Monday, August 23, 2010

Sun is Out...School is In

Can you believe we actually woke up to sunshine this morning? That annoying layer of fog finally lifted and revealed the fact that we are really in the middle of August. Of course it timed itself perfectly with the first day of school.

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!

You can eat it on their great patio or take it home to enjoy.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Whole Hog Sandwich & a Salad

I finally had a chance to visit The Fremont Diner in Sonoma this weekend. I wish it hadn't taken me so long! This is a great local spot serving up breakfast and lunch highlighting the freshest, local ingredients. The chalkboard menu, handled mason jars and turquoise colored tables all add lots of charm, but the food is what really shines.

The menu is very seasonal with some great diner favorites like fried chicken and waffles, mac and cheese and of course a big, juicy burger. But it also has some lighter dishes like the fresh peach salad with arugula, mozzarella and ham that I tried today. It went perfect with the Farmer's Toast I ordered - Ricotta and sun gold cherry tomatoes on toasted bread. Delicious! While I enjoyed my salad and Farmer's Toast, my husband had the Whole Hog Sandwich - a mouthwatering delicious pulled pork sandwich.

We topped it off with a fresh strawberry milkshake and sweet iced tea.

Next up? Breakfast! And of course the Caramel Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream.

The Fremont Diner is located on Highway 121.

Written by Linzi

Monday, August 2, 2010

Battle of the Barrels

Did you know that 1 in every 6 children in California are affected by hunger? You can do your part by joining in as Team Napa and Team Upvalley battle it out to collect the greatest number of non-perishable food donations for the Napa Valley Food Bank. The drive takes place this week - August 1st through 8th - with drop off locations in many spots throughout the valley.

Check out the Battle of the Barrels Faceboook page at to learn more and to find drop-off locations near you.

A few drop-off locations we scouted out on their Facebook page include Discoveryland Preschool,

Sunshine Foods and the Trancas Safeway. There will also be barrels at the Napa Chef's Market and this week's Cheers! St. Helena events.

Learn more about the Napa Valley Food Bank.

May the best team win!