I like to bake. I can whip up killer cookies, delectable pies, cheesecakes and more without batting an eye. But […]
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.
Oh baby it’s hot outside! As the mercury creeps up near triple digits on these summer days, something tall and cool […]
4th of July Blueberry Pie
Tomorrow is the 4th of July! Across our beautiful country there will be parades down main streets, picnics laid out […]
A Man For All Seasonings
Nick Davoren knows a thing or two about spices. Davoren, whose “day-job” is in marketing for a global engineering company, […]
A Sandwich for Locavores: The West Marin Reuben
These days being a “locavore” is where it’s at. Eating sustainably produced, locally grown food and supporting small family owned […]
Pride of the Poncias
This week I am pleased to share my feature article in the summer issue of RANGE magazine! The piece, “Pride of […]
42nd Annual Marin Greek Festival on Memorial Day Weekend
The Memorial Day holiday weekend is almost here. If you’re looking for a family friendly way to celebrate, head on […]
In Season: Strawberries & Rhubarb
Strawberries and rhubarb. In the infamous words of movie icon Forrest Gump, “We go together like peas & carrots.” Simply […]
Garden Time-Saver: Quick Raised Beds with M Braces
I love this time of year. Winter’s chill has finally given way to spring wildflowers and hills wrapped in blankets […]
Edible Landscapes: Introducing Susan Miller and the Marin Garden Challege
Ask Novato resident garden guru Susan Miller what she dreams about and she’ll describe a chain of connected community gardens […]
In Season: Green Garlic Pesto
For a few weeks each spring, savvy farmers market shoppers can find a seasonal treat they won’t generally see in […]
Who’s Getting Shucked?
Drakes Bay Oyster Company, the last operating oyster cannery in California, is currently fighting the federal government to retain the […]
It’s Out! My Article on Cheesemakers in NorthBay biz Magazine!
March marks an exciting milestone for me: my first published piece as a freelance writer is out in NorthBay biz […]
When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemon Bars!
It’s mid-winter. My backyard lies dormant like a sleeping sprawl, saving energy for the burst of green that will appear […]
The Meat We Eat: Making Ethical Choices
Is all meat created equal? It’s a good question. The simple answer is no–not by a long shot. Most of […]