From the ground up: Fall fruit chutneys

Making homemade chutney, like other lost kitchen arts is experiencing a revival. Chutneys are essentially fruit pickles, that often include vegetables and spices as well, and they are used as a condiment. A staple in India, there chutneys are typically cooked long and slow. The fruit cooks down to a dark, dense, mass. In English […]

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Garden Doctor: How can I save my persimmons?

Question: My Fuyu persimmon has a decent crop of fruit on it, but they are dropping prematurely. Is there anything I can do to prevent this? Persimmons are good shade trees and your Fuyu persimmon is a good choice for our Sacramento Valley. Persimmons prefer full sun and tolerate many soil types but require good […]

Deadline nears for ‘Davis Children’s Nutcracker’ applications

Calling all prospective dancing cats, tumbling clowns, mischievous mice and sparkling snowflakes — it’s time to apply for the 35th annual “Davis Children’s Nutcracker.” All children ages 6 through 12 are invited to apply to participate in this lively and enchanting Davis holiday tradition. Applicants must be 6 years old by Nov. 28. The city […]

Future subscribers: Grant ‘Parker’ Waring

Laurel DeLapp Waring and Grant Waring of Benicia are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Grant “Parker” Waring. He was born on May 1, 2011, at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. He weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces. His mother is an advance practice nurse currently staying home. His father is a […]

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Food Co-op hosts Eat Local Fair on Sept. 23

The Davis Food Co-op,  620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host a parking lot party to celebrate local food providers — those within 100 miles of Davis — from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23. Guests will enjoy samples and get to meet the people who produce their food, including Rancho Llano Seco, […]

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Name droppers: Rosenberg appointed to new judicial group

Yolo Superior Court Presiding Judge David Rosenberg was appointed by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye to a new working group to develop rules of parliamentary procedure for Judicial Council meetings. Justice Harry Hull will chair the working group which reports to the Judicial Council’s Rules and Projects Committee. Parliamentary procedure refers to the set of rules and ethics that govern […]

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Future subscribers: Margaret Grace Loscutoff

Vasiliy and Melissa Loscutoff of Davis are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Margaret Grace Loscutoff. She was born on Aug. 23, 2011, at Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento. She weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces. Her father is a pharmacist. Her mother is a homemaker. Her grandparents are Scott and Nancy Agee of […]

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Patterson-Wecker wedding

Karen Patterson and Eric Wecker, both of Davis, were married on Aug. 6, 2011, at North Lake Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. The couple met at Davis High School 14 years ago and started dating again 18 months ago. The bride is the daughter of Betty K. Patterson of Davis and the late Hugh A. […]

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Wineaux: Earth, grapes and guests get fair play in Fair Play

You’ve probably seen Brian Fitzpatrick (of the big white beard) and his fermented products at the Davis Farmers Market. For years I’d admired the display of his wines, but until recently I hadn’t actually tasted any. Now I have — and I’m happy to report that they’re delicious. I’m also happy to report that they’re […]

Rose Club’s meeting Saturday is a stroll through historic garden

The Woodland Library Rose Club will hold its September meeting Saturday morning in the Leake Room of the Woodland Public Library, 250 First St. Members and visitors are invited at 9:30 a.m. for refreshments. The meeting will begin at 9:45 a.m. with a presentation by Judy Eitzen, of the American Rose Society. In keeping with […]

Save the summer harvest for winter

This is a time of abundance for gardeners, a time to reap, to share and to save some of the harvest for the winter and next spring. Among the three most popular ways to preserve the garden’s bounty are two of the most ancient, drying and freezing, and the most recent, canning. Pickling, fermenting and […]

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From field to fork: Ikedas offers a lot of local produce

I recently dropped by Ikedas, the large farm stand off the Mace Boulevard exchange on I-80, a few hundred yards to the north. Apologies for being so site specific. However, some Davisites on the western outskirts of our fair burg might be asking, “Huh? Where?” I’d come for local corn and wasn’t disappointed — four […]

What’s happening for youths

Monday, September 12 Families interested in joining 4H should attend an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 14th St. Information about the three 4H clubs in Davis and the many activities they offer will be provided. For more information, contact Claire Phillips at [email protected] Tuesday, September 13 The Golden Valley 4H club […]

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Girl Scout brings comforts of home to transitional housing program

Livia Morris has always had a social conscience. As a young girl, her mom says, Livia never passed a homeless person without saying hello. “She was never afraid,” Cyllene Morris said. “She would say, ‘Hi,’ and ask me to buy them food.” So it’s no surprise that when it came time to work on her […]

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