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Lunch: Faster, Tastier and Less Expensive!

Lunch: Faster, Tastier and Less Expensive!

Elizabeth Smith


Lunchbox Quesadilla

Fall is often linked with a return to routine. This can mean adopting time-and money-saving strategies or embracing healthier eating habits. In both cases, the Whole Story blog is here to help. Through mid-September we’re sharing our favorite pointers for mealtimes (including snacks!) from how to shop to how to prep, so you can get back on track with ease.

Yes, you can save time and money at lunchtime and banish boring brown bag lunches. Here’s how:... Read More

Fun Kid’s Recipe: Peanut Butter and Chia Seed Faces

Fun Kid’s Recipe: Peanut Butter and Chia Seed Faces

Christine O'Connor

In this ongoing blog series, Christine, a budget-minded mom and Whole Foods Market team member, explores ways to create healthy, organic foods that appeal to both child and husband. Read the other posts by Christine.

As a child, I have fond memories of visiting Grandma’s house in Pennsylvania. She used to make these really delicious peanut butter balls with a crispy cereal. She’d make some with raisins and some without. I was thinking about those peanut butter balls the other day. With a little creativity, my son and I were inspired to make our own whimsical version of the recipe using a few, fun ingredients... Read More

Yolo County Releases 2013 Crop Report

Yolo County Releases 2013 Crop Report

This week, the Yolo County Board of Supervisors received the 2013 Yolo County Agricultural Report – an annual report which summarizes the acreage, production and gross valuation of all agricultural commodities produced in Yolo County in 2013.  The total gross valuation for all agricultural commodities in 2013 was $721,636,091; an all-time high and an increase of 12.89% from 2012.

“These production figures reflect an overall higher price per unit for commodities and increases in acreage,” said Yolo County Agricultural Commissioner John Young.  “Field labor, processing, transporting, marketing and other farm-related services significantly multiply the value agriculture has to our county.”

Farm Fresh To You offers farm tour and benefit dinner

Farm Fresh To You offers farm tour and benefit dinner

.... Farm Fresh To You will hold two farm events in ..... Read More

New Calistoga Event Brings Community Together with Delectable Harvest Cuisine

New Calistoga Event Brings Community Together with Delectable Harvest Cuisine

The Calistoga Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the first-ever Harvest Table event. Fifteen local restaurants will bring their tables together in the center of downtown Calistoga for a one-of-a-kind experience to celebrate the plentiful harvest season. Visitors and locals alike are invited to dine in the midst of the breathtaking city on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. Tickets are limited and prices range between $50 and $150 per person for the best cuisine Calistoga has to offer.

Dining News: Goodbye Little Prague in Davis, Hello Old Soul

Dining News: Goodbye Little Prague in Davis, Hello Old Soul

Old Soul will be expanding to Davis, replacing Little Prague later this year, reports Sac Bee's Blair Anthony Robertson. ... Read More

Hands-on Kitchen Botany July 16

Hands-on Kitchen Botany July 16

The Mary L Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 East 14th Street in Davis, continues to offer exciting summer programing for adults.  On Wednesday, July 16, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., Ellen Dean, Curator of the UC Davis Center for Plant Diversity, will give a "hands-on" presentation on Kitchen Botany.

Are tomatoes a fruit, vegetable, botanical berry or a culinary vegetable?  Are avocados, bell peppers, eggplants, squash, sweet peppers, tomatillos, vanilla and zucchini fruits or vegetables?  Find out the answers to these questions while learning to identity the structure and classification of common supermarket fruits and vegetables.

“There’s a botanical world waiting to be explored,” said Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong.  “Come to the Davis Branch Library and learn the difference between tubers, legumes, roots, grains, nuts, bulbs, stems and leafy vegetables.”