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Tiramisu cupcakes

Tiramisu cupcakes

We're taking a traditional Italian dessert and casting aside the spoon in favor of a handheld cupcake... Read More

Next-level lemonade

Next-level lemonade

Give your lemonade a detox kick with a hefty hit of ginger and mint. Skip the sugar and you've got the most refreshing and healthy lemonade on the block... Read More

Old vine, old time Six Hands Chenin Blanc from Cresci Vineyard

Old vine, old time Six Hands Chenin Blanc from Cresci Vineyard

Six Hands’ desert dry Chenin Blanc with rocks from Cresci Vineyard

Six Hands Winery has just released a 2013 Six Hands Cresci Vineyard Lodi Chenin Blanc ($16) that is as dry as a desert, yet gushy in varietal perfumes of wild honey, green melon, white flowers and underlying minerality... Read More

Pear Harvesting is Almost Over...Already

Pear Harvesting is Almost Over...Already

Bosc pearsI was a bit naive last year when I sat down to dinner with members of the California Pear Board. It was last September and we were at the Tower Bridge Dinner. The Board had been kind enough to invite me to be their guest and I had promised to write about pears. The problem? Pear season was already over... Read More

2014 Weekly Challenge #29: A Salad A Day

2014 Weekly Challenge #29:  A Salad A Day

Summer is the perfect time for salads. The veggies and fruit are so tasty and fresh, and it is usually just too darn hot to heat up the kitchen.

One of our very own Mamas, Kim Box, has written a cook book all about the beauty of the salad. Here's a little bit about her:... Read More

Zucchini pasta with pesto, pine nuts and Parmesan

Zucchini pasta with pesto, pine nuts and Parmesan

Zucchini takes center stage in this remake of pesto pasta. Topped with toasted pine nuts and Parmesan cheese, this zucchini pasta with pesto dish just might be one of our new favorite summer dinners... Read More

John Fogerty never slept here (101 grapes & other lesser known facts about Lodi)

John Fogerty never slept here (101 grapes & other lesser known facts about Lodi)

“Lodi” was also  on Creedance Clearwater Revival’s 1969 Green River album

Oh, lord…

Although it was the “B” side of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s 1969 single record, “Bad Moon Rising” (which peaked at No. 52 on the Top 100 singles charts), in many ways the song “Lodi” has endured as one of the group’s catchiest, most memorable tunes – its story line (being “stuck” in a nowheresville town), one that almost anyone can identify with.

But it was never a true story... Read More