Archive for February, 2008:

Feb
29

Food That's Fit for a King

Anyone who has been to a Sacramento King’s game at Arco Arena knows the feeling – it’s the beginning of the fourth quarter of a close game and a timeout is about to conclude. All of a sudden you hear a thunderous boom coming from the speakers in the arena. Then slowly rising from the […]

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Feb
26

The Best Midnight Snack Ever

It had been a particularly long day, and the second I hit the door my son jumped out of bed and ran down the hall with arms outstretched. I scooped him up and we started talking about things that matter to a three year old and his mom: “I played trains today at school. Jake […]

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Feb
25

Belgian Beer Tasting at The Shack

The Shack will be hosting a Belgian Beer Tasting on Tuesday, March 4th from 6 – 8pm. The Cost will be $20 in advance or $25 the day of the event. Gary, owner and chef at The Shack, will be pairing the beers with food, and everyone will go home with a Belgian Beer Glass. […]

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Feb
20

Más Movies

Dinner and a movie. For some, this equates to a boring night out. But for those of you who have children – you know that sitting down uninterrupted to eat a meal that’s actually your own is the opposite of boring. Then, throw in a feature movie that doesn’t involve big red dogs or monkeys […]

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Feb
19

Dungeness Crab Bisque

Recipe courtesy of Jacquelyn Buchanan, director of culinary programs at COPIA. Traditionally, crab bisque is made with the shell of the crab after the meat has been removed. This requires more time and a whole crab. The following simple recipe is quicker and makes less of a mess in the kitchen. Serves 4 to 6 […]

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Feb
19

Blood Orange and Campari Granita

Recipe courtasy of Nick Landino, kitchen manager at COPIA. Adapted from The Gourmet Cookbook (Houghton Mifflin, 2004) Makes about 7 cups 1 1/3 cups sugar 1 cup water 3 cups fresh blood orange juice with some pulp (from 4 to 5 blood oranges) ¼ cup Campari About 28 three-inch long strips of blood orange zest, […]

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Feb
19

More Wine Country to Love

I love California. Just when I think I have uncovered all this Garden of Eden has to offer, I come across another proverbial apple tree. This past weekend’s temptation was Bella Piazza in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley wine country. With scenery so stunning this time of year, I can only imagine how beautiful it will […]

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Feb
13

Beef – It’s What’s for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

“A hamburger can be a work of art,” he said matter of factly. This, while I was rolling my eyes that my infinitely better half would even dream of ordering a hamburger at a casual, yet, classy joint like The Fig Café in Glen Ellen. I mean, really – who would go to a place […]

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Feb
12

Turkey-Apple Meatloaf

1 pound ground turkey 1 large apple, diced 1 green, red or yellow (or combination) bell pepper, diced 1 yellow onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 egg ½ cup breadcrumbs or torn bread pieces ¼ cup milk A few splashes of Worchester sauce Salt and pepper Preheat oven to 350. Mix all ingredients together […]

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Feb
12

Meatloaf (no, not the singer)

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The other day while at work I received a call from my boyfriend, “I heard a rumor,” he said. My ears perked up. “Really? What was it?” I asked, intrigued. “I heard a rumor … that you’re making meatloaf tonight.” “Oh. Okay.” I conceded, somewhat disappointed. Not very exciting, I know, but this is how […]

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