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Pumpkin Fest

It's pumpkin time!  While I love showcasing fall color in Nevada City, it's also a great time to celebrate all things pumpkin.  If you're looking for a pumpkin fix here are a few ideas. Treats in downtown Nevada City is having a pumpkin…
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BriarPatch Cooking Classes

What's cooking?  I love that in our small little town you have the opportunity to expand your culinary agenda on a weekly basis with BriarPatch Co-op cooking classes.  This week I got the opportunity to attend the Nowruz, a traditional…
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Nevada City Farmers Market

  The Nevada City Farmers Market kicks off their 2015 season this Saturday.  Located on Union Alley in downtown Nevada City, every Saturday morning till November 21st from 8:30am-1:00pm, the market is a great place to buy local organic…
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BriarPatch Cooking Class

BriarPatch Co-Op Community Cooking School is always cooking up something fun.  Last night I tried Maria Benner's Mexican Tacos and Salsas class.  We made three salsas: chile de arbol, avocado salsa and pastor salsa and then paired them with…
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Mountain Bounty Farm Winter CSA

Eat your greens!  I'm a huge fan of eating local produce and love seeing the fabulous variety of fruit and veggies that come through the Outside Inn's free veggie cart over the summer.  But with only a few more weeks left of the Nevada…
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Tess' Kitchen Chef's Table

Tess' Kitchen has launched a whole new dining experience for our community, a gourmet Chef's Table with Chez Panisse veteran chef Alan Tangren.  Last night was the soft opening and I had the pleasure of enjoying the six course meal with wine…
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Living Wild: Manzanita

Do you know about the native Manzanita plant and all the things they can be used for?  Alicia Funk, founder of Living Wild,  shared "Manzanita, an abundant evergreen shrub that grows through out the Sierra Nevada foothills and California,…
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Polly's Paladar

Polly's Paladar, Nevada City's Supper Club, brings amazing guests chefs  and a different theme every month to downtown Nevada City.  Run by Megan McCollam, she opened the doors in January, 2012 and has since orchestrated events with cuisine…
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Briar Patch Co-op Cooking Classes

Briar Patch Co-op Community Kitchen took over In the Kitchen's commercial kitchen last year and this evening I had the opportunity to take a cheesemaking class from Mielle Rose.  I mean who can turn down an evening dedicated to sampling fresh…
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Nevada City Farmers Market

Nevada City Farmers Market finished its 2013 season this morning.  Three cheers for all the amazing local farmers who work so hard throughout the year to bring our community a bounty of fresh fruit and vegetables.  Today's blog post has photos…
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New Rome Breads

For those of you who love fresh bread, have you ever considered trying a bread share?  Every week you get to try something different, all made with local and organic ingredients.  Sasha Coben recently started New Rome Breads, a Nevada City…
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Sierra Farm to Table Dinner

Tonight was yet another one of those magical Nevada City experiences you just had to be there to experience.  Reinette Senum organized the first annual Nevada City Farm to Table Banquet to benefit the Nevada City Boardwalk and recruited help…
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Nevada City Food Swap

The Nevada City Food Swap, a perfect place to get to know other local foodies, sample some amazing homemade goodies and go home with a basket full of new discoveries.  Organized by Jessica Flanigan, the swap happens usually once every 6 weeks,…
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Cast Iron Cooking, Tess' Kitchen

Tess' Kitchen cooking classes range from desserts, to pizza, to Thai food.  For those of you who missed out on the recent cast iron cooking class, Tess' Kitchen has just added another one to their busy cooking class schedule, click here to…
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Olive Vitality

Olive Vitality, a brand new ultra-premium extra virgin olive oil tasting room opened its doors this weekend in downtown Grass Valley.  The shop provides top quality olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars from around the world, all at extremely…
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Living Wild

Alicia Funk and Karin Kaufman's book Living Wild, has recently been released with an expanded selection of native plants.  The eco-friendly book showcases gardening, cooking and medicinial uses for native plants throughout the Sierra Nevadas…
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Tess' Kitchen Store Cooking Classes

Tess' Kitchen Store in downtown Grass Valley launched their cooking school this evening with "Wow Desserts."  Roberta and crew seamlessly taught the class the start to finish process of Linzer Tart, Mousse Parfait and Pecan Tartlets.  The…
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Soup Season

A warm bowl of soup on a cold evening is a great meal, especially when made with fresh ingredients grown by your local farmers.  Last night the Living Lands Agrarian Network hosted a soup night at the Stonehouse.  Three different varieties…
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Nevada City CSK

If you're looking to sample some amazing food from the comforts of your own home, think about trying out a CSK (Community Supported Kitchen).  Jessica Flannigan has put her food magic to work with Lemon Star Larder  and is about to join…
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Polly's Paladar

Photography by: John Burnett Polly's Paladar is a local private supper club in Nevada City that started earlier this year and has been getting rave reviews ever since.  Check out the calendar for the next event, this Saturday's Wild Foods…
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Strawberry Shortcake

Wendy Van Wagner's In the Kitchen offers hands on cooking class, for all ages.  When I asked her for her favorite spring time receipe she replied with, "Did you know that Strawberry Shortcake is really one of the EASIEST desserts to make?…