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May
30

Thursday Capitol Mall Farmer’s Market

By Sara Ortega and Ana Marie Aguas If there’s one event the SacFoodies look forward to this time of year, it’s the farmer’s market conveniently located right outside our office on Capitol Mall! We are always delighted every Thursday by the scent of grilling Indian cuisine, baking Italian pizza and some of the best food trucks […]

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May
16

Davis Farmers Market, Among the Nation’s Best

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When the weather warms up and summer is in full bloom, one of the most anticipated activities for many is visiting local farmers markets. There is no better place to pick up delicious fruits, veggies, flowers and often times a variety of other specialty products from local vendors. I’d have to say the most robust […]

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Feb
21

More Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

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Last week, we posted a chocolate-covered strawberries recipe from Pinterest, and this week, another SacFoodie shares her version of this classic, sweet treat! Chocolate Covered Strawberries I’ll be the first to admit it – I don’t spend as much time in the kitchen as I’d like to. But let’s be honest, with only 24 hours […]

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Jul
08

What do Strawberry, Mixed Berry and Vanilla Honey Have in Common?

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They’re all delicious flavors in Starbucks’ new line of Vivanno™ Yogurt Smoothies – and they’re all available in Sacramento now!  (Photo courtesy of Starbucks) On June 30, select local Starbucks locations added three new flavors reportedly made fresh with natural, high-quality ingredients, including non-fat probiotic yogurt, fruit juice and honey. Here at Sac Foodies we […]

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Jul
18

Peach and Raspberry Crisp

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Copyright, 1999, The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook, All Rights Reserved 4 to 5 pounds peaches (10 to 12 large peaches) 1 orange, zested 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar, divided 1 cup light brown sugar, divided 1 1/2 cups plus 2 to 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided 1/2 pint raspberries 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup quick-cooking oatmeal […]

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Jul
18

Mango Caprese Salad

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Prep time: 15 minutes 3 large, ripe mangoes, peeled and pitted 8 oz. fresh mozzarella cheese, halved and thinly sliced 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste Snipped fresh basil Toasted baguette slices Carefully cut away the two largest pieces of fruit […]

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Jul
17

Prosciutto-Wrapped White Nectarines

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Working in the food industry we come across many recipes, and even get to help create them at times.  I don’t work on our office’s California Tree Fruit Agreement account (i.e. peaches, plums and nectarines), but I did catch wind of their recent press mailing that had this year’s summer recipes.  The recipe for prosciutto-wrapped […]

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Apr
08

An Incredible Dining Experience? TRU.

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A few weeks ago I was in Chicago working with our Sunsweet client on a few localized events. One of events in particular, I must admit, ended up being more pleasure than work: dinner at TRU. We had a group of eight that included several of Chicago’s top nutritionists and foodies, so where else could […]

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Jan
30

Taste of COPIA

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Last week I had the pleasure of finally experiencing a piece of wine country that I’ve been meaning to visit for years: COPIA, the American Center for Wine Food & the Arts, a nonprofit organization located in downtown Napa. Fellow SacFoodie, Amy Kull, along with a small group from our San Francisco office (COPIA is […]

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Jan
15

Port-Poached Pears and Ricotta

PORT-POACHED PEARS AND RICOTTA (Recipe from the California Milk Advisory Board) Servings: 4 Ingredients: 1 cup California Ricotta cheese Port-Poached Pears: 2 pears, such as Anjou or Bosc, peeled and cored 2 cups Port wine 3/4 cup pure maple syrup Instructions: Place pears, Port and maple syrup in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil […]

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