Stories from Michele Anna Jordan

Mouthful: Big weekend full of Farm Trails events

Weekend Along Our Farm Trails: This weekend, Sonoma County Farm Trails celebrates with a huge array of special events at member farms and businesses, many of which are not regularly open to the public.

Pairing: Sauvignon blanc with Caesar pasta

The anchovies, eggs and cheese create a richness that draws all the other elements, including the wine, into happy harmony.

Seasonal pantry: Tasty ideas for pineapple

The tropical fruit is perfect for salsa, chutney and cocktails.

Mouthful: It's Glendi time

Try out exotic foods at the annual Saint Seraphim Orthodox Church festival.

Seasonal Pantry: Nothing like fresh fall corn

A recipe for grilled corn with butter and pepper is a revelation of simplicity and deliciousness.

Pairing: Sweet potatoes with syrah

Root vegetables are outstanding companions for our Wine of the Week, McManis Family Vineyards 2013 California Syrah.

Mouthful: Renaissance time in Sebastopol

Much Ado About Sebastopol comes to Ives Park this weekend.

Pairing: Tomato pie and zinfandel

This week's featured wine is big, bold and spicy and pairs great with everything from ribs to pizza.

Seasonal Pantry: Soup season just around corner

Soup season is closing in faster than most of us anticipated.

Mouthful: Time for the National Heirloom Expo

Upcoming food events include the anticipated event dedicated to heirlooms, kicking off this Tuesday at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds.

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