Sunday, October 10, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Speaking of back to school, we just heard about a special at C Casa in Oxbow Market. This week, they are offering a back to school special every day from 3-9pm. Pick up one whole Fulton Farm Rotisserie Chicken, one order of Black Beans with chorizo and goat cheese, one order of Shaved Broccoli Cabbage Salad with Apples, 6 white corn tortillas and salsa all for $20 plus tax. Sounds like the perfect way to feed a hungry family!
Sunday, August 22, 2010
We topped it off with a fresh strawberry milkshake and sweet iced tea.
Monday, August 2, 2010
A few drop-off locations we scouted out on their Facebook page include Discoveryland Preschool,
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
The St. Helena Farmer’s Market was bursting with ripe cherries this week. The first sign that summer produce is right around the corner. There are so many great ways to enjoy cherries. One of our favorite is as a tart topping for a sweet, creamy cheesecake. We used red wine in the topping which complements the sweetness of the cherries and the cheesecake.
For the Crust:
For the Crust:
1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup melted butter
1 8 oz. pkg. softened cream cheese
1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1/3 cups flour
1 tbsp. vanilla
For the Topping:
½ cup red wine
½ cup sugar
4 tsp. water
1 tbsp. lemon juice
3 tsp. cornstarch
20 oz. pitted sweet cherries
In a bowl, combine sugar, butter and graham cracker crumbs. Press mixture firmly into a 9-inch pan. Beat the cream cheese until lightly whipped. Slowly beat in the sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Add the flour, eggs and vanilla and mix well. Pour into pan and bake for about 1 hour until top is lightly browned. Chill in refrigerator.
To make the sauce, bring wine, sugar, and cherries to a boil. Cook until mixture is thick, or about 5 minutes. In a separate bowl, combine cornstarch, lemon juice and water and whisk together. Pour cornstarch mixture into pan with cherries and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for a few minutes until mixture is thick. Remove from heat cool before adding to cheesecake.
Pour sauce on top and around the side of the cheesecake. Garnish with confectioners sugar or whipped cream. Serves 6-8.
Recipe by Karen
Thursday, April 29, 2010
So what's at it's best this spring? Think green.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Summer is just around the corner and local Farmers’ Markets are gearing back up for a season of juicy tomatoes, sweet corn, delicious berries and so much more. There are plenty of markets to choose from throughout wine country. Here are a few of our favorites.
St. Helena Farmers’ Market
You’ll find a great selection of local farmers, artisan food makers and crafts at the St. Helena Farmers’ Market. Check out their web site for chef’s demos featuring some of the Napa Valley’s finest chefs.
Opening day is Friday, May 7th.
Fridays, 7:30-Noon, Crane Park
Oxbow Farmers’ Market
Farmer’s Market is back in downtown Napa in the Oxbow Market parking lot. Grab a cup of Ritual Coffee inside the market before heading outside to shop for your local fruits and veggies. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday morning. Opening day is Saturday, May 1st.
Saturdays, Oxbow Public Market
Healdsburg Farmers’ Market
Most of the vendors at the Healdsburg Farmers’ Market come from farms within a 10-mile radius of Healdsburg Plaza. Don’t miss the cooking demonstrations hosted by Relish Culinary Adventures on the second Saturday of every month.
Opening day is Saturday, May 1st.
Saturdays, 9am-Noon, Healdsburg Plaza
Sonoma Plaza Farmers’ Market
Enjoy local food, crafts, non-profit booths and seasonal flowers at this lively evening market. Most evenings you will also be able to enjoy live music.
Tuesdays, 5:30pm-dusk, Sonoma Plaza
Opens in April
Sunday, April 25, 2010
This weekend brought the season’s first real sunshine (and heat!) to Northern California, giving us a taste of what’s to come. It’s been a long winter and if you’re like us, you are probably ready to step out from that winter slumber and get active. If you’re lucky enough to live in Wine Country, or maybe just planning a summer visit, there are plenty of great events coming up to keep you active well through summer.
Women for WineSense Grand Event
Don’t miss this stellar lineup of wine and food seminars, winery tours, tastings and more, featuring some of the best women winemakers in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. There are several great events throughout the weekend, but the highlight is the amazing seminars and luncheon at the Culinary Institute of America on Saturday.
April 30th – May 2nd
Culinary Institute of America, St. Helena
Cheers! St. Helena
The 2010 Cheers! St. Helena season officially gets under way Friday, May 7th. Enjoy wine, restaurants, entertainment and shopping as St. Helena merchants open their doors to neighbors and visitors. Over 100 wineries pour in St. Helena’s downtown shops the first Friday of every month from May to October.
May 7th – October 1st
Downtown St. Helena
Passport to Sonoma Valley
Tour Sonoma Valley as over 50 wineries pour their wines with delicious food pairings and other entertainment. Many wineries have special offers and wine discounts during this festive weekend.
May 15th- 16th
Sonoma Jazz + Festival
This 4-day event takes place over Memorial Day weekend in downtown Sonoma and includes performances by world-class jazz musicians and a food and wine extravaganza.
May 21st – 23rd
Wine, Women & Shoes
It’s the perfect combination - sip Napa Valley wines and enjoy hors d’oeuvres from Napa Valley’s finest restaurants, all while shopping for the perfect pair of stilettos! Proceeds from the event support Planned Parenthood Shasta-Diablo.
Sunday, June 27th
Festival del Sole, Napa Valley
Enjoy concerts by some of the world’s most celebrated musical artists at Napa Valley’s Festival del Sole. This ten-day event live music, five-star cuisine, wine tasting and great entertainment. Events are held throughout the Napa Valley.
Friday, July 16 – Sunday, July 25
Written by Linzi
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Here’s a great spring salad that makes a perfect main dish or side. This refreshing salad loads up the cilantro, ginger and crispy snow peas for a fresh and refreshing flavor. Pairs best with a white wine – try Riesling or maybe even a Viognier.
3 teaspoons sesame oil
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped
1/4 head red cabbage, shredded
1/2 head romaine lettuce, shredded
½ head Napa Cabbage
2 carrots, shredded
1 cup snow peas, lightly chopped
1 small bunch cilantro leaves, chopped
1/4 cup chopped green onions
2 cups chopped rotisserie chicken
1/2 cup chopped roasted peanuts
1 cup fried crispy wontons
Salt and pepper to taste
In a small bowl, mix vinegar, ginger, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, and oil together, and add salt and pepper to taste. Toss together shredded lettuce, cabbage, lettuce, cilantro, carrots, snow peas and onion in a large bowl. Pour dressing over salad and serve. Serves 6-8.
Recipe by Karen Grimes