Winter Holidays 2016

DIY: Do It For the Bees

  The BUZZ around PORT COSTA A DIY guide to holiday cooking and crafts that benefit the bees   Photography by Erin Scott A stalwart band of honeybees (Apis mellifera) works the terrain around Port Costa. Peaceful and productive co-inhabitants of this Contra Costa County hamlet on the Carquinez Strait, the bees play a key…

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Dark Heart Chili Sauce

    Joel Devalcourt had been trying to perfect his chili sauce recipe when serendipity led him to a bottle of nut oil. More specifically, it was some La Tourangelle walnut oil that Joel and his wife Yvette found in the pantry of a Berkeley home where they were house sitting. A Santa Cruz native…

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Calicraft Brewery

Calicraft Creativity Bubbles up in Walnut Creek By Derrick Peterman Most brewers find their calling in their early 20s after a few years of home brewing. Calicraft’s Blaine Landberg realized he wanted to become a brewer at age 9. “My Uncle Gary and Aunt Lori always brought beer for Christmas, and I thought it was…

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Gleaning for Good in Hayward

Hayward cooks battle food waste with a memorable community meal “You can talk about food waste intellectually or emotionally, but the most important way is viscerally,” says Hayward cook and community volunteer Marcy Timberman. And that’s why Timberman and her cooking partner Armand Harris prepared a mouthwatering four-course meal for 35 guests using foods that…

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EAST BAY CASSOULET

  Around our house, winter is nesting season, the time to reluctantly close up the grill and bring cooking inside to the stew pot. This is when I dream of cassoulet: the rustic ragout of beans, duck, and sundry pork products that is a culinary hallmark of the Languedoc region of Southern France. Cassoulet may…

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Contents Winter Holidays 2016

RECIPES Fideuà (Catalan noodle paella) Steckrübeneintopf mit dicker rippe  (German rutabaga and short rib stew) Tteok-guk (Korean rice cake soup) Fårikål  (Norwegian lamb and cabbage) Earl’s Honey Cornbread with Honey Butter Caramel Sauce David’s Honey-Walnut Ribs Karina’s Winter Chicories Salad Tamir’s Bees Knees Beekeeper’s Bumblebee Kate’s Propolis Bitters Wendy’s Gilt Beeswax Leaves Dashal’s Body Butter…

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