Stories from Michele Anna Jordan

Seasonal Pantry: French onion soup for what ails you

Feed your cravings for comfort food with this take on a classic soup.

Pairing: Old Vine Red with hearty quinoa

Our Wine of the Week, Marietta Old Vine Red Lot Number 62 California Red Wine ($14), is delightful year after year.

Seasonal Pantry: Maple syrup beyond the breakfast table

Maple syrup gives regional flavor to baked beans, apple pie, coffee cake, hot apple cider and dozens of other dishes.

Fresh from our Farmers: At the Owen Family Farm

This small family farm is located in the rolling hills west of Hopland, and visits Sonoma County farmers markets each week.

Seasonal Pantry: Rediscovering celery

Along with having many nutritional benefits, celery can hold the starring role in many delicious recipes.

Pairing: Cabernet with bolognese over spaghetti squash

Our wine of the week from Medlock Ames pairs well with a Bolognese-style sauce.

Mouthful: Olives, beer, crab and more

Upcoming events include a beer dinner, an exloration of gleaning and, of course, crab feeds.

Fresh: Green String Farm has fresh eggs

The Petaluma farm gathers its eggs twice daily from their happy hens, then sell them every afternoon in their store.

Seasonal Pantry: Caul fat the secret to great meatballs

This alternative and old school way of wrapping meatballs allows for a gluten free version.

Pairing: Classic Champagne with French cheese puffs

Our wine of the week, a Veuve Clicquot brut champagne, pairs nicely with little French cheese puffs known as gougére.

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