Farm-to-Fork Festival Highlights Bounty of Sierra Nevada Region

Farm-to-Fork Festival Highlights Bounty of Sierra Nevada Region

August 21, 2012 (South Lake Tahoe, CA) – Foodies and wine lovers alike are invited to attend the variety of Sample the Sierra festivities during the 3rd annual farm-to-fork festival over Labor Day Weekend. Friday, August 31st kicks off Sample the Sierra with a Winemaker and Chef’s Table dinner at Crystal Basin Bistro in Camino […]

Good Bye Food Pyramid and Hello “MyPlate”

Good Bye Food Pyramid and Hello “MyPlate”

  WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 – First Lady Michelle Obama, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Surgeon General Regina Benjamin today unveiled the federal government’s new food icon, MyPlate, to serve as a reminder to help consumers make healthier food choices. MyPlate is a new generation icon with the intent to prompt consumers to think about […]

This Week on Mellys Kitchen “Eastern Spiced Leg of Lamb with Mint Basil Pesto”~by Melanie Klann of Newsome Harlow Wines

This Week on Mellys Kitchen “Eastern Spiced Leg of Lamb with Mint Basil Pesto”~by Melanie Klann of Newsome Harlow Wines

Melanie brings a raw and luscious earthiness into her kitchen while imbuing her creations with her love of eastern cultures and her southern heritage, her menu can include tandori rubs and cajun fries. When I try one of Scott’s wines for the first time, I close my eyes….and then smell and then taste. My mind […]

Jenny’s Saturday Morning Bread~by Jenny Baxter of Jennys Kitchen

Jenny’s Saturday Morning Bread~by Jenny Baxter of Jennys Kitchen

When we reflect on culinary choices this time of the year our tastes take us to vigorous moist meatloaves, hearty stews, flavorful soups, casseroles bursting with root vegetables, succulent pot pies and chicken and dumplings. These types of meals seem to soothe us as we appreciate their warmth and savory flavors warming our insides. There […]

This Week on Melly’s Kitchen “Rich Polenta Cakes with Mushroom Sauce”~By Melanie Klann of Newsome Harlow Wines

This Week on Melly’s Kitchen “Rich Polenta Cakes with Mushroom Sauce”~By Melanie Klann of Newsome Harlow Wines

Murphys, CA….This week on Melly’s Kitchen, Melanie Klann talks Appetizers…..“For me, the reason appetizers are so amazing is that every piece is sacred, especially made for each guest. It is easy to make a big tri-tip and boil some potatoes for 80 people, but appetizers are an individual creation. One bite can have so many […]

Holiday Fun Family, Friends & Food Safety

Holiday Fun Family, Friends & Food Safety

The holidays are here. Along with the holidays comes the traditional sharing of food as family and friends come together. To keep the holiday spirit, the Public Health Department offers some food safety reminders to avoid foodborne illness that could spoil your holiday. Foodborne illness can come from foods, especially meat and poultry, if they […]

Holiday Beverages~by Jenny Baxter of Jennys Kitchen

Holiday Beverages~by Jenny Baxter of Jennys Kitchen

Merry Christmas Everyone! I can’t believe that the big day is less than a week away! So, I asked myself, a Holiday Open House before or after Christmas? Then I thought about all my previous parties and the memories just come flooding to me. Fire Island New York at Christmas is spell- bounding. I recall […]

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