Stories from Michele Anna Jordan

Mouthful: Celebrating Hanukkah

Upcoming events include a Hanukkah celebration, Le Cirque de Boheme, last minute gift shopping, and more.

Fresh: Santa Rosa farmers market says thanks

The Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market is hosting a Customer and Vendor Appreciation Day this Saturday.

Pairings: Pinot lovely with polenta

This head-turner is perfect for carnivores and omnivores, alike.

Seasonal Pantry: Winter is the season for citrus

If you love marmalade, now is the time to make it.

Pantry: Celebrate persimmon season

The orange fruit is everywhere right now, and can be used dozens of delicious ways.

Pairing: French onion soup with pinot noir

Our wine of the week pairs perfectly with some rainy day comfort food.

Pantry: Dungeness for December

Dungeness crab, direct from a boat in Bodega Bay, is the biggest thrill of the holiday season. Use it in recipes like crab tostadas and San Francisco-style cioppino.

Delicious ideas for your Thanksgiving leftovers

From soup to gumbo to salad, and more, here are a few meals you can make the day after the holiday.

Great holiday finds at farmers markets

Two farmers markets operate in Santa Rosa on Wednesday morning year-round, and the day before Thanksgiving is always a big day, with more vendors, more offerings and more customers.

Mouthful: Holiday festivals, wool workshop and more

Holiday in Carneros: Nov. 22-23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., wineries in the appellation of Carneros, which stretches across the southern end of both Sonoma and Napa counties, hosts its annual holiday fete.

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