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Stories from Michele Anna Jordan

Seasonal Pantry: Mad about meatballs

Secrets to making a perfect meatball revealed.

Pairing: Pinot and lamb shanks

This week's wine pick is a perfect fit for a variety of meats.

Fresh From Our Farmers

Roots of Creation heads back to Santa Rosa farmers market.

Mouthful: Spanish food and flamenco dance in Santa Rosa

Easter standouts also are highlighted among upcoming foodie events.

Seasonal Pantry: Easter eats

Celebrate the upcoming holiday with arancine.

Pairing: Asaparagus salad + sauvignon blanc

Try a raw asparagus salad with a Long Meadow Ranch's Sauvignon Blanc.

Fresh From Our Farmers: Williams Ranch known for great lamb

This coming Saturday, Rex and Kerry Williams of Williams Ranch will have plenty of fresh lamb, including bone-in and butterflied legs, at the Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market.

Mouthful: Apple blossoms — and a parade, too

Annual celebration, a county tradition, returns to Sebastopol this weekend.

Seasonal Pantry: Grilled cheese, the ultimate comfort food

Saturday is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, and there are endless ways to celebrate.

The magical produce of Middleton Farm

Nancy Skall is moving her produce to the Healdsburg Farmers Market.

Pairings: Beet salad with rose

Rose + beets make a perfect seasonal combo.

Mouthful: Playing the fool in Occidental

West county town hosts its annual Fools Day Parade this weekend.

Spring into nettles

Nettles freshens everything from pesto to polenta.

Fresh From Our Farmers: Duck eggs plentiful for Brabyns

Duck eggs are everywhere this time of year.

Pairings: Smoked sausage with syrah

Bonny Doon 'Le Pousseur' has feminine elegance, but also a savory quality.

Gala opens Hitchcock film fest

The Bodega Bay event is one of two film fests this weekend, among other events.

Seasonal Pantry: Spring foods are better with butter

Creative ways to use this kitchen essential.

Fresh From Our Farmers: Market Tuesdays in Petaluma

The Petaluma East Side Farmers Market sets up shop every Tuesday morning at Lucchesi Park.

Upcoming food fun

Celebrate everything from the Iranian new year to artisan cheese this weekend.

Pairing: Sauvignon blanc offers something for everyone

This week's standout pairs well with roasted asparagus and omelette.

Seasonal Pantry: The art of artichokes

Try the prickly veggie stuffed or in a tapenade.

Fresh From Our Farmers: Farming lives on at Foggy River

Foggy River Farm's has beautiful spring temptations at the farmers market.

Where to find St. Patrick's Day fixin's

Corned beef, cabbage, and all the trimmings can be found all around Sonoma County.

Seasonal Pantry: Chicken, and making chicken stock

Simple tips for a savory basic.

Pairings: Pork goes well with garnacha

This week's standout is a lively red that's great with broad range of foods.

Fresh From Our Farmers: The happiest place in Santa Rosa

Just a few days before spring, the first of Sonoma County's seasonal farmers markets opens.

Mouthful: Tasty deals during Restaurant Week

Where to go, what to eat during the annual taste fest.

Pairings: Sauvignon blanc with crab

Starborough 2013 Marlborough offers lots of fruit and brightness at a bargain.

Seasonal Pantry: Memories of grapefruit and celery

Despite their quirky reputations, grapefruit and celery are delicious.

Upcoming food fun

Skip New Orleans and stay close to home for Mardi Gras this year.

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