Posts In Category

food and wine

food and wineIssue 22

By Jacqui Sinarle If you’ve always dreamed of starting your own food business from home but never knew where to begin, the university of California Cooperative Extension in Stanislaus County can teach you how in its popular workshop, starting a successful cottage food business. “The workshop is very fun and

Read More
food and wineIssue 22

  By Michele Laverty Living in Central California means we have many opportunities to eat amazing and healthy foods right from our own backyards and nearby orchards. The sweet, but short fresh cherry season is no exception, bringing the best of the Bings, Raniers and Queen Anne’s into our kitchens

Read More
food and wineIssue 22

By Michele Laverty Food was once a local thing. Everyone either grew their own food or knew the dairy down the road where the milk bottles came from. In the past century we have strayed from our roots —literally. As a society, we have become dependent on trucks and trains

Read More
food and wineIssue 22

By Jacqui D. Sinarle If you’ve ever wanted to preserve some type of food, chances are the Gypsy Cowgirl–a.k.a. Bambi Porter–can teach you. That’s because Porter, owner of Gypsy Cowgirl Kitchen Co., is enamored with all types of food preservation and eager to share her knowledge and passion. “I think

Read More
featured-food-and-winefood and wineIssue 22

By Jacqui D. Sinarle If your season’s bounty is overflowing, think gleaning and gathering. That’s the name of a program operated by Interfaith Ministries that helps homeowners and farmers who have excess produce get it harvested and donated to people in need throughout community. It’s easy, philanthropic, and good for the environment, too. “With

Read More
food and wineIssue 22

By Gitaine Reis, In-Shape Health Clubs Exercise and nutrition go hand in hand. You can’t work off bad nutrition and you can’t diet yourself skinny. It is an effort on both sides and good nutrition will help keep your body in balance. Eating fresh food will help achieve healthy nutrition,

Read More
food and wineIssue 22

By Jacqui D. Sinarle If you enjoy eating farm-fresh produce and want to support local growers, consider participating in a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program. CSA is a popular way for consumers to purchase local, seasonal food directly from farmers. It works like this: A farmer offers a certain number

Read More
food and wineIssue 21

By Jacqui D.  Sinarle Whether you want to learn to prepare delicious and healthy dishes or have someone make them for you, you can count on Fresh Express Meal Service for help. “Unlike other meal prep services, we do not focus on ‘fitness food,’” explained Marisol Fernandez, who owns the

Read More
food and wineIssue 21

By Jacqui D. Sinarle There’s more than one interesting story behind the new Modesto eatery Ralston’s Goat. With a unique name, hometown owners, and a different take on traditional dishes, the restaurant is a refreshing change for area  foodies’ palates. “The name Ralston’s Goat is a nod to local history,”

Read More
featured-food-and-winefood and wineIssue 21

By Noel Daniel Back in the earlier days of Turlock’s Downtown, Dust Bowl Brewing Company’s taproom settled on West Main Street in 2011 and started to make a name for itself. “Growler” became a part of local parlance and the drought of business in Downtown seemed to lessen through the

Read More