Cupcakes. Who could have predicted the craze that elevated this favorite dessert to celebrity status in recent years? Gourmet specialty […]
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.
It’s Strawberry Season
I love this time of year. Summer is just around the corner. The days are growing longer again with the […]
Stemple Creek Ranch: Natural Beef Done Right
Last week I painted a not-so-pretty portrait of life for beef cattle raised on commercial feedlot farms; specifically Coalinga’s Harris […]
NOT ON MY PLATE: Do You Know Where Your Beef Comes From?
Harris Ranch Beef feed lot in Coalinga, California In life there are occasional profound moments of realization. Perhaps the gut-reaction […]
Let’s Get Cooking!
It’s no secret that I love to cook. Taking raw ingredients and applying the kitchen alchemy that transforms them into […]