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Stories from Michele Anna Jordan

Pairing: Sausage, rice, bean salad with pinot noir

Ride the heat wave of summer with this cool, fresh dish.

Fresh from Our Farmers: Sebastopol market honors Gravensteins

The Sebastopol Farmers Market hosts its “Honor the Gravenstein Day” this Sunday.

Pantry: The right way to cook green beans

Green beans are delicious prepared simply, provided they are cooked long enough.

Seasonal Pantry: A taste of Cuba without leaving home

Sauces, easy to make at home, are a large part of what gives Cuban food its regional flavor.

Fresh from Our Farmers: Shave ice at the Forestville Farmers Market

Pink Elephant Concessions is offering shave ice, welcome news in mid-summer’s heat and the current uncharacteristic humidity.

Pairing: Rosé with watermelon salad

The floral aromas of Enjoué Rosé hint at specific Sonoma Valley fruit, making it a fresh sipper to go with fruit-based dishes.

Seasonal Pantry: Cooking lightly with chorizo

The spicy tang of this pork sausage is perfect for a summer day.

Fresh from Our Farmers: The Patch offers a taste of the season

The small farm near downtown Sonoma is typically among the first local farms with summer produce.

Pairing: Fish tostadas with sauvignon blanc

Couple a Mexican favorite with a New Zealand white for a refreshing summer meal.

Seasonal Pantry: My pot-of-water experiment

Ideas for saving your leftovers from the compost bin.

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