Jeff Cox

Cox: A lot of good grub at Farmer & The Fox

The St. Helena restaurant is the perfect place to get a really great burger, among other good eats.

Bite Club
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‘Paddington' stuffed with charm (w/video)

The children’s book hero is brought to life in a movie as sentimental as a stuffed toy from childhood.

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Anniversary: Bernice and Alfred Martinoni

Bernice (Aggio) and Alfred Martinoni met at a dance. 60 years later they are still dancing.

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A Sebastopol artist cuts back on carbs

Needing to keep her blood sugar down, Joy Stocksdale created more than 100 low-carb recipes inspired by dishes from around the world.

Rosemary McCreary

Homegrown: Grow citrus to suit your needs

A list of in-season citrus fruits you can enjoy while winter is still upon us.

Lifestyle Galleries
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Wineries come together for Pigs & Pinot

The annual event will feature a limited production of a 2013 pinot noir that blends wines from 12 Sonoma County wineries.

Dan Berger

Berger: The importance of decanting

Even though older wines don't generally command the attention of today’s younger wine buyers, decanting is still a vital tactic.

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Home and Garden

Add some adventure to your garden this year

If you're seeking something unique to include in your garden this year, here's a cheat sheet of a few bold seed choices.

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Sneak peek at restored Sears Point wetlands

Officials working to restore wetlands south of Sonoma are opening up the former Sears Point Ranch to hikers, birdwatchers and leashed dogs for a one-day preview Monday.

Peg Melnik

This week's wine picks

Be on the lookout for a gorgeous Malbec from Argentina and a tasty white sourced closer to home.

Michele Anna Jordan

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.

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