Celebrate Hanukkah with a festive blueberry crostata

I am big on fried potato pancakes (latkes) to celebrate Hanukkah. They never disappoint! But … Read more

Holiday guac adds a dash of fun to festivities

The holiday season is a busy time of year, with dining in and out, having … Read more

Homes, inns open doors for holiday tours

Tours of festively decorated homes and inns will be held next weekend by two organizations … Read more

A gift from grandma

Your landscape is always in a state of transition. The 5-gallon red maple you planted … Read more

Quick dips can spice up holiday

It’s now November, and we have entered the tastiest time of the year! But it … Read more

Lemony Chicken Francese is a buttery Italian-American comfort food

There are people who never get tired of breaded chicken cutlets. (I know, because some … Read more

Pumpkin roll not as tricky as you think

This delicately sweet and warmly spiced pumpkin cake tastes just as good as it looks, … Read more

A crash course in crash hot potatoes

I’ve been praising the versatility of eggs for as long as I can remember, but … Read more

Farmhouse fresh

Baker and cookbook author Jessie Sheehan’s happy place is at the butcher block island in her yolk-yellow kitchen, rolling out dough for her signature biscuits and pies. Traditional details come alive at her Connecticut getaway, thanks to vibrant, shaker-inspired colors and modern amenities that make it a weekend retreat she and her family never want to leave.

The memory of a slamming screen door in Robert McCloskey’s classic children’s book “One Morning … Read more

Usher in autumn with trees full of color

Autumn is my favorite season of the year. The sun, at a softer angle, filters … Read more

Review: Don’t miss SRT’s powerful, evocative ‘Intimate Apparel’

Now playing at Sierra Repertory’s East Sonora Theater is Lynn Nottage’s beautiful play, “Intimate Apparel.” … Read more

AAUW Salad Supper honors Tech Trek participants

The American Association of University Women Sonora Branch recently held its Salad Supper, the annual … Read more

Sonora Bach Festival series presents ‘Locals Concert’

The Sonora Bach Festival will present the third event of its October festival at 3 … Read more

Dining in

There are times when even the craziest cooking extremists, such as myself, don’t have the … Read more

Love garlic? Plant a spring bounty now

I can’t believe it is almost time to plant garlic. Where has the summer gone? … Read more

Annual Garden Tour returns

Mark your calendars for Sunday, Oct. 14, when the University of California Cooperative Extension Master … Read more

Mokelumne Hill School gets new garden tools

The Mokelumne Hill Elementary school garden recently received new garden tools, a garden wagon, and … Read more

Sierra Living Notes for September 22, 2018

Canine fashion show set in Tuolumne Adoptable animals from Friends of the Animal Community will … Read more

Cats, dogs await new homes at Humane Society

The following animals are available for adoption from the Humane Society of Tuolumne County: Dogs … Read more

Review: ‘Mousetrap’ has a strong cast, energetic pacing

Now playing at Murphys Creek Theatre is Agatha Christie’s venerable whodunit, “The Mousetrap.” When it … Read more

It’s show time for local bonsai community

The Mother Lode Bonsai Club will host its fourth annual show and exhibit Sept. 22 … Read more

Forest fires can be beneficial to woodland species

If we can pull away from our own, albeit very real, negative experiences from the … Read more

Master Gardener program seeks new volunteers

The University of California Cooperative Extension will hold an orientation Oct. 11 for people interested … Read more

Angels Camp resident featured at annual Quilts and Threads Show

Barbara Hardwick’s skills as a quilter have evolved slowly during a life full of creativity. … Read more

Review: SRT’s ‘Baskerville’ is well-directed comic entertainment

At the close of a long, hot summer, it is refreshing to escape into a … Read more

Jason Eady to perform his song ‘Calaveras County’ in Angels Camp

“Calaveras County” will soon have its live debut in Calaveras County. The Angels Camp Community … Read more

STCHS program will focus on mountain climbing

The Southern Tuolumne County Historical Society will host a special event this weekend with local … Read more

Jeff Foxworthy headed to Westside Pavilion stage

Comedian Jeff Foxworthy finds the humor in everyday life. Over the last three decades, he’s … Read more

Shakespeare on the Vine’s ‘The Tempest’ opens

In its fourth season, Shakespeare on the Vine Theatre Company will present William Shakespeare’s comedy … Read more

Blueberry galette celebrates the season

A ritual included in my annual sojourn to my favorite blueberry U-pick farm — it’s … Read more

I am not a patient cook. I use lettuces without washing them because it takes … Read more

Right now, as high summer hits, and with it, an abundance of fresh, vibrant tomatoes, … Read more

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