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2017-11-24Nov 24, 2017

The holiday season always makes me happy for citrus season. As young adults, my brother and I would give citrus as gifts. Not having much money, it makes a great gift.

2017-07-30Jul 30, 2017

The Tomato History has origins traced back to the early Aztecs around 700 A.D; therefore it is believed that the tomato is native to the Americas.

2017-11-21Nov 21, 2017

Culinary lore claims that an early version of the fruit cake was placed on the tombs of loved ones, by the ancient Egyptians. This was to provide nourishment throughout the deceased’s eternal journey.

2017-10-25Oct 25, 2017

As we head towards Thanksgiving, I believe most in Sonoma County agree that we have lots to be thankful this year. We are all beaming with love for our first responders and firefighters and everyone who joined in to ease a very difficult situation when the fires erupted on October 9th.

2017-10-23Oct 23, 2017

America has a long history of civilians volunteering heroically during times of crises. Early settlers pooled their resources to survive their new surroundings. Homesteaders, during the country’s westward expansion, worked together to safeguard their livelihood.

2017-09-28Sep 28, 2017

With October's arrival we welcome squash season. For this month's article as I researched squash I realized there are so many options; from pumpkin to delicata to butternut to spaghetti squash. It seems a comprehensive list of varieties for winter squash to look for at the farmers' markets while you are shopping.

2017-09-27Sep 27, 2017

Hieroglyphics, carved some 4,600 years ago, reveal the Egyptian pharaohs penchant for mushrooms. The pharaohs were so enamored of them, they decreed mushrooms to be fit for royal mouths only and as a sign of immortality.

2017-08-30Aug 30, 2017

Ancient Greeks created the first savory pies by baking meats in open pastry shells. It was the Romans who added the top crust and served these laden pastries at their feasts. One of these treats featured a decadent rye dough filled with goat cheese and honey.

2017-08-30Aug 30, 2017

This is the time of year, if you are not careful you might find your neighbors dropping off Zucchini on your doorstep. We often find zucchini as well as summer squash to be everywhere at the farmers' markets in September.

2017-07-30Jul 30, 2017

Mustard seeds have been unearthed in prehistoric sites through out Europe and Asia. Recent archaeology excavation in the Indus Valley found that mustard seeds were cultivated before 1800 B.C. Mustard was the one and only pungent spice available in ancient times.

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