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Depth of Field
11 months ago

Depth of Field

The first inkling something different is going on with Devil Proof is found on the label. It’s immensely provocative—the image of a Cuban woman smoking a cigar is full of …
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Sparklers with  Substance
11 months ago

Sparklers with Substance

The first sip will surprise you. In fact, a few things may take your breath away when visiting the new Breathless Wines tasting room in Healdsburg—most notably, the sparkling wines …
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Elevating Portuguese Peasant Food

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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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Heirloom Tomato & Pepper Festivals
11 months ago

Heirloom Tomato & Pepper Festivals

20th Annual Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival As a chef and cheese maker, the annual Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival is one of my personal favorites. I love the garden tours, the …
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School of Plant Magic
11 months ago

School of Plant Magic

The transformation begins on the verdant, tree-canopied dirt road to the California School of Herbal Studies (CSHS), just off Highway 116, two miles west of Forestville. A sign alerts drivers …
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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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Women’s Roller Derby
1 year ago

Women’s Roller Derby

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If you attend a Sonoma County Roller Derby (SCRD) match and you’re lucky enough to sit in the VIP section—a long oval of folding chairs close to the action—there are …
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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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Fermentation Frenzy
1 year ago

Fermentation Frenzy

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Fermentation, an ancient method for processing foods and beverages, is on the rebound in Sonoma County. Prior to modern conveniences such as refrigeration, supermarkets and industrial-scale farming, most of what …
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Inspiring Bodega Bay Makeover
1 year ago

Inspiring Bodega Bay Makeover

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Homeowners happy with pain-free process, beautiful results

Five years ago, Marty and Nancy Mazzanti purchased a multilevel 3-bedroom house In Bodega Bay, overlooking Doran beach with views to the south …
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