Chill out with some “angry” chiles

There’s something about high heat that brings out the screamer in all of us. Last week, while I was quietly eating my lunch in Courthouse Square, I noticed some folks yelling across Mendocino Avenue,  trying to carry on a conversation over the din of passing cars and trucks. Then, when [...]

By | September 27th, 2010|0 Comments

Pears with an Asian twist

This Saturday and Sunday, the farmers of Sonoma County are gussying up their barns and the fields, putting out the  welcome  mat for locavores  during the annual Weekend Along the Farm Trails event. One of my favorite farms to visit is Gabriel Farm in Sebastopol,  run by a young couple who have devoted [...]

By | September 24th, 2010|1 Comment

Time is ripe for tomatoes

 Finally, they’re here. Those juicy orbs of heirloom tomato goodness have arrived at the markets and in our back yards, and they’re making us all look like gourmet cooks.  Slice ‘em up, splash them with extra virgin olive oil and salt, and you feel like Mario Batali. What could be [...]

By | September 7th, 2010|0 Comments



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