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Stories from Michele Anna Jordan

Mouthful: Fun events around Sonoma County

Tasty events include the Healdsburg Jazz Festival, a FarmTrails barn dance, an oyster party and more.

Fresh from our farmers: Red H Farm, a no-till operation

The season kicks into high gear for the little Sebastopol farm this week, with the first CSA deliveries happening this week.

Pairing: Rich pasta dish with chardonnay

The fresh flavors of seasonal veggies and pasta pair well with the playful notes of Gundlach Bundschu chardonnay.

Seasonal Pantry: Spicy egg dish shakshuka is all the rage

Popular through the Middle East and North Africa, shakshuka consists of eggs poached or baked in a spicy tomato sauce.

Pairing: Pulled-pork with Seghesio zinfandel

Our wine of the week winner pairs nicely with foods off the grill.

Seasonal Pantry: Mustard adds to a Southern menu

Mustard has long been used as a flavor intensifier, in sauces, stews, soups and desserts.

Mouthful: Fun spring events around Sonoma County

Upcoming events include this weekend's Rose Parade in Santa Rosa, and the Wool Festival in Valley Ford.

Pairing: Quivira rosé with smoked trout

This week’s winning wine, a rosé from Quivira Vineyards, pairs well with seafood.

Fresh from Our Farmers: Petaluma farmers market opens

This Saturday at 2 p.m., the farmers market at Walnut Park in Petaluma opens for its 2015 season.

Seasonal Pantry: It’s cherry season!

Some fresh recipes showing off the sweet fruit.

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