When it comes to throwing a fantastic 4th of July barbecue, you really can’t beat the buffet. It’s easy to set up, easy to orchestrate, and best of all, you can keep snacking for the rest of the evening. Unfortunately, even with this master strategy for barbecue excellence, it can still be hard to juggle […]
Here in Sonoma County we are blessed with an abundance of apples. Try using out local celebrity apple, the Gravenstein! If you don’t have Gravensteins available, Braeburn and Golden Delicious make great pie apples.
Watermelon is commonly thought of as the quintessential American summer fruit. However, watermelon is native to southern Africa, where it grows in the wild. The watermelon has been around for a long time. The ancient Egyptians were cultivating the fruit in the Nile River Valley as early as 2,000 BCE. Paintings of watermelons have even […]
This July 4th will mark the 240th anniversary of the United States of America. Many Americans commemorate Independence Day with parades, festive firework displays, and gatherings of family and friends. It almost goes without saying that no Independence Day picnic or barbecue would be complete without a fresh, juicy, refreshing watermelon. Though much of the […]
June is zipping right by and our band of cheesemongers are busily looking ahead to the next big excuse to eat, drink and be merry. No, no, not tonight, but on the 4th of July! So we put our curd-crazed heads together to suss out what the heat of summer says to us, culinarily-speaking. […]