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Stories from Michele Anna Jordan

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: This Saturday and Sunday 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.

Pantry: Add some green to the holiday table

Ideas for adding vegetables to your Thanksgiving feast.

Fresh From Our Farmers: Talking turkey for Thanksgiving (w/video)

If you have not yet settled on what you’ll prepare for Thanksgiving, there is still plenty of time, whether you want a traditional feast or something different.

Pantry: Better not to brine your turkey

There is growing consensus in the food world that it may not be a good idea.

Mouthful: Dia de los Muertos fun

Upcoming fun includes Petaluma's Los Muertos festival, zombie walks and more.

Pantry: Nutritious, delicious winter squash

Winter squashes are not only delicious, they are also packed full of nutrients and deeply satisfying.

Mouthful: Fun and frights at Safari West

A few spooky events and a harvest party round-up make for some seasonal upcoming fun.

Mouthful: Dia de los Muertos time of year

Many cultural events are coming up quick, including a workshop this Sunday at the Petaluma Arts Center.

Pairing: Cabernet sauvignon with seafood stew

Our wine of the week goes well with a classic dish from the south of France.

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