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Stories from Michele Anna Jordan

Mouthful: Sebastopol film fest tribute to Blank

The Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival will honor the late Les Blank by screening several of his films during the event.

Fresh from Our Farmers: New name for Bloomfield Farms

The Valley Ford farm is now known as Bloomfield Organics, just one of many changes.

Pairings: Sauvignon blanc with spring veggies

The light taste of sauvignon blanc is perfectly suited to spring veggies, such as artichokes, asparagus and pea shoots.

Seasonal Pantry: Time for spring soups

Locally grown shell beans are readily available at the farmers markets, making great bean soups an easy addition to your meal planning.

Mouthful: Aloha dinner benefit

Upcoming food events include a benefit dinner for the May Day Aloha Festival, complete with all the Hawaiian fixin's.

Pairings: Spring tabbouleh with pinot noir

A grapefruit vinaigrette over tabbouleh matches well with the blossoming flavors of pinot rosé.

Fresh from our Farmers: West End Farmers Market opens

The Santa Rosa market kicks off its third season this Sunday at 9 a.m.

Pantry: 3 must-have vinegars

Good vinegar adds its acidic sparkle to all manner of dishes, from appetizers like potstickers to classic American desserts.

Mouthful: A paradise for artisan cheese lovers

Events to look forward to include the Artisan Cheese Festival and St. Patrick's Day feasts.

Fresh: Green Star Farm hitting its stride

The farm, located in Sebastopol, offers up eggs, chicken and meat, all soy-free and pasture fed.

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