local eateries and their workers

(November 7, 2019) It hasn't been an easy year for restaurants in Humboldt County. Ask managers and owners how it's going and you'll likely hear that profits are down in the already risky...

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A Pirate's Treasure of Chardonnays

From buttery to bright and even a little cave-y

(October 31, 2019) Growing up, "wine" and "chardonnay" were synonymous in my house. The women in my family drank Wente chardonnay like they owned stock in the winery. It was the first wine...

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Chinese Lamb Stew

With Humboldt wild mushrooms

(October 24, 2019) As the remaining sunlight shone through my kitchen widow, I was busy cleaning the wild chanterelle and porcini mushrooms I had just received. I love fall — the crisp air,...

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Humboldt's Food Business Meltdown

Racing against food spoilage during the PG&E shutdown

(October 17, 2019) Shortly after 2 a.m. on Oct. 10, employees at both branches of the North Coast Co-op were doing what nobody wants to do: throwing out food. Some worked 12-hour shifts...

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NCJ Preview with Access Humboldt

(January 23, 2020) This week news editor Thad Greenson and arts and features editor Jennifer Fumiko Cahill talk with host David Frank about an off-duty assault that cost a local police officer his...

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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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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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