Locavores rejoice! Cooper’s Public Market, a one-of-a-kind grocery store, will open its doors to the public on Saturday, January 25th, […]
karenpavoneKaren Pavone is a professional writer, artist, and photographer who lives in Northern California. She is a passionate advocate for sustainable farming and local food. Her blog, Farminista's Feast, features recipes and stories from the fields and kitchens in and around Marin and Sonoma Counties.
Breakfast In A Glass
Nothing prepares you to face a busy day like a nutritious breakfast. Think about it. In the morning your body […]
Eating Clean in 2014!
Each New Year brings opportunity. Armed with the insights we’ve gained over the past twelve months, January’s clean slate means […]
Farminista’s Holiday Gift Guide 2013
Are you stressed about holiday shopping? No worries! If you’re searching for a few last-minute gift ideas, then consider some […]
Light Up Your Holidays!
The holidays are a mixed bag at our house. Each December I struggle to balance everything on my growing “to […]
This Thursday, families will gather at tables across America to give thanks. They will feast mostly on Turkey and all […]
Last weekend I began putting together my menu for our family Thanksgiving feast. Planning the food that will grace our holiday […]
Sonoma’s Retro-Fabulous Fremont Diner
There’s nothing nicer than a weekend drive in the North Bay wine country. The weather is beautiful, the people are […]
In Season: Figs
Hello. I’m Karen and I’m a figaholic. So there it is for the world to see. I LOVE figs. I love […]
Gleaning for Good
Last Saturday I woke up to misty gray light filtering in through the bedroom blinds and the unmistakable sound of […]
HEIRLOOM HEAVEN: Highlights from the 2013 National Heirloom Expo
Last Tuesday I grabbed my friend Nancy and headed up to Santa Rosa for the opening day of the third […]
A Seed Saved . . .
Summer is winding down and so is my vegetable garden. The tomato plants are looking particularly sad at present–the once […]
My last post featured “before” photos of our stalled backyard landscape project. With too many things on my plate and […]
This summer our backyard underwent a transformation. Truthfully, it was long overdue. My husband and I bought our home in […]
In Season: Savory Tomato Pie
Each summer I eagerly anticipate our tomato harvest. I get my starts as soon as they appear at the local garden store, […]