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Posts By Abby Bard

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Good Dog!
3 weeks ago

Good Dog!

By  •  eats+

A Diner with a View

P icture these scenarios: You’ve got a car full of hungry kids and a dog that just spent the day rolling in wet sand at …
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Ramen Gaijin
5 months ago

Ramen Gaijin

By  •  eats+

A Modern Twist on Traditional Japanese Comfort Food

If you associate ramen with those cellophane-wrapped packets of dried noodles that are a staple of dorm-room sustenance, your perceptions will be …
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Bodega Bay Oyster Company
7 months ago

Bodega Bay Oyster Company

By  •  eats+

Fresh oysters, mussels and clams, straight from the source

Drive south along the winding road with gentle hills where Highway 1 traverses Valley Ford, and go past the intersection where …
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The Parish Café
7 months ago

The Parish Café

By  •  taste+, eats+

A Piece of New Orleans in Healdsburg

If you like your oysters fried, head over to The Parish Café, situated in a big yellow Victorian house, just off the new …
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The Right Cut – A Master Pruner’s Journey
9 months ago

The Right Cut – A Master Pruner’s Journey

By  •  home+

Aesthetic pruning is a living art form combining the skill of the pruner, the science of horticulture, and the essence of a tree. While the emphasis is on beauty, maintaining …
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Scopa – Keeping it Simple
9 months ago

Scopa – Keeping it Simple

By  •  taste+

Traditional Neighborhood Italian Food

Scopa is a somewhat hidden gem of an Italian restaurant tucked into a narrow space on the north side of Healdsburg Plaza. The walls of the …
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Elevating Portuguese Peasant Food

By  •  feature, taste+, eats+

Four years ago, Manuel Azevedo and his sister Lucia Azevedo Fincher opened Café Lucia in Healdsburg, featuring Cozinha Nova Portuguesa (new Portuguese cuisine)—which combines the best of our local produce …
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Bloomin’ Backyards
11 months ago

Bloomin’ Backyards

Gardeners love to visit other people’s gardens for ideas and inspiration; that’s why garden tours are so popular here in Sonoma County. What sets the Bloomin’ Backyards Garden Tour and …
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Sea Change – Fishing For the Future
1 year ago

Sea Change – Fishing For the Future

If you love seafood, you know that fresher is better. Timing is not everything, though. Catch method—how the fish get from the water to your plate—is another important aspect to …
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Made for the Shade
1 year ago

Made for the Shade

By  •  home+

In the hot, sunny weather, you want a shady retreat, a spot to sit and relax and entertain and enjoy the view, with shelter from the blazing sun. If you …
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