I love living in Sacramento. I love that we actually have seasons up here. I love being in between Napa and Tahoe, with San Francisco just to the west. And I really, really love being surrounded by the embarrassment of riches we have within arm's reach here - fruits, vegetables and nuts, artisan cheeses, olive oil, glorious honey, even locally-manufactured chocolate. That's why I'm so pleased that a group of people with vision are trying to make that bounty a centerpiece for our city.
http://www.boqueriaca.com/). Let's make it happen!
Monday, June 28, 2010
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Monday, June 7, 2010
OK, I admit it ... I'm not a big fan of raw strawberries. Too crunchy, weak flavor, most picked before they're fully ripe. The rainy weather we had at the start of strawberry season made both conventional and organic berries watery to boot. But when you apply heat to strawberries a wonderful thing happens. The excess moisture evaporates, the fruit softens, the flavor deepens. A forgettable piece of fruit becomes memorable.