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Stories from Michele Anna Jordan

Mouthful: Get your French on for Bastille Day

A roundup of upcoming food and wine fun in Sonoma County.

Seasonal Pantry: The season for Santa Rosa plums

Now's the time for one of the world's most interesting fruits.

Pairings: A brilliant blend of 3 white grapes

Four Mile Creek 2013 North Coast White is perfect with ceviche.

More July 4 holiday entertainment

Music, parades, and plenty of food options surround the holiday weekend and beyond.

Seasonal Pantry: Tomato season means it's time for BLTs

Take advantage of this year's early tomato season with these recipes.

Pairing: Pinot noir with burger sliders

Wine perfect for your backyard BBQ.

Upcoming food fun

Don't miss wine, beer and market events this weekend.

Seasonal Pantry: Cooking with squash blossoms

Now's the time for this seasonal treat.

Pairing: Chardonnay with risotto

Davis Bynum 2012 Russian River Valley River West is classic California.

Upcoming food fun

A farm market birthday, a sunset supper and a meat talk highlight weekend happenings.

Seasonal Pantry: Why we love crushed red pepper

The best kind has a depth and range of flavor.

Pairings: Lamb, pinot are perfect complements

A cherry-inspired dish makes the wine soar.

Not-to-miss foodie fun

Coming up: Otters, Fermentation Fest and more.

Seasonal Pantry: The connection between farmers and food

In Sonoma County, buying from local purveyors creates a link to neighbors and friends.

Pairing: Zucchini Fritters with chardonnay

River Road Pamela's 2013 County Unoaked lets the lighter elements shine through.

Mouthful: Events heating up at Twin Oaks

Upcoming events include regular performances by Kevin Russell in Penngrove.

Seasonal Pantry: Gluten-free options for cooking

Brown rice, wild rice and zucchini 'pasta' are great substitute ingredients.

Pairings: Curry with gewurztraminer

A fruity wine good with all sorts of Asian dishes.

Upcoming food fun

Coming up, a barn dance, BBQ and more.

Seasonal Pantry: Making the most of early apricots

California's crop this year is light, but outstanding. Try them grilled.

Pairings: Slow-cooked salmon with pinot noir

Pinot works beautifully with red meat and is a natural with King salmon.

Not-to-miss food fun

Enjoy wine, slurp some oysters or see some stars at upcoming events.

Seasonal Pantry: Crisp radishes to the rescue

Radishes are the perfect way to fill up and stay cool on hot days.

Pairing: Lush white with scampi

This week's pick in made for salmon season.

Mouthful: Paella alert

Fabiano Ramaci will cook up his fabulous paella May 24 at Amphora Winery.

Seasonal Pantry: Taking shortcuts in the kitchen

We all need a bit of help with cooking now and then, but it's important to think about when and where we get it.

Pairing: Shepherd's pie and chardonnay

This week's pick is subtle, refreshing and goes great with a veggie classic.

Fresh From Our Farmers: A street fair atmosphere at Windsor market

The Windsor Farmers Market, which opened for its 2014 season in April, has always been as much a community event as a destination for local produce and other farm and ranch products.

Upcoming foodie fun

Where to take mom, wine events and more.

Pairing: Chicken Tagine with viognier

This week's pick is perfect to serve with a Moroccan favorite.

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