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Peanut and Nut Butter Alternatives + How to Make Sunflower Seed Butter

Peanut and Nut Butter Alternatives + How to Make Sunflower Seed Butter

Alana Sugar

Chocolate Buckeye Candies

When I was child, there was no such thing as nut or soy nut or seed butter at the local grocery store. There was peanut butter or there was nothing. Although allergies to peanuts (a legume) and tree nuts were seemingly not as common as today, there were no alternatives to peanut butter, and no yummy recipes like Chocolate Buckeye Candies made with sunflower seed butter for children (and adults) with peanut or tree nut allergies who were missing out.

Tahini and Sesame Seed Cookies

Alternatives to Peanut Butter, Almond Butter and Other Nut Butters... Read More

3rd Annual Davis Bike & Brew Set for August 15!

3rd Annual Davis Bike & Brew Set for August 15!

Good times are guaranteed at the third annual Davis Bike & Brew Fest set for Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Davis Central Park from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Building on the success of two previous years, the Bike and Brew Fest showcases more than 60 breweries with unlimited sampling, live music from headliner “The Stone Foxes” and food trucks.

“We are thrilled to be hosting this event.  It’s a great opportunity to support the local economy, promote the thriving craft beer culture and raise money for a good cause,” said Trenton Yackzan of Sudwerk Brewing Company, an event founder.  “Attendees will taste the best beers and ciders the region has to offer.”  

The Bike and Brew Fest is the biggest event of its kind in Davis and the cornerstone of the seven-day, citywide Davis Beer Week.  Event proceeds benefit the Davis United States Bicycling Hall of Fame and the Northern California Brewers Guild.  

Cheers! It’s National Tequila Day

Cheers! It’s National Tequila Day

Today might arguably be one of the best days of the year. Why, you might ask? Well, it’s National Tequila Day, of course! And this year, we should all celebrate because it’s also on a FRIDAY!! On top of that, it’s summer and here in Sacramento our farmers’ markets and local shops are bursting with the most amazing fresh fruits and veggies to play with in tequila concoctions. This trifecta makes for the ultimate tequila celebration, no excuses. ... Read More

Harvest Table Event Tickets Now On Sale: Calistoga raises funds to help local families in need

Harvest Table Event Tickets Now On Sale: Calistoga raises funds to help local families in need

The Calistoga Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that tickets to the upcoming Harvest Table event on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015 are now available for purchase. This one-of-a-kind experience celebrates another plentiful harvest season, and this year part of the proceeds will share that bounty with those in need through a partnership with Community Action Napa Valley (CANV). Prices range between $75 and $150 per person, and a portion of the ticket sales will be donated to CANV at the end of the event.

Fruity Summer Drinks

Fruity Summer Drinks

Megan Myers

 

Watermelon Lemonade

A hammock on a sunny day. That first jump into the pool. Fresh, juicy fruits dribbling down your chin. Another thing to add to the list of great summer pleasures? Quenching your thirst with something yummy!

It can be hard to remember to stay hydrated when your day is filled with fun, but luckily these fruity drinks make it easy for us to stop for a minute and grab a straw.

Whether you’re searching for the perfect picnic accompaniment or just need something to cool you off after a long day, we’ve got quick and easy recipes at the ready.

Try a few of these sweet sips this summer!... Read More

What to Make This Week

What to Make This Week

Megan Myers

Hello, summer! This is the time to enjoy as much time as possible under the warm sun, and that means not slaving over a hot stove each night! To help you serve dinner without fuss, we’ve collected recipes for every night of the week... Read More

Summer Salads that Won’t Wilt in the Heat

Summer Salads that Won’t Wilt in the Heat

Megan Myers

Grilled Tomato and Romaine Salad

When it comes to potlucks and other summer gatherings, I tend to gravitate toward the salads. Sure, whatever’s on the grill might be the main attraction, but filling my plate with leafy green-, grain- and fruit-based salads means I won’t be experiencing potluck regret later on. (You know, when you just can’t bear to not have another bratwurst and end up with a bellyache.)

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