SONOMA COUNTY: Thanksgiving to go
There’s no need to stress over making every single dish for the Thanksgiving table, with plenty of local talent ready to be your sous chef. Here are some restaurants to turn to for help:
Jimtown Store Catering will take orders for starters, soups, sides and desserts by Sunday, Nov. 19 for pickup from noon to 3 p.m. on Nov. 22. 707-433-1212 or email@example.com.
Healdsburg Shed is taking orders for turkeys, brining kits, stock, sides and desserts until 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19. Payment is due within 24 hours of the order submission, and dishes will be available for pickup beginning Nov. 21. For a complete menu, go to healdsburgshed.com/eat/larder.
Ramekins is baking Thanksgiving pies and other desserts for pickup, including a Salted Caramel and Gravenstein Apple Pie, A spiced Pumpkin and Chocolate Bread Pudding, a Gingerbread and Pear Roulade and a dozen cookies. To order, go to ramekins.com. 450 West Spain St.
SANTA ROSA: Beans, beer, bangers
Slow Food Russian River is throwing a benefit dinner for Tierra Vegetables from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Tierra’s farm in northeast Santa Rosa, which did not suffer much direct damage from the Tubbs Fire but lost more than half of its customer base from the Wikiup and Mark West Creek area.
The Beans, Beer and Banger dinner features heritage bean stew and cornbread from the farm, Fogbelt Sonoma Pride Ale and an option to add on a sausage from Franco’s Old World Sausages.
Tickets are $20, and the beer and sausages will be for sale at the event. To reserve: slowfoodrr.org. 651 Airport Boulevard.
HEALDSBURG: Chef’s Table pairing
Erik Johnson, chef/owner of the Trading Post in Cloverdale, will cook some special wine pairings from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Nov. 17 to Nov. 19, as part of the Chef’s Table Series at Lambert Bridge Winery.
Held in the winery’s private cellar with a wine educator, the food and wine experience offers two seatings at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and takes about two hours.
Cost is $125. To reserve: firstname.lastname@example.org. 4085 West Dry Creek Road.
HEALDSBURG: Relish your health
Relish Culinary has launched a new, Food is Medicine series with The Nectary of Sebastopol, starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, with Healthy Holiday Sweets & Treats.
The series continues at 6 p.m. Dec. 7 with Handling Holiday Stress, which focuses on foods, beverages and cooking techniques that help you practice self-care.
Hillary Mendoza and Danielle Steffener of The Nectary teach both classes. The series will continue in 2018. For more information or to register, go to relishculinary.com. 14 Matheson St.
SANTA ROSA: Feast with Snoopy
Kids can help prepare and enjoy a re-creation of Snoopy’s Thanksgiving meal of toast, popcorn and jelly beans from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18. at the Charles M. Schulz Museum.
There will also be hands-on crafts, an ice cream dessert provided by Cold Stone Creamery, eggnog from Clover Sonoma and other fun activities.
The museum is located at 2301 Hardies Lane. Admission: $12 adults, $8 seniors 62 and over, $5 kids 4-18. schulzmuseum.org.
10 Tips To Prepare For El Niño
1. Clean your rain gutters.
2. Inspect your roof.
3. Inspect and clean the drainage system on your property to make sure that any heavy rain flows keep moving.
4. Pick up materials that may wash into storm drain inlets or gutters.
5. Check your storm drains and gutters.
6. Prepare an emergency supply box that is easily accessible.
7. Assemble in a dry location sandbags, plywood, plastic sheeting, lumber and other emergency building materials for waterproofing and quick, stop-gap repairs.
8. Trim any tree branches that appear insecure or are hanging heavily over structures.
9. Add compost and mulch to your garden beds.
10. Plant any winter vegetables on mounds with a slight curvature.