Food & Drink Notes for February 12, 2019

Senior Center Crab feet set for Feb. 23 The Tuolumne County Senior Center will hold … Read more

Locals win gold at country’s largest wine judging

In this season of handing out music, movie and TV awards, the country’s biggest wine … Read more

Wine exploration the subject of Columbia College community class

A combination of lectures and wine tasting will allow students to explore wine types, investigate … Read more

Food & Drink Notes for January 29, 2019

Chocolate Lovers’ Hoedown set for Friday, Feb. 8 The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Tuolumne County … Read more

What a food writer learned from a total pantry re-organization with a food-waste expert

It was a lot worse than I thought. A food writer’s pantry ought to be … Read more

A chef gives up his recipe for the world’s best mac ‘n’ cheese, and now we can all die happy

Does Edouardo Jordan need any introduction at this point? Now is the Seattle chef’s time: … Read more

Slow(cooker) but easy recipes

For most of us, the busiest time of the year is approaching. With decorating, shopping … Read more

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

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

Dining in

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

Do you remember the first lunch you made for your child? Maybe it was bittersweet. … Read more

Get ready, it's burger time!

Even though we can get a good burger anytime of the year, there seems to … Read more

Up your burger game with homemade buns

To any real fan, a hamburger is never just a burger. Rather, it’s a work … Read more

A sweet salute to the red, white and blue

One of my favorite annual traditions is making this super-simple flag cake with my daughter. … Read more

Cucumbers play it cool in summer

Cucumbers are capable of much more than crunching up salads and soothing puffy eyes. They … Read more

An icebox cake casts its spell on strawberries

Coal-black cocoa wafers, dry and crumbly on their own, are layered with vanilla whipped cream … Read more

Lemony chicken wings soar above the rest

Served at a bar or at a casual summer gathering, chicken wings are crowd pleasers, … Read more

Steak on the grill ranks as one of the best summertime meals ever. Heck, best … Read more

Citrus Pudding Cake a bit of magic

A pudding cake is a mashup of a souffle and a cake, and it conveniently … Read more

Food Notes for June 12, 2018

Sonora Lions to hold Omelet Breakfast The Sonora Lions Club will hold an Omelet Breakfast … Read more

Herb by herb

If a pinch of fresh mint or basil makes any dish more fragrant, imagine what … Read more

Healthy eating can taste good, too

People often ask me what is your favorite cuisine — a difficult question for me … Read more

Hash out the breakfast details

Made with asparagus, roasted red pepper and mushrooms, this hash has a fresh and light, … Read more

Sweet facts about honey

We all know bees make honey, but you may be surprised to learn that honey … Read more

No-salt-added recipes can still be full of flavor

It is often said, “all things in moderation,” and that is a good suggestion; especially … Read more

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