As a hotbed of sustainable agriculture and small family farms for decades, it’s no wonder Sonoma Valley became the birthplace of the American farm-to-table movement. Blessed with rich soils, a sunny climate and cooling fog and sea breezes makes the food here taste special--so much so that the iconic food writer, MFK Fisher, made the valley her final home, and Chez Panisse founder Alice Waters... Read More »

There's nothing like ripe, succulent summer peaches and tart, fresh blueberries to grace your summer table! This delicious summer dessert, brought to us by Highwayman Wines, is the perfect Sonoma summer treat. We recommend trying it alongside a cool, crisp bottle of Highwayman's Doxy Charm, a light and bright sparkling wine of rosé made in the traditional method, sure to refresh the palate. ... Read More »

Prohibition Spirits' Sazerac Cocktail

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 12:00 PM

The traditional Sazerac is unique in that it traditionally is served chilled but without ice. In Prohibition Spirits' twist on this classic cocktail, they've coated the glass with their proprietary spirit, Absentia, an absinthe-style liqueur. A perfect pre-dinner aperitif or an anytime sipper, this cocktail is sure to inspire visions of sugarplums green fairies!


INGREDIENTS

  • Prohibition Spirits

Chef Lauren Kershner brought her delicious recipes to acclaim through her catering company, Goodness Gracious. Today, she's taking the next step with the creation of her own event venue, Songbird Parlour. If you can't get over the Songbird to experience this yourself, try this recipe at home for a delicious addition to your spring fare!

INGREDIENTS

  • 12 fresh sea scallops
  • 2 tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 tbsp.

Essential Whole Body Wellness' 3-Day Spring Reset

Monday, April 11, 2022 9:00 AM

Essential Whole Body Wellness' health guru, Jen Bakane, has used this 3-Day reset meal plan for years (but actually you can even do it just one or two days and still see a benefit). It is the perfect way to hit the reset button after the holidays or a vacation and always seems to recalibrate my cravings and reaffirm mindful food choices.

Start with a green smoothie for breakfast. I personally like... Read More »

Essential Whole Body Wellness' Pasta Primavera

Monday, April 11, 2022 9:00 AM

Pasta Primavera is a lighter veggie filled take on a classic pasta recipe. Essential Whole Body Wellness expert Jen Bakane put together this delicious "pasta" recipe using zucchini noodles, making for easy spring digestion after a long winter of stagnation. Embrace the lightness without missing out on the flavor!

INGREDIENTS

  • Angel hair pasta or Zoodles (zucchini noodles) or a combination of both

Platypus Wine Tours' Thai Cabbage Slaw

Monday, April 11, 2022 9:00 AM

With the weather warming up and grilling season fast approaching, it’s SLIDER time! Platypus Wine Tours loves sliders for how quick and easy they are to make, as well as for all the fun customizing opportunities. What wine will you pair? It depends on your meat and condiments. Pinot Noir pairs well with a pork slider while Cabernet complements beef. If you’re opting for a tuna slider, a dry... Read More »

Any person can pick up a guide book of the fun and exciting things to do in Sonoma Valley, but it takes some local wisdom to know where you can find the hidden gems that everyone doesn’t already know about. We've put together this compilation of local businesses that you need to check out--the first of a quarterly series to highlight all the spots locals' love. Stay tuned for more more as the year... Read More »

St. Francis Winery's Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 1:00 PM

This springtime treat comes from St. Francis Winery's Executive Chef Peter Janiak. Use them to upcycle your dyed Easter eggs or to serve as a springtime appetizer. Chef Janiak recommends serving them alongside St. Francis' Martinelli Vineyard Chardonnay for maximum enjoyment. Takes 40 minutes to prepare and serves six people.

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 each hardboiled eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon

Glen Ellen Star's Wood-Roasted Vegetables

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 11:00 AM

Glen Ellen Star prides itself on delicious, local ingredients--often roasted in their wood-fired ovens. This tasty dish puts late winter and early spring ingredients in the spotlight, seasoned with Asian notes of turmeric, galangal, chiles and tamarind. Whether you are able to roast them in your own wood-fired oven or under your broiler, they are sure to capture the season's finest flavors.... Read More »