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Field to Fork: Comparing apples to apples … to mustard

Earlier this month, Diane and I dropped in on the Dane County farmers market in Madison, Wis., shopping for both vegetables and trout. It was our night to cook for the relatives, and of course I wondered how their farmers market stacked up. Well, it’s bigger. Much, much bigger, filling four long blocks that form […]

Try these sack-lunch recipes for grown-ups

Working in Downtown Davis means never being hungry at lunch! Sadly, that also means a big lunch bill at the end of the week — at the most modest, even a sandwich, bag of chips and drink will run you $7. Add to that the “expense” in calories, since it’s awfully easy to decide that […]

Grilling in foil is simple, with easy clean-up

Food Network Kitchens Special to The Enterprise Try a new cookout dish: fun and easy foil packs. How to make a foil packet: Lay a large sheet of heavy-duty foil or a double layer of regular foil on a flat surface. Put the ingredients in the center of the foil. Bring the short ends of […]

Name droppers: Lifetime achievement award for Dunning

Harrison C. “Hap” Dunning has received a lifetime achievement award from The Bay Institute recognizing his 40-plus years of environmental advocacy. The Bay Institute works for the conservation of San Francisco Bay and its watershed. Dunning is professor emeritus of law at UC Davis. Dunning, who helped establish King Hall’s environmental law program, has been a member […]

Don Shor: Eleven heavenly lovelies for August

August is a transitional month in valley gardens. Summer vegetable gardens are reaching the peak of harvest. The flowers you planted in spring may be passing their prime. July heat has taken its toll on parts of the garden. Wholesale growers have their first flats of winter vegetables and cool-season flowers, but it certainly doesn’t […]

Name droppers: Student takes a ‘Gulf Island Journey’

Barbara Shvareva, a junior high school student in Davis, recently attended a program titled “Gulf Island Journey” at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab on Dauphin Island, Ala. The Gulf Island Journey is part of the Discovery Hall Programs, the DISL’s education and outreach department. The program is designed to encourage students’ interest in science, enhance […]

Putting lime back in the light: Citrus fruit wows with steak, guacamole

By Daniel Neman Toledo Blade Pity the poor lime. Its more glamorous cousin, the lemon, gets all the love. It doesn’t have to be this way. The lime, too, can take its rightful place among the citrus fruits. Lemons may taste cleaner and crisper and brighter, but the lime’s flavor is more complex. Lime is […]

From the Ground Up: Here are some summer drinks to remember

By Ann M. Evans and Georgeanne Brennan Special to The Enterprise We often talk of the experience of different meals we’ve had, but in recent months we’ve both been struck by the extraordinary drinks we’ve had and how the memory of the experience can be reconstructed, sip by sip, at home. Each of our collective […]

Percy and Rita Krich celebrate 70 years

Percy and Rita (Shane) Krich of Davis celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on July 23, 2013. Percy Krich married “the girl next door,” Rita Shane, when their families lived next to each other in Los Angeles. Percy’s family had come from Canada, and Rita’s from New York. They married during World War II, when Percy served as […]

Besser-Barrett engagement

James Besser of Davis and Elly Barrett of Austin, Texas, are engaged to be married. Besser and Barrett met while attending UC Berkeley, both members of Athletes in Action, a Christian club on campus. Besser was the prop on the championship Cal rugby team and Barrett was the setter for the championship Cal volleyball team. […]

Name droppers: UCD professor receives German research award

Howard Spero, geology professor and department chair at UC Davis, recently received a Humboldt research award from the German government. Spero studies changes in past climate and ocean circulation. The presentation took place in a March 15 ceremony in Bamberg, Germany. Spero will put his award of 60,000 euros (about $78,000) toward his sabbatical work in Germany in […]

Try these no-fuss summer meals

Californians are very savvy when it comes to gourmet cuisine. It seems nearly everyone is up to date on the latest TV chef challenge, the new “it” restaurants and even the freshest seasonal produce at the farmers market. Cuisine has become the latest spectator sport, but actually cooking like a pro is an entirely different […]

Gourmet meals can be grilled over a fire pit

By Aimee Blume Backyard fire pits have become very popular — and if you have one, there’s no reason not to cook on it. We’re having a blast with ours and just purchased some very large and heavy-duty hot-dog roasting forks. But why stick with hot dogs and marshmallows when it comes to toasting forks? […]

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