Even a small selection of bulbs ready to be forced, make great gifts at the holidays, for friends, for hostesses, for something to look forward to in early 2014! A few dry bulbs, some decorative rocks or marbles, a sweet perhaps gently used container or vase, tied up with a bow and there you have [...]
In Decembers past I baked and wrapped and entertained like a crazy woman. For most of my adult decades, December was the month of sleep-deprivation and financial over-extension and total stress. No more. Now, my goal is to be judicious about where I put my energy, money and time. As a foodie, I will attend Tops Holiday Open House [...]
Join Slow Food Shasta Cascade celebrating local food on Tuesday December 10 (Terra Madre Day!) at Enjoy the Store, 6pm. Sample food and meet some of our local farmers and producers. This short video is about Slow Food’s Terra Madre held in Italy every 2 years. Find out about Slow Food’s Ark of Taste. Saving [...]
Up on North Market Street just at the western foot of Sulphur Creek Hill stands a now-empty building. For years it housed El Papagayo, then another restaurant that escapes Femme de Joie’s memory just now, followed by Catanio’s. M. de Joie only visited Catanio’s once; she remembers it fondly as an upscale Italian restaurant that [...]
It is the eve of December. The first frosts arrived on the valley floor only recently, but multiple hard frosts that will knock our tender plants down is in the forecast for the coming week. The air is crisp, the deciduous trees and shrubs are on the last run of their circle through the seasons [...]
Memorial services for Donald Domke will be held at 11 a.m. on Fri., Dec. 20 at the Veteran’s Cemetery in Igo. A reception will follow at 1 p.m. at the Riverview Country Club.
In lieu of flowers memorial gifts can be made to Mercy Foundation North, Cardiac Services, 2400 Washington Ave., Redding, CA, 96001, or “Plant a Tree Program” at Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr, Redding, CA 96003.
I’ve been waiting (impatiently I must say) to finally get a chance to visit Fall River Brewery’s new taproom. Located in the Cypress Square shopping center, the taproom has a clean urban feel, with low and high top tables, as well as a long L shaped bar. Enlarged photos of the brewing process adorn the [...]
Today we chat with Baran Galocy of Redding. He’s a licensed electrical contractor who worked in the solar industry for many years. His work last year on a computer-controlled LED grow light morphed into two parallel concept companies, CompuGrow and CompuMilieu (say “mew”). Q: Baran, many people know you as the solar guy around the [...]
Ready or not, tomorrow is Thanksgiving. Before I write another word, I have an important message for you: Do NOT use the self-cleaning feature on your oven before Thanksgiving. Trust me on this one. Don’t use that self-cleaning feature, even if you’re having company, and you’re mortified to let anyone see the splattered condition of the inside of [...]