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Kitchen Talk

Turn up the heat on home cooking

Blackberry cobbler & pie, oh my!

  Foraging is the hip, new pastime in the foodie world, and some people are quite serious about it. Then there are the lazy ones, like me, who forage when it’s blackberry season. In my neighborhood, the berries are just turning black and juicy. Here are the rules: Bring along a pair of tongs, to lift branches and get to the ripe berries underneath. If you want to protect your hands, wear a thin glove. You can tell the blackberries… Read More »

Last chance to subscribe to Shone Farm’s fall CSA box

   Shone Farm, Santa Rosa Junior College’s  365-acre student farm in Forestville, is  accepting members for its fall season CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) produce box program. But don’t delay:  today (Aug. 20) is the deadline to sign up.   Subscribing to a box provides a family or 2 or 3 adults with heirloom tomatoes, lettuces, strawberries and apples – roughly 6 to 8 different vegetables and fruits each week – that were harvested by SRJC students on the morning of delivery.… Read More »

Alice Waters to talk at Sunset Idea House in Healdsburg

Alice Waters, the Berkeley chef who led the California fresh food revolution, will appear in conversation with Sunset Magazine Food Editor Margo True at the Sunset Idea House in Healdsburg. The two will discuss kitchen gardens, Waters’ Edible Schoolyard Project and more starting at 4 p.m. Saturday.  The first 500 visitors will receive autographed copies of Waters’ book “In the Green Kitchen.” The panel talk is included with the price of admission to The 2012 Idea House, a high-end factory… Read More »