Archive for September, 2012:

Sep
28

Broccoli Salad

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Let’s just say broccoli has never been my favorite green vegetable; I much prefer green bell peppers, green beans, peas, spinach and even, dare I say, Brussels sprouts. Boiled, steamed, raw or even dipped in ranch dressing, broccoli tastes like dirt to me. Every once in a while, however, I force myself to give certain […]

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Sep
26

40 More Reasons to Dine Out

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As if we foodies needed more excuses to dine out – well, we’ve now got 40 reasons during Sacramento’s Regional Restaurant Week when 40 of the region’s best restaurants celebrate dining out. For the first two weeks in October, from the 1st to the 14th, participating restaurants will be serving special price-fixed, three-course dinners ranging […]

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Sep
20

Sacramento Sliders & Suds

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Here in Sacramento we’re extremely lucky to have so many food events year-round that are not only fun and delicious, but also benefit our community. On Saturday, September 29, The Sacramento Press and Dad’s Kitchen will present the first annual Sacramento Sliders & Suds event to benefit the Sacramento Artists Council, which provides art programs […]

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Sep
19

Wordless Wednesday – The Red Rabbit Kitchen and Bar

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Watermelon “Three Ways” 1. Red watermelon with cucumber, feta and tzatziki 2. Yellow watermelon with fresh mozzarella, basil and aged balsamic 3. Black watermelon with Manchego, tomato and vinaigrette The Red Rabbit2718 J Street Sacramento 916.706.2275

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Sep
18

A Mochi Memorial

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Whenever I bite into mochi—that soft, chewy Japanese rice cake—the taste immediately transports me to one particular Saturday afternoon in Honolulu. It was December 2008 and the family had gathered at my grandpa’s house to begin the usual New Years’ preparations—the cleaning, purging, cooking and this year, the mochi-making. Traditionally mochi is made by pounding […]

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Sep
14

September 30 Winemaker Dinner at Ten22 Supporting Southside Art Center

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We’ve been fans of Ten22 ever since they opened. Not only do they have great food and a relaxed atmosphere, but they are also supporters of several Sacramento non-profit organizations…which we love. On Sunday, September 30, 2012, Ten22 is helping the Southside Art Center celebrate 26 years of supporting adults with disabilities in Sacramento with […]

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Sep
13

Firestone Public House

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On a recent Friday evening, I had a serious craving for a cold hoppy beer and some food to go with it. I love a good ale house and the newly-opened Firestone Public House on the corner of 16 and L Streets seemed like a bustling spot I needed to try. First and foremost was […]

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Sep
11

Shrimp and Mango Salad

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For our recent SacFoodies potluck, the group voted for a color category theme – yes, you guessed it, dishes selected by their dominant color, from red, orange, green, purple and brown (for good measure).  I took to the web for inspiration and found the perfect recipe for a light, no-cook, orange-colored Shrimp and Mango Salad, […]

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Sep
05

Grasshopper Pie

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Since the SacFoodies 5th Anniversay Potluck was at my house this year, I needed a recipe that I could prepare in advance and not have to fret over. With the theme of “colors” for this year’s potluck, I chose green and the first recipe that popped into my head was Grasshopper Pie. It’s been years […]

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