Archive for February, 2008:

Feb
11

Green Chili Artichoke Dip

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Green Chili Artichoke Dip 3 cans artichoke hearts 1 cup mayonnaise 1 cup Parmesan cheese 8 oz can of green chilies 1 bag of salted tortilla chips Drain and chop the artichoke hearts. In a mixing bowl combine hearts with mayonnaise and parmesan cheese. Drain and chop chilies and mix into the other ingredients. Divide […]

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Feb
11

Valentine’s Day Events Preview

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Even if February 14th means nothing more than “Thursday” to you, today’s blog entry is still a must. Also known as Valentine’s Day, this Thursday is full of fun for Sacramento residents looking to show a little love. Here is a sampling of Sacramento’s finest – for every palate and pocketbook. If you know of […]

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Feb
08

10th Annual Petite Sirah Port Weekend at Bogle Winery

Image courtesy of Bogle Winery February 9th-10th, 2008 11:00am – 5:00pm at the Bogle Winery Tasting Room With Valentine’s Day less than a week away, why not get a head start at Bogle Winery this weekend where they’ll be celebrating the 10th anniversary of Bogle Port? More Information Directions to Bogle Winery If you can’t […]

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Feb
08

Vino in the Park

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I just made the big move from Davis (read: comfort, security, mom’s house) to Sacramento (read: new, exciting, intimidating) and my friends/roommates and I have made a pact to explore the city where we now reside. Part of this pact is to try a new restaurant or bar at least once a week. Thanks to […]

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Feb
07

Slow Food Sacramento Presents a Chocolate, Port and Coffee Tasting Soirée

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Saturday February 23 – 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Old Soul Coffee Company 1716 L Street (rear alley) $25 Slow Food Members, $30 General Public GET TICKETS NOW Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first. We at Slow Food Sacramento echo American writer Ernestine Ulmer’s sentiments and are pleased to partner with three local treasures: Old Soul […]

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Feb
06

Are you a crab picker or a crab piler?

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This was the question du jour last Saturday night as the Smith and McGough families embarked on their second annual Fisherman’s Club Crab Feed in Lincoln, California. In our group of 10 (plus baby Will made 11), the majority of the Smith/McGough clan are pilers: carefully selecting the perfect piece to crack open, cultivating the […]

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Feb
05

Super Bowl, Super Food

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Ah, the Super Bowl. There are the much-discussed commercials, the irreverent half-time shows and – of course – the game itself. More and more, though, the Super Bowl has become about the food. Let’s be honest: Do we ask ourselves what we’ll do at the Super Bowl party? Nah. The question is always, “What will […]

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Feb
01

Cheesy Potato Skins with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

4 medium russet potatoes (about 1 1/2 pounds) 1/4 cup fat free sour cream 2 ounces shredded Parmesan cheese 2 ounces shredded Mozzarella cheese 1/3 cup finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes 1/4 cup sliced green onion tops 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley Pepper to taste Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake potatoes 50 minutes, or until […]

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Feb
01

Super Food for the Super Bowl

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For years, I was oblivious to the Super Bowl – I honestly didn’t know when it occurred, let alone who was playing. Then, I met my husband whose fall and winter revolve around football pools and games. The ordinarily calm, Zen-like Johnnie Beer turns into loud-mouthed sports guy – yelling, swearing, clapping and cheering at […]

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