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Stocking Stuffers from Five Dot Ranch

Five Dot Ranch Jerky

Looking for great gift or stocking stuffer ideas? Let Five Dot Ranch help! Have you tried the Five Dot Ranch beef jerky? These nitrite-free steak strips are 100 percent Five Dot Ranch beef and come in three flavors: traditional, Cajun and cracked pepper, and come in 1 oz. and 2 oz. packages. Jerky will fit nicely in any […]

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Pair Beer with Your Thanksgiving Dinner

Fieldwork Thanksgiving Pairings

According to the ship logs from The Mayflower, the Pilgrims chose to land early because they were running out of beer. Fortunately for modern day folk, the situation is not as dire, and good beer abounds. This coming Thanksgiving holiday, don’t forget that beer and food go beautifully together and be sure to stop by […]

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Fresh Truffles for the Holiday Season

OCWM truffles

The Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant is delighted to offer all you fungi lovers out there the opportunity to order fresh truffles throughout this holiday season! Currently the extremely rare and sought after white Alba truffles (Tuber magnatum) are available, as well as the fall Burgundy truffles (Tuber Uncinatum). They will be sold by the ounce and […]

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Keep Cozy this Thanksgiving!

Napa Valley Distillery Thanksgiving

Stay indoors this Thanksgiving and snuggle in deeper to your slippers and enjoy these warm and cozy spirits! This Napa Valley Distillery (NVD) gift set includes their Ginn, brandy cordial, and cherry brandy. Brandy Cordial Their Brandy Cordial is a true California original. Made from premium baby bourbon barrel-aged brandy, it is bursting with aromas of […]

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Spiced Apple Cider from Whole Spice

Whole Spice Apple Cider

Whole Spice has all the spices you need to warm up your house for these chilly nights! Make yourself this spiced apple cider recipe and cozy up to the fire or serve to friends and family. Whole Spice apple cider spice is sold in bulk or jars, and better check out the mulling spices while […]

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Thanksgiving Sale at Wood Fiber Clay

Wood Fiber Clay Thanksgiving

These two cuties are helping to whip up something for Thanksgiving and it isn’t mashed potatoes! Wood Fiber Clay is having a 20 percent off sale from Friday, November 18 through Tuesday, November 22. Shop the pop-up at Oxbow Public Market or their website with the code “Gratitude.” Pick up a great gift to take to the host […]

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Model Bakery English Muffins Named One of Oprah’s Favorite Things

Oprah's favorite

“I love this time of year because I love to celebrate giving and receiving and I hope my favorite things will be some of yours, too!” Oprah   One item on her 2016 “Favorite Things” list: The Model Bakery’s English muffins. She  calls them “scrumptious all over” and suggests pairing them with preserves from Clif Family. The […]

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Relax with a Cocktail!

NVD Cherry Manhattan

Feeling stressed out by the upcoming election? Relax and settle down with a cocktail made with Napa Valley Distillery’s small batch, hand crafted spirits! Besides, what’s more American than something aged in a Bourbon barrel? Swing by their tasting bar at the Oxbow to enjoy a sample of their Brandy Cordial and their Cherry Brandy, […]

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Ethiopean Red Lentil Stew Recipe

Ethiopian Stew

As the weather changes and the evenings get colder, there’s nothing better than a bowl of soup to warm you up! Try this Whole Spice recipe for Ethiopean red lentil stew spiced with Ethiopian Berbere spice mix. Stop into the spice shop and get all the spices you need for your next soup, stew, or […]

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Chef Todd Humphries’ Kitchen Door Thanksgiving To-Go

Kitchen Door mushroom soup

Let Todd Humphries cook Thanksgiving dinner for you. Pre-order by 5 pm on Friday, November 18 for pick-up on Wednesday, November 23. Thanksgiving Dinner for Four $140 including tax ½ Turkey Breast and Leg (brined and ready to cook with instructions) Peppercorn Gravy (pt) Sourdough Stuffing (qt) Fresh Cranberry Sauce (pt) Mashed Potatoes (qt) Roasted […]

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Company coming? Tabletop tips from Wood Fiber Clay

Wood Fiber Clay tabletop

Spruce up your table with handcrafted goods in natural materials that reflect the colors of the season, including carved ceramic napkin rings, teak salt cellars, and Jenny Pennywood linen napkins. Layering different textures adds visual interest whether on your table or elsewhere in your home. Wood Fiber Clay suggests topping a linen tablecloth with cotton […]

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Beer “To Go” at Fieldwork Brewing Company

Fieldwork Brewing Beer To Go

Do you ever have a delicious fresh draft beer and wish to take some home to enjoy? Have you ever seen that fresh beer canned before your eyes? Stop by the new Fieldwork Brewing Company taproom and you can do both of these things. Fieldwork offers many of their fresh, innovative brews “to-go” in glass […]

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Sparkling Wine Club

Bubbles

Oxbow Cheese and Wine Merchant (OCWM) now has a sparkling wine club in addition to its other very popular monthly and quarterly wine clubs. They have always cherished bubbly for its elegant and captivating qualities, its celebratory nature and incredibly arduous production, and encourage everyone to explore the world of bubbly in and beyond Champagne. For […]

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Nothing Screams Halloween like a Spooky Cocktail!

Spooky Cockail

Visit Napa Valley Distillery for all of the ingredients for their newest concoction! Just in time for Halloween, The creative “Booze Crew” at Napa Valley Distillery has created a fun and unique cocktail for your next costume party! Appropriately named “First Bite,” this festive cocktail is made with Napa Valley Distillery’s Ginn, Brandy Cordial, Lime […]

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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 Champagne Vinegar or Poni White […]

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Spice up your life with spice blends from Whole Spice

Zhug

Zhug is a spicy blend used to on meats, fish, soups and salads. Use Whole Spice’s recipe to make fresh Zhug paste to garnish hummus or seared tuna. Also, Whole Spice will be offering 20 percent off at the end of the month so stock up on all your favorite fall spices during Oct 29-31. Fresh Zhug Paste Ingredients: […]

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Crisp Pears & Crisp Weather

Napa Valley Distillery Pear Brandy

Fall is officially here! That must mean it’s time to enjoy some pear brandy. Lucky for you, you can taste and purchase your very own bottle of Napa Valley Distillery’s highly anticipated pear brandy, which is now back in stock! This exclusive brandy is made entirely from Seckel pears – which are tiny pears with […]

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Breakfast at Five Dot Ranch & Cookhouse

Five Dot breakfast

At Five Dot, breakfast is one of the favorite meals of the day. There are lots of options like the doughnut bites with lavender sugar, the three egg omelet with asparagus, bacon, red onion, and cheddar cheese, and the breakfast wrap with beef sausage, eggs, caramelized onions, potatoes and cheddar cheese. Its hard to go […]

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Wood Fiber Clay pop-up shop is back through December

Wood Fiber Clay

The Wood Fiber Clay pop-up shop is back through December with a new collection of unique handcrafted and vintage items for the home sourced from small producers locally and globally. Owners Lisa Toller and Kelley Burnett just returned from Iceland and Scandinavia after combing the flea markets of Copenhagen for mid-century Danish finds, visiting with […]

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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 his wife now specialize in […]