Entries by Holly Krassner Dawson

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The Baker at Fieldwork Brewing Company Taproom

Fieldwork brewery would not survive without the support of its friends, family, and the significant others of its employees. For nearly every employee’s birthday, Sarah The Baker delivers the most extravagant baked goods; so Fieldwork Brewing Company has decided it is its turn to pay it back. The result, The Baker Double Brownie Stout. The Baker is brewed with […]

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Whole Spice Guacamole

Whole Spice has all the flavor you need to spice up your life! Stop by the spice shop and try a pinch of ghost pepper salt, Zhug spice, Chipotle chili flakes, or chili lime salt! Better yet, take some home and try them in your next batch of Guacamole! Also, Whole Spice will offer a […]

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East India Cocktail at Napa Valley Distillery

Napa Valley Distillery (NVD) makes its oak-infused cocktails using its own premium, award-winning craft spirits and all-natural ingredients. This libation is a variation of the 1830s East India cocktail delightfully crafted from California Brandy, Orange Curacao, Real Blackberry Syrup and Blood Orange Bitters. Prior to bottling it is oak infused to achieve a vintage flavor reminiscent of an […]

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Come for the Booze, Stay for the Mocktails!

Be sure to stop by Napa Valley Distillery’s tasting room and bar shop the next time you swing by Oxbow! Taste a variety of their quality craft spirits, and take a look through hundreds of syrups, cocktail mixers, shrubs and bitters! Each day the crafty mixologists create a wonderful non-alcoholic “Mocktail” for visitors to try. […]

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Grapes and beer, a match made in heaven.

At Fieldwork Brewing Company they are all about experimenting and pushing boundaries. With their Petit Verdot Grand Gose they’re doing just that. Traditionally the Gose is a low ABV wheat beer with a subtle tartness. What separates the Gose from other beers of this flavor profile was its birthplace along the Gose River which had a high saline […]

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Stay Warm With Napa Valley Distillery Spirits!

Stop by Napa Valley Distillery’s Tasting Room and Bar Shop and try some of their classics along with their Crème De Violette, one of the newest additions to their lineup of world class spirits! Crème De Violette is a sweet liqueur made with violet flowers. Though the name suggests the addition of cream, the word crème refers […]

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Have the people on your list been naughty or nice?

Either way, Napa Valley Distillery has the perfect gift set for them! If they’ve been naughty, we recommend the “For the Naughty” set which includes the Cherry Brandy, The Manhattan Cocktail and the Brandy Cordial! It’s sure to please the naughtiest person on your list! On the off chance that they’ve been nice all year, […]

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Stocking Stuffers from Five Dot Ranch

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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Great Gift Ideas from Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant

If you are looking for a great gift idea for a friend or family member who is a wine enthusiast, or that just enjoys some good bubbly, your search is over! The Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant has your perfect gift for this holiday season. Give your loved ones the gift of a bubbles,with the […]

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Pair Beer with Your Thanksgiving Dinner

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

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!

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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Thanksgiving Sale at Wood Fiber Clay

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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Relax with a Cocktail!

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

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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Company coming? Tabletop tips from Wood Fiber Clay

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 […]