Food + Dining

A Hull Lotta Nuts

North State Hulling… For decades, Northern California has been known for growing almonds, the meaty, portable snack chock-full of protein and heart-healthy fats. In 1968, North State Hulling formed toRead More
Food + Dining

Peanut Butter Cup Crispy Rice Treats

March 2021 Recipe… Chocolate and peanut butter are one of the most satisfying sweet-and-salty flavor combos, and when you add it to crispy rice treats you’ve got an irresistible snack.Read More
Food + Dining

It’s Cheesy

Take Your Grilled Cheese To A Whole New Level… The second recipe I ever “invented” was my Super-Duper Crunchy Grilled Cheese Sammish – and more than a half century later,Read More
Community, Food + Dining

Seeds To Live By

Stewarding Well With Homeward Bounty Farms….. The seeds of farmer Kate O’Brien-Mann’s journey back to Siskiyou County were planted in her youth. “Probably like a lot of teenagers, I neverRead More
Food + Dining

Sweet Nothings

Chocolate Fondue For Two….. It’s kitschy. It’s retro. It’s romantic. It’s delicious. And it’s so simple to prepare that it barely requires a recipe. We’re talking about chocolate fondue andRead More
Food + Dining

Leave It To Beaver

Golden Beaver Distillery in Chico… Chico’s Kris Koenig was one of millions of people worldwide who had their air travel schedules abruptly altered in 2010 by the volcano eruptions inRead More
Food + Dining

Berry Delicious

DIY Strawberry Vinaigrette… This month, four out of every 10 Americans will make at least one New Year’s resolution. Losing weight, eating healthier and saving money are traditionally near theRead More
Community, Food + Dining, Life + Leisure

Safe & Tea

Dr. Richard Wickenheiser, Tehama County Health Officer… Hard to imagine, but there was a time when a county health officer could live and work in relative obscurity. “As long asRead More
Community, Food + Dining

Change Can Be Good

Molly Glenn’s Healthy Living Cookbook… Sometimes, it’s the little things. Just ask Molly and Carolyn Glenn, who have managed to become healthier and lose weight by making a few substitutionsRead More
Arts + Entertainment, Food + Dining, Life + Leisure, Recreation + Outdoors

Keep Moving Forward

Staying Active During COVID-19… It doesn’t take an infectious disease expert to determine that life during a pandemic is pretty darn challenging. But even while protecting your health and thatRead More
Food + Dining, Life + Leisure

Bee Good

Olivarez Bee Company in Orland… There’s good news in the North State for anyone who has been concerned about declining bee populations. The Glenn County town of Orland, home toRead More
Community, Food + Dining

Baby It’s Cold Outside

Grab a Warm Drink From a Local Coffeehouse… A winter ensemble just isn’t complete without a cup of something warm to drink. Jackets, scarves and mittens will stave off aRead More
Food + Dining

Visions of Vanilla

Homemade Vanilla Extract for Holiday Baking and Gifting… It calls for only two ingredients, five minutes of prep time and a jar. No need for an oven, stovetop or foodRead More
Food + Dining

K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Santa

K.I.S.S. – Keep Your Holiday Appetizers Easy… The holiday season can be stressful enough in normal circumstances, but in 2020, the season arrives with unique challenges that can frustrate evenRead More
Community, Food + Dining, Life + Leisure

Fall Bounty

Harvest Restaurant and Lodge in McCloud CA… OPENING A restaurant during a pandemic might seem counterintuitive, but the new owners at Harvest in McCloud are bucking the trend. “We openedRead More
Food + Dining

Unturkey

A very vegan Thanksgiving… Ever tried going vegetarian? There are plenty of reasons to quit meat and pile on the veggies – like health and clean conscience – but motivatorsRead More
Food + Dining

Fresh Bruschetta

Fresh Garlic Ricotta Bruschetta… Discover something fresh with this recipe for Fresh Garlic Ricotta Bruschetta! BRUSCHETTA INGREDIENTS:1 cup diced fresh tomatoes4 cloves garlic2 T Wild Grove ascolano extraVirgin olive oil,Read More
Food + Dining

Olive You

Beyond the Olive Grove… Fans of quirky roadside attractions have enjoyed taking pictures at what’s fondly referred to as the Giant Olive at South Avenue and Hall Road in CorningRead More
Food + Dining

S’Mores Skillet Cookie

What’s cookin’ – s’mores skillet cookie… Long summer days may be coming to an end but that doesn’t mean our favorite summer flavors have to. You don’t need a campfireRead More
Food + Dining

Taco Bean Salad

What’s Cokkin’? Aunt Daphen’s Taco Bean Salad… Family get-togethers mean games, laughter, storytelling and of course, food. During a trip to Missouri to visit my aunt, she pulled out herRead More