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: 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: 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.
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.
Seasonal Pantry: Crisp radishes to the rescue
Radishes are the perfect way to fill up and stay cool on hot days.
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.