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Mustard a la Vierra Recipe

mustard

Whole Spice shares this recipe for homemade mustard from customer George Vierra. Ingredients 7 cups ground yellow mustard (1 1/2 lb.) 1⁄2 cup brown mustard seed (3 oz.) 1⁄2 cup 1-1/2 cups  yellow mustard seed (2 1/3 oz.) 8 cups white vinegar (prefer Vilux French Champagne Vinegar (6% acidity*) orBeaufort Reims …

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Bishop’s Peak Cheese from Paso Robles

Bishop's Peak Cheese

During October, Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant is featuring a brand new cheese, Bishop’s Peak, from the Central Coast Creamery in Paso Robles. Owner, operator and cheesemaker Reggie Jones began his career in cheese doing product development and quality control, and dreamed of one day creating his own small-batch artisan cheeses. Jones and …

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CHILE-CRUSTED ENCHILADA SPECIAL AT C CASA

C CASA March enchilada special

This month’s C CASA special enchilada combines their succulent, chile-crusted rotisserie chicken with 4 cheese blend wrapped in one of their house made corn tortillas. With C CASA, it is all about the toppings and sides! Topped with mixed greens, pico de gallo and poblano crema, the enchilada is accompanied …

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Dress Your Table for Spring at Napastak

Napastak lobster plates

Spring in the air: warmer weather, sunshine, blooming flowers and green grass. There is nothing like a picnic outside to enjoy this beautiful season. Colorful placemats, serving trays and table runners are available at Napastak for you to dress your table. Pick up some delicious spreads to pair with your …

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Exciting New Desserts from Ca’ Momi Enoteca

Ca' Momi cannoli

Ca’ Momi Enoteca is bounding into spring with some exciting new desserts: housemade Cannoli Siciliani stuffed with fresh ricotta, and luscious Babà al Rum-rich, eggy pastry infused with a delectably boozy citrus syrup. Swing by anytime for an impulsive treat to go, or order ahead for a memorable Easter brunch …

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Calling all Cookie Monsters!

Ca' Momi Cookies

Calling all cookie monsters! Ca’ Momi Enoteca‘s rolling out a new twist on an old tradition later this month: organic, authentic and heartcrafted Italian cookie jars ($8 each, or 3 for $20). Choose from elegant Italian palmiers, ladyfingers, meringues, almond-anise cantucci di Prato, chocolate-hazelnut Baci di Dama sandwich cookies, cornmeal-raisin …

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Springtime at Five Dot Ranch & Cookhouse

Five Dot Ranch beef

Springtime is just around the corner, which means longer days, warmer weather, and barbecue season! As always, Five Dot Ranch will have everyone’s favorite steaks, fresh ground beef, pre-marinated tri-tips, hotdogs, and more, all completely stocked in the meat case. Along with the new season also comes a new menu …

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Savory Recipe Ideas Using Bread

Cate & Co. Frittata bread

Can there ever be too much bread?! Cate & Co. is known for its delicious G-Free breads, and gets asked for recipe ideas that use the ends of loaves, or bread that isn’t at its peak. If you find yourself in that lucky predicament, try making a frittata. Take your …

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You had me at Pizza

Ca' Momi Pizza

Ca’ Momi Enoteca has romance ready to go with heart-shaped pizza, schiacciata, ciambellina, and ciambellona for Valentine’s weekend, plus two irresistible takeout specials featuring all-organic bignè pastries. Love On the Run ($45) includes the pizza of your choice, one dozen assorted organic bignè, and a bottle of Ca’ Momi Ca’ …

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Heart-Healthy Valentine’s Day at Hog Island Oyster Bar

Hog Island oysters for Valentine's

Treat your loved one to a heart-healthy Valentine’s at Hog Island Oyster Co. Much has been written about the powerful love-enhancing qualities of oysters, but did you know these sweet little bivalves are super-stars of the health-food scene? Each single oyster contains a vast stockpile of naturally occurring vitamins, minerals …

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Valentine’s Day Ice Cream Flavors at Three Twins

Three Twins Ice Cream Flavors

Looking for something sweet for your honey? Three Twins Ice Cream has you covered. In addition to their usual Valentine’s Day flavors like bittersweet chocolate, cherry chocolate chunk, land of milk & honey and raspberry sorbet, be on the lookout for special flavors such as strawberry confetti (strawberry ice cream …

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C CASA celebrates the (not so humble) bean

C CASA sweet potato taco

The recent National Bean Day made us realize that the humble bean with its delicious versatility is cause for celebration!  C CASA has known that all along and features beans in tacos, and sides and soups. One of their newest tacos is a colorful mix of Sweet Potatoes and Black …

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Have a hearty breakfast at The Model Bakery

Model Bakery breakfast

Don’t let the mid-January, deep-winter blues get you down! Start your day right with a delicious and hearty breakfast at The Model Bakery! The Model Bakery is featuring two yummy additions to its breakfast menu, a Grilled Veggie Wrap, filled with eggs, mushrooms, country potatoes, fresh veggies and cheese in …

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525 Tons of freshly milled olives

The Olive Press

The Olive Press’ milling season recently came to a close after a record 525 tons of beautiful California olives! Pay The Olive Press a visit today to learn about the milling and production process that takes place in order to create all of these fantastic oils! To expand the learning …

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Bread—the Ideal Partner For Winter Soup

Cate & Co. Boule

Whether sliced and toasted, or simply torn from a fresh loaf, Cate & Co. bakes breads that are sure to go with any of your favorite winter soups. If it’s French onion, go for the sourdough baguette, or the aged cheddar black pepper boule which makes for a savory partner …

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Hog Island welcomes executive chef Jeremy Zabel

Jeremy Zabel

Hog Island Oyster Co. welcomes executive chef Jeremy Zabel. A northern California native who grew up in Lake County, CA and a self-educated chef, Jeremy credits memories of family travel filled with “amazing foods” as his culinary inspiration, and hard work and experience as his teachers. “I fell in love with seafood in New …

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Spice Up Your New Year

Napa Valley Distillery Ancho Leon

Ancho León, an exotic hand-crafted spirit, is one of Napa Valley Distillery’s newest players in an already star-studded cast. Their Distinguished Bar Club Members were the first to try their very first batch, and now it is available to the public. Ancho León, what is it? Ancho León is an …

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CUPCAKES FOR A CAUSE: THE NAPA VALLEY VINE TRAIL

Napa Valley Vine Trail Cupcake

Kara’s Cupcakes is sweetening January and the Napa Valley Vine Trail with a chocolaty chocolate vanilla chocolate chip cupcake — a chocolate cupcake with a chocolaty chocolate chip sweet vanilla frosting. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Napa Valley Vine Trail, an in-progress multi-use path connecting the entire Napa …

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Stock a Healthy Larder

Cate & Co. seeded crackers

With the New Year come resolutions of all types, and if yours is to eat healthier Cate & Co. is a good place to start. Stock your larder with seeded crackers for power snacking, or cheese laces for a little indulgent crunch to have with your salads or soups. Cate’s …

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