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September 29, 2023

Tasting your way through Wine Country: Sonoma County Restaurant Week offers up delicious deals

Nearly 100 of Sonoma County's premier restaurants are gearing up to serve delectable dishes at reasonable rates. From Rocker Oysterfeller's Oyster PoBoy on a Soft Roll with applewood bacon, white cheddar cheese and remoulade in Valley Ford to Dry Creek Kitchen's pan roasted New York steak in Healdsburg, the menus are sure to make your mouth water and keep your pocketbook plentiful.


Gardeners call it black gold for good reason: compost not only

THROUGH THE GARDEN GATE: Seeds, seeds! Open-pollinated? Heirloom?

The best plant sale ever on August 22 and 23 at Occidental Arts

Predicting and planting Planning local food gardens in weird weather

The warm weather of February and March has given gardeners planting fever, and a few local farmers are planting out tomatoes in hopes of being the first to bring the precious fruit to market. But is it worth the risk for a backyard gardener to plant summer crops early?


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Crab season adds diversity to holiday meals

Stores expect to have local crab soon

Shopping local from the comfort of your couch

There is nothing like traffic and bustling parking lots to take away some of our holiday cheer as we franticly fight crowds trying to get in and out of stores shopping for holiday meal ingredients and buying gifts for that special someone. This year, why not try a different approach and support your local vendors at the same time? Shopping online and keeping it local is easy.

Celebrating St. Paddy’s in wine country: It’s easy being green on March 17

For some of us there is always the question of what St. Patrick’s Day is for, other than a chance to drink beer and eat corned beef and cabbage. Who really needs to know more than that?

Healdsburg Steelhead Festival Saturday

February is wild steelhead month in Sonoma County and the annual Wild Steelhead Festival takes place in Healdsburg this Saturday, Feb. 9. “Celebrating the return of steelhead to the Russian River at the Lake Sonoma visitor center, said the Friends of Lake Sonoma, one of the festival’s sponsoring groups.


When it comes to dicing and slicing, the students in the knife skills class at the Santa Rosa Junior College practice sharp concentration. Along with learning the techniques, they are also in charge of chopping the ingredients that will be used for menu items served at the department’s café. Fresh daily breads, soups, salads and desserts are just a few items students present on the menu for guests who visit their new building on Mendocino Avenue.