Ingredients: 12 pounds of boneless lamb shoulder roast from Sinclair Family Farm 4 teaspoons Greek seasoning 1/2cup thinly sliced onion (1 medium) 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/3 cup light mayonnaise 2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard 1 large clove garlic, minced 8x 7" flour tortillas 2 cups shredded fresh spinach 1 1/2 cups chopped cucumber (about 1 medium) 1/2 cup chopped tomato (1 medium) 1/3 cup crumbled reduced-fat…
Ingredients: 4 oz. soft goat cheese (in our Deli) 1 tbsp. minced shallots 1-1/2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme 1 refrigerated pie crust 2 medium heirloom tomatoes, thinly sliced* 1-1/2 tsp. olive oil 2 tbsp. grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (in our Deli) Directions: Prep: 15 minutes, Cook: 35 minutes, Serves: 4 main or 6 to 8 appetizer…
By: Delayna Fitzgerald 6 fool proof tips for picking out a watermelon Fresh juicy favorite,  watermelon, has made its official summer season return.  Eat Farm-to-Fork wants to help you do it right this time, because there is no greater disappointment than getting home and finally slicing open what turns out to be pale and tasteless watermelon.…
Ingredients: 1½ lbs. Raley's Beef tri tip, sirloin or London broil California Raised, USDA Choice 1 firm but ripe avocado, pitted and quartered 2 tbsp. McCormick Perfect Pinch Mexican Seasoning 1 tsp. garlic salt 2 ears corn (we like the new Amaize corn), husked 3 tbsp. Mezzetta Roasted Pepper and Chipotle Sandwich Spread (find it…
Saint John’s Capital Campaign By: Delayna Fitzgerald Nonprofit powerhouse Saint John’s Program for Real Change is showing the Sacramento community what it means to truly make a positive impact on the lives of women and children in need. The 31 year-old nonprofit began as a typical overnight shelter offering a roof and a meal but…
Ingredients: 4 pita bread rounds, divided 1 (4.4- oz.) container Boursin Cheese (in our Deli) 6 thick slices tomato, halved 6 thin slices sweet onion Sea salt and pepper freshly ground 2 tbsp. basil snipped   Directions: Prep: 5 minutes, Cook: about 4 minutes, Serves: 4 1. Make a 3-inch slit in one edge of…
Ingredients: 3 cups cubed watermelon 1 (6-oz.) container fresh blueberries (1-1/4 cups) 1/4 cup sugar 3 tbsp. cider vinegar 1/2 tsp. sea salt 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper 3 lbs. Raley’s fresh chicken drumsticks or thighs   Directions: Prep: 15 minutes, Cook: about 45 minutes, Serves: 6 1. Puree watermelon and blueberries in a…
Ingredients: 1/3 cup sugar 3 tbsp. kirsch (cherry liqueur) 1½ tbsp. cornstarch 3/4 tsp. almond extract 2 cups fresh cherries, pitted 1 (14.1- oz.) box refrigerated pie crust dough Directions: Prep: 30 minutes, Cook: about 30 minutes, Makes: 14 small desserts 1. Preheat oven to 425°F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Stir…

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…

Ingredients: 1/4 cup mango chutney 1 tbsp. unseasoned rice wine vinegar 1 tbsp. vegetable oil 1 tsp. Dijon mustard 8 cups baby spinach 1 cup bean sprouts 1/4 cup diced red onion Directions: Blend together 1/4 cup mango chutney, 1 tbsp. unseasoned rice wine vinegar, 1 tbsp. vegetable oil and 1 tsp. Dijon mustard in…
Ingredients: 2 pounds beef brisket ("first cut" or "flat cut") ¼ teaspoon pepper ¼ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided 2 medium carrots, medium dice 2 stalks celery, medium dice 1 small onion, medium dice 3 garlic cloves, minced 1½ cups beef stock 3 tablespoons red wine 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 2 whole bay…
By: Delayna Fitzgerald Does your diet need some spring cleaning? Well luckily for you, March 20th marked the first day of Spring! I know... finally, right?  A proper thank you is due to our dear friend, Winter. You brought us citrus, squash, and of course sweaters. However, It's about time for a change of scenery,…
Ingredients 1¾ cups all-purpose flour 1½ cups beer 1 egg 1 egg white 1 tsp. baking powder 4 cups vegetable oil 16 asparagus spears Salt, white pepper and cayenne pepper, to taste Directions Prep: 10 minutes, Cook: about 5 minutes, Serves: 6 1. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, beer, egg, egg white and baking powder.…
Ingredients 1/2 cup butter or margarine softened 1 (8- oz.) package cream cheese softened 1¼ cups sugar 2 Large eggs 1½ cups ripe bananas (about 4 medium) mashed 1 tsp. vanilla extract 2¼ cups flour 1½ tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1¼ cups finely chopped pecans 1/4 cup brown sugar packed 4 tsp.…
Ingredients 1 cup balsamic vinegar 4 tbsp. sugar, divided 2-1/3 cups Bisquick 1/2 cup milk 3 tbsp unsalted butter 1 tsp. lemon zest 1 tsp. orange zest 1 cup fresh raspberries 1 cup fresh blueberries 1 cup fresh strawberries 1 cup fresh blackberries Whipped cream Directions: Prep: 20 minutes, Cook: 35 minutes, Serves: 6 1.…
Ingredients: 1 cup pomegranate juice 1/2 cup honey 6 quarter-size slices fresh ginger 2 lemons, sliced 4 (6- oz.) salmon fillets Sea salt to taste freshly ground pepper to taste Arugula leaves Mache leaves (arugula substitute) Watercress leaves (arugula substitute) Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 30 minutes Serves: 4  Directions: 1. Combine pomegranate juice, honey, ginger and…

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…

HOT APPLE CIDER: 1 gal - Apple Cider `Apple Hill Placerville` 3-4 - Apples `Apple Hill Placerville` 1 - Orange `home grown`  1/4c -Whole Cloves `Raley's` 3- 5 Cinnamon sticks`Raley's` 15- 20 Soft Caramels`Raley's` Caramel Vodka (optional) `Gold River Distillery`  Pour apple cider, cloves + orange, sliced apples, cinnamon sticks and soft caramels into a…

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…

Ingredients 1 lb. Brussels sprouts, cleaned and cut in half 1 small kabocha squash, peeled and cut into 2-inch cubes 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 tbsp. coconut oil Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup fresh pomegranate seeds (arils) 2 tbsp. chopped parsley Directions Prep: 15 minutes, Cook: 40 minutes, Serves: 8 1. Preheat oven…

By: Delayna Fitzgerald There’s bound to be a slew of family discussions and debate at the dinner table this thanksgiving since 2016 has been quite a whirlwind. Worry not! Here are some Hacks to make this year’s Thursday for being thankful (and all the impending discussions and debates) a little bit easier to swallow. 1.…
Best of Sacramento: The Freshest party in Town The city of Sacramento is getting together for what is being deemed “the party of the year”. And for the first time in 16 years this party is held on a Saturday! Oh yeah! On November 12th you can join in on the fun with a blend…
9 Benefits of Cooking with Cast Iron +SEASONING GUIDE By: Delayna Fitzgerald   Cast-iron skillets are a kitchen staple in the food community, especially for home cooks. If you’re new to the world of cast iron, I doubt you go back after reading these awesome benefits. And for all you cast iron veterans out there…
  Pumpkin Hummus 8 oz.  Chick Peas 1 Cup.  Pumpkin Puree 2 tbsp.   Lemon Juice (about 1 large lemon) 1 tbsp. Olive oil 2 tbsp. Tahini 2 cloves. Garlic 1 tsp. Cumin ½ tsp. Paprika 1 tsp. Salt   Add all ingredients to blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Transfer to carved…