Stories from Michele Anna Jordan

Seasonal pantry: Fresh uses for olio nuovo olive oil

Aromatic, fresh-pressed olive oil is a specialty item to dress soups, pasta or bread and cheese.

Pairing: Pinot Noir pairs well with Thanksgiving feast

Russian River Valley red is a natural with dark turkey meat, sweet potatoes and root vegetables.

Seasonal Pantry: Chestnuts are a talisman of fall

Spotted at the Sebastopol Farmers Market — Sonoma Coast Organic chestnuts, the first of the season.

Pairings: Sauvignon blanc with braised fennel

Look beyond the standard pairings for this big, juicy Russian River wine.

Seasonal Pantry: Pozole makes for a nice Mexican tradition for the fall

Halloween is a huge holiday, not just a day of school carnivals, kids’ costumes and trick-or-treating.

Seasonal Pantry: Time to restock your pantry

Early November is a good time to survey your pantry, toss out-of-date items and restock for both the winter holidays and cold-weather cooking.

Mouthful: Celebrating fall bounty in Sonoma County

Upoming events include the Howl-o-Ween celebration at Topel Tasting Room in Healdsburg, complete with a costume contest for your pampered pets.

Seasonal pantry: Tasty dishes with farro’s nut-like flavor

Several local farms are offering farro at the farmers markets, inspiring some delicious meals for a cozy fall day.

5 go-to spots for Sonoma County apples

With apple season in full swing, here's where to find the tasiest fruit around.

Savory ideas for yogurt

There are so many delicious ways to use yogurt that go beyond sweet and tangy.

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