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Occidental’s Hazel Embraces Local Fare and Community
1 year ago

Occidental’s Hazel Embraces Local Fare and Community

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“Fine dining” and “family friendly” are phrases not often used together in describing a restaurant, but Occidental’s Hazel restaurant manages to blend the two perfectly. Owners Jim and Michele Wimborough …
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Spring Sheep  and Lamb
1 year ago

Spring Sheep and Lamb

We are blessed that Sonoma County is home to many sheep ranches that are producing fresh lamb meat, sheep milk cheeses, sheep milk ice cream and fresh sheep milk, along …
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Tea House  Invites Tasting and Lounging
1 year ago

Tea House Invites Tasting and Lounging

I’ve developed a relationship with tea and I feel fortunate about that because I know not everybody gets to have one. To some people, tea is just tea or a …
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Juices and Smoothies for Body & Soul
2 years ago

Juices and Smoothies for Body & Soul

Gia Baiocchi has been passionate about food since childhood. Now, this homegrown vegan goddess is working her culinary magic at The Nectary at The Barlow in Sebastopol, elevating fruits and …
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Visiting Pugs Leap Cheese and Gypsy Cheese Company
2 years ago

Visiting Pugs Leap Cheese and Gypsy Cheese Company

Each time I’ve had the opportunity to visit a farm, I have cultivated a new friendship with a cheesemaker and/or dairy farmer. Once I’ve enjoyed seeing a farm, met the …
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Eat, Drink and Be Cozy
3 years ago

Eat, Drink and Be Cozy

The glow of a fireplace, the elemental symbol of warmth and comfort, cheers us when the short, dark days of winter are upon us. When the rains thankfully turn the …
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Seasonal Cheeses and Ciders
3 years ago

Seasonal Cheeses and Ciders

One of my favorite Sonoma County culinary travels is to Weirauch Farm and Creamery, established by Joel and Carleen Weirauch (pronounced “why-rock”) in East Petaluma.

This is one of our …
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Discoveries Picks 5:  GET CRACKIN’!
3 years ago

Discoveries Picks 5: GET CRACKIN’!

The sweetest season of the year has arrived—from the cold waters of the Pacific Ocean—and Dungeness crabs are now being pulled in by local fishing boats and making their way …
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What’s Cookin’ at the Farmer’s Markets
3 years ago

What’s Cookin’ at the Farmer’s Markets

Does shopping make you hungry? Tucked in among the booths of fresh produce at our local farmers markets are innovative chef/vendors, turning out tantalizing meals, cooked to order right in …
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Five Bar-B-Que Sonoma Country Picks
3 years ago

Five Bar-B-Que Sonoma Country Picks

Texas has brisket and Kansas City and St. Louis have sweet and tangy sauces. The Deep South has hot and spicy and slow-cooked barbecue styles. But those places don’t have …
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