New cookbook by Brennan and Evans available for free online

A free copy of the new cookbook by Georgeanne Brennan and Ann Evans — featuring recipes that were developed in the Davis school district’s kitchens in cooperation with Rafaelita Curva and the district’s nutrition staff — is available on the Center for EcoLiteracy’s website. “Cooking with California Food in K-12 Schools” is a 153-page, illustrated […]

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver finds a nutrition hero in Davis

Rafaelita “RC” Curva has the sort of reputation that draws people from all over California and even around the country, seeking her advice and expertise on how to improve their school lunch programs. As director of the Davis school district’s student nutrition services for the past decade, Curva has played an integral role in the creation of tasty school lunches […]

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Kids, learn to cook at summer camp

Kids can learn how to make yummy, healthy meals and snacks like pea salad, fresh bread, homemade ravioli and strawberry sandwiches in a newly added extra session of Creative Kids Cooking Camp at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. The camp is for children ages 7-12 and takes place from 9 to 11:45 a.m. […]

Try this tasty albondigas recipe

Here is a sample recipe — scaled for a family to try at home — from the recently published “Cooking with California Food in K-12 Schools” by Georgeanne Brennan and Ann M. Evans. Albondigas Serves 6–8 This is a classic version of the popular Mexican soup. The meatballs provide protein, while rice adds whole grains to […]

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Where is this?

Nearly a dozen Davis Enterprise readers correctly identified the subject and location of this mystery photo — the eye of a dolphin in the “Tidal Play” sculpture outside Manor Pool in Slide Hill Park, commissioned by Davis Enterprise columnist Marion Franck and her family in honor of her mother, Rosina Nan Franck. Judy Drexler and […]

Point of brew: Raw milk, raw beer — different things!

In 1989, Jack McAuliffe, truly the first craft brewer of the modern era with his New Albion Brewing Company in Sonoma, gave me a copy of “Studies on Fermentation” by Faulkner and Robb. The book is dated 1879. What makes the book interesting is that it is the first translation into English of Louis Pasteur’s […]

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Flower power

UC Davis art student Rebecca Portney’s garden art show has the theme “From Landfill to Landscape.” She created giant rust-hued flowers that dot the landscape east of Mrak Hall using trash and scrap steel from the campus landfill. The flowers will be on view through Aug. 19. They are part of the UCD Arboretum’s GATEways […]

‘Garden goddesses’ share their knowledge at Winters talk

Spring Warren transformed her yard in a typical Davis neighborhood into her own micro-farm. Kami McBride learned to grow and harvest her own plants and herbs to keep her family healthy. What do they have in common? Both were dissatisfied with how things are and embarked on a path to find another option. And, both […]

Old pub receives some Wunderful improvements

In February, the G Street Pub closed its doors. The local bar operated in a building near the corner of Third and G streets downtown that has housed many local businesses over the past few decades. After a change of ownership, however, the future of the aging building was unclear. In April, Chris Armanini, a […]

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Name droppers: Med student earns LGBT recognition

Siddarth Puri, a second-year student at the UC Davis School of Medicine, has been named a Point Foundation Scholar. He was one of 34 students nationwide with exemplary academic records and leadership in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community to be awarded a scholarship this year out of nearly 2,000 applicants. The Point Foundation […]

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Plants from Down Under showcased on tour

A guided tour of plants from Down Under for Central Valley gardens is planned Saturday at the UC Davis Arboretum. The tour will begin at 10 a.m. at the east end of the Arboretum at the edge of the parking lot behind Borders Books & Music, 500 First St. California and Western Australia have similar climate […]

Pion receives Alumni Achievement Award from UCD veterinary school

Paul D. Pion, DVM, DACVIM, has received the 2011 Alumni Achievement Award from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Pion, president and co-founder of Veterinary Information Network Inc. and a resident of Davis, received the school’s highest honor for his role in the discovery of taurine insufficiency, which causes feline dilated cardiomyopathy, and for […]

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Loyal customers drive Farmers Market success

Shopping tips Shop early to avoid the crowds. Taste things when sellers offer tastes to determine what you like best. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Farmers are extremely knowledgeable and happy to share their insights. Cook a meal from the farmers market. * Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series that […]

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Name droppers: Rosenberg chairs court committee

Yolo Superior Court Presiding Judge Dave Rosenberg has been appointed chair of the Trial Court Presiding Judge Advisory Committee by Tani Cantil-Sakauye, chief justice of the California Supreme Court. Rosenberg serves as one of the three vice chairs of the committee. The committee is made up of all 58 California Superior Court presiding judges. Its duties include monitoring and […]

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