AMADOR FOUR FIRES FESTIVAL by: Delayna Fitzgerald Four regions, five chefs, fresh food and a fiery open flame. Put a cork in your calendar for the much anticipated Amador Four Fires Festival on May 6th, because you’ll never experience wine quite like this. With nearly 200 wines from over 40 wineries ranging from your fruitier…




THE LUCK OF THE BLACK-EYED PEA A New Year’s tradition By: Delayna Fitzgerald I was at Sacramento’s farm tank summit eating among some of the most amazing food minds when one of the summit moderators asked me a question I had never thought of before…“What’s your childhood trigger food?” CHILDHOOD TRIGGER FOOD: The main food…




By: Jessica Briese The hunt to find that perfect holiday gift. The stress builds…the anxiety takes over. You’re running out of time and ideas. And then it happens. You give up and grab a random gift card at the checkout while you’re getting groceries. Ugh! So impersonal but it will have to do. Well let’s change…




By: Ashlyn Palermo ‘Tis the season of holiday jingles, ugly sweater parties and most importantly, taste bud arousing sugars and spices. The memories associated with the smells of Christmas drinks, dishes and treats make us all a little reminiscent of family traditions. Incorporating these Christmas flavors into twists on classic recipes could lead to a…




As a human being it almost seems like a given that you’ll produce a certain amount of trash in your lifetime. It kinda comes with the territory. Right? So much so, that you couldn’t even begin imagine it would be possible to swap out your 3ft. garbage can for something as small as a 16…




By: Delayna Fitzgerald It’s Farm-to-Fork celebration season! Tis’ the season to celebrate seasonal, as I like to say. Just don’t try that five times fast. With the Farm-to-Fork Festival coming up on September 24th, Sacramento is hosting a slew of events to celebrate Americas Farm-to-Fork capital. If you consider yourself a Farm-to-Fork foodie, then you…




By: Delayna Fitzgerald From tanks to turtle necks, flip flops to boots and watermelon to Pumpkin. Yes, we’re talking fall! For all you local shoppers and seasonal eaters out there, you know that eating fruits and veggies in their peak harvesting season means you’re eating produce that is super fresh, local, and high quality. You…




A couple of weeks ago I had lunch at Season’s 52 located at Arden Fair Mall. If you’ve never been before, maybe this will motivate you to have lunch or dinner at one of Sacramento’s finest restaurants and enjoy some local flavor. Yes, local flavor at Season’s 52 which has restaurants in 18 states, and…




By: Delayna Fitzgerald Food… Is… Everywhere! So all forks should be created equal right? Even though you can spot a restaurant or grocer on nearly every corner, that doesn’t necessarily mean the food is accessible to everyone. Unfortunately, there are people who suffer from what is being referred to as “Food Insecurity.” So, let’s talk…




A Tasty Alternative by Delayna Fitzgerald When you hear the words “Almond Milk” you probably start to wonder, how exactly does one milk an almond? Are there squirrels sitting on little milking stools, filling small pales by tugging on tiny little almond utters? Not exactly, but the one thing we do know is that cereal…




It’s Sacramento Cocktail Week! by Delayna Fitzgerald Yes! It’s time for Sacramento cocktail week, and no…this is not a drill! This Annual event is designed to celebrate superb spirits, fresh products and local bartenders as they highlight their artisan hand in the art of cocktail creation. Need I even explain why you should be there?…




From Home Brewing to Heretic By Delayna Fitzgerald Ok, so…when you think of home brewing it’s easy to have visions of bathtubs full of fermenting liquid. But what we found instead was a discipline that requires a lot of research, along with a lot of passion. And passion was one of the things that led…




5 Benefits of Buying in Bulk By: Delayna Fitzgerald July 26, 2016 When you hear the words Bulk Shopping what do you think? Maybe gigantic bottles of mayo, weekend trips to Costco or possibly stocking up for the Zombie apocalypse? While these descriptors can be used in certain cases, bulk shopping doesn’t necessarily mean going home with your…