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Kitchen Talk

Turn up the heat on home cooking

Where’s the beef?

John Ash, the father of Wine Country cuisine, will be grilling up some zesty  Steak Tacos with Chipotle Lime Sauce at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Windsor Farmers Market with the help of Santa Rosa Junior College Culinary Instructor Mei Ibach. Grass-fed beef rancher Rick Oluf of Oluf’s Ranch in Windsor will talk about the Sonoma County Meat Club, which provides local, humanely raised beef, pork, duck, chicken, lamb and goat at various sites throughout the North Bay. The meat… Read More »

Locavores in Petaluma

 Calling all locavores. Andersen’s Farm and Mr. Green’s in Petaluma is luring in savvy shoppers with its organic and conventional produce, Clover dairy and fresh eggs from Sonoma. The farmstand located directly across from the Petaluma Outlet Mall is a joint project between organic farmer Rodney Andersen of Petaluma and Amber Eliott, who handles the retail end. “Our main goal is to carry local product during the season, so we do buy from other farmers,” said consultant Glen Cady, Eliott’s… Read More »

Welcome to Kitchen Talk!

Welcome to the new Kitchen Talk blog. Here’s a run-down of what the different categories mean on the right-hand side of this blog. Entries will be grouped in those categories, when appropriate. Categories: “What’s Cooking” focuses on seasonal ingredients, tips for leftovers, cooking on a budget and ideas for keeping your kitchen green and sustainable. .  “The Real Dirt” locates sources for the best in local foods, plus what’s new at farms and cooking schools, farmers markets and grocery stores.… Read More »