Entries by Holly Krassner Dawson

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May Specials at The Model Bakery

May brings warmer weather, beautiful sunshine, and the dawn of another fantastic Napa Valley summer! Whether thinking about Mom on her special day, or just getting together with family and friends, don’t show up empty handed…bring along a yummy, fresh-baked cake from The Model Bakery! Special for May are their Lemon Cake with lemon curd […]

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C CASA—NOT JUST TACOS!

We all know C CASA for its innovative take on tacos, but have you checked out their salads and small plates? Loaded with colorful fresh vegetables and tossed with intriguing salad dressings the salads make for a refreshing light, yet filling lunch option. Add your choice of protein and you can feel quite virtuous about your […]

ECO-FRIENDLY CLEANING PRODUCTS AVAILABLE AT NAPASTAK

Earth Day is a movement to inspire and motivate people to action. Start with simple small changes perhaps in your home. Napastak offers a line of cleaning products with no harsh chemicals. Their products are 99 percent or more natural and they actually work. All the ingredients used are all natural, non-toxic, non-flammable, ideal for […]

Castle Rock Bottled Water at Hudson Greens and Goods

Hudson Greens and Goods takes water very seriously, and is committed to offering the most environmentally, socially responsible, and delicious bottled water available. Castle Rock still and sparkling water fulfils all of these criteria. “From glacier to glass,” the company’s motto, describes the Mt. Shasta based company.  Thomas Greither, a noted environmentalist and president of Castle […]

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Spreads and Wine Snaps at Napastak

We were all waiting for spring season and its beautiful weather. Picnic days are here and there’s nothing like good cheese, a delicious spread and crackers with a glass of wine. Napastak spreads like ancho chile or pineapple apricot pepper are perfect with cheese and you can choose between red wine or white wine snaps […]

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Spring-inspired Carciofi Pizza from Ca’ Momi Enoteca

Celebrate spring with Ca’ Momi Enoteca’s glorious Carciofi Pizza, topped with seasonal grilled artichoke hearts and luscious artichoke cream. Pair with a glass of Bianco di Ca’ Momi and enjoy $4 off every Tuesday night. Like all of Ca’ Momi’s traditional Neapolitan pizzas, the Carciofi perches on an organic hand-made crust (with or without gluten) […]

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April Shrimp Enchilada Special at C CASA

Spring has sprung at least, and we crave lighter meals like seafood and veggies. The April C CASA Enchilada Plate Special fulfills those cravings on all counts. A house made corn tortilla is wrapped around a delicious filling of shrimp, green onions, four cheeses and avocado tomatillo salsa, then topped with corn relish and avocado […]

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Napa Bookmine Celebrates National Beer Day

National Beer Day is fast approaching (Thursday, April 7) and as spring marches on, what better time to find your next favorite IPA, Porter or Stout? Napa Bookmine at Oxbow has spent hours curating a fine selection of publications to help you in your quest. Rifle through the pages of The Beer Bible: The Essential […]

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POUR YOURSELF A TALL GLASS OF SPRING

For most people the Vernal Equinox signals the gradual transition from the grey and chilly days of winter, to the bright and warm days of summer. For the folks at Napa Valley Distillery, spring is a time to craft vintage porch-sipper cocktails that waken your taste buds from their winter hibernation, and to inspire thoughts […]

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Tarragon-Mustard Salmon Recipe

Whole Spice will be offering a 20 percentdiscount the last three days of this month so you can spring clean your spice cabinets March 29-31! Also, try this delicious Whole Spice salmon recipe! Just a teaspoon of dried tarragon is enough to bring out the flavor in fish and chicken. It also pairs well with peas, […]

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Fatted Calf Is Celebrating Spring

Spring is here, Easter is just around the corner, and The Fatted Calf is ready to celebrate. Forget the peeps and chocolate bunnies! Fatted Calf has a host of treats for your spring celebration from chive scented bockwurst to succulent stuffed quail. And don’t forget the bacon, breakfast sausage and farm fresh eggs for a […]

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Easter Essentials from Hudson Greens and Goods

Celebrate the new growth of the spring season at Hudson Greens and Goods. You’ll find all the Easter essentials, including beautiful, organic spring onions $5.99/lb.,  asparagus $8.99/lb. and green garlic $7.59/lb.  If you find yourself looking for the perfect Easter gift, a staff favorite is the Super Choc-O-Food bar, a collaboration of Valerie’s Confections and Commune Design. […]

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Hawaiian Poki Bowl at Eiko’s at Oxbow

Spring is the perfect time to enjoy a fresh Hawaiian Poki bowl at Eiko’s at Oxbow. Poki bowls made to order with freshly diced ahi tuna tossed in a savory sesame soy sauce, sliced Maui onions and avocado over a bed of sushi rice and Japanese rice seasoning from Whole Spice ($17). You will feel […]

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Fresh and Flavorful California Olive Oils

What better way to welcome the beautiful season of spring than with fresh and flavorful California olive oils? The Olive Press offers a wide array of extra virgin olive oils ranging from delicate to robust intensities that are wonderful for cooking and finishing. They also offer lovely flavored oils. Looking for different ingredients to add […]

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Hoppy Easter from The Model Bakery

Here comes Peter Cottontail…and that means Easter’s on its way! Be ready for friends and family this year with the help of The Model Bakery. From breakfast pastries, to artisan breads, cookies…tarts and pies…to large and individual Easter cakes, the Model Bakery has you covered. And don’t forget those hot cross buns! All orders must […]

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CHILE-CRUSTED ENCHILADA SPECIAL AT C CASA

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 by a spinach corn edamame […]

Dress Your Table for Spring at Napastak

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 favorite cheese and try their […]

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Blackstone Cheese from Bellwether Farms

Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant is now carrying “Blackstone,” a new cheese brought to us by the folks at Bellwether Farms in Petaluma, CA. Blackstone is a blend of cow and sheep’s milk. Its paste is scattered with black peppercorns, giving it a mild boost of spice, and its rind is rubbed with ground pepper, […]