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First Impression: Healdsburg SHED

First Impression: Healdsburg SHED

What would a wine country locavore’s paradise look like? Stephanie Rosenbaum talks to Cindy Daniel, owner of Healdsburg’s new SHED, a 21st-century grange, store, and sustainable-living center.

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Madrona Manor’s Organic Kitchen Garden

Madrona Manor’s Organic Kitchen Garden

| June 19, 2012 | 1 Comment

Tucked away along the hillside of Dry Creek Valley, in the sleepy little town of Healdsburg, is a century-old mansion called Madrona Manor. Built in 1881, this nationally-registered Victorian estate was once just a weekend getaway for a very well-to-do banker. Today, it’s an inn with a one star Michelin-rated restaurant. The grounds at Madrona Manor–as one would expect–are immaculate. It is a mansion after all. Tulips, roses, annuals and perennials, leave the eight-acre estate billowing with floral delights. But my favorite part is the property’s organic kitchen garden.

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The girl & the fig’s Lavender Mojito

The girl & the fig’s Lavender Mojito

| June 11, 2012 | 2 Comments

A culinary staple of Sonoma County is Sondra Bernstein’s the girl & the fig, which is why it was my pleasure to spend the day farming, cooking and eating with the self-proclaimed “fig girl” herself. This lovely and fresh Lavender Mojito is just one of the many cocktails we made using biodynamically farmed ingredients from their plot at Imagery Estate Winery, located in Glen Ellen.

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Best first date spots in San Francisco, Marin, and Sonoma counties

Best first date spots in San Francisco, Marin, and Sonoma counties

| June 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Where’s the best place to take a first date? We round up ten varied, vetted spots to ensure your first dinner a deux is unforgettable.

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Stanley Morris talks about French Blue restaurant, Teatro ZinZanni and hospitality

Stanley Morris talks about French Blue restaurant, Teatro ZinZanni and hospitality

| April 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Hospitality expert Stanley Morris talks about his new French Blue wine country restaurant project and shares insights into Teatro ZinZanni and why the Bay Area is so great.

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Ad Hoc:  Temporary Relief From Fragapane Phobia

Ad Hoc: Temporary Relief From Fragapane Phobia

| April 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

Ad Hoc has kept going, much longer than Keller anticipated it would. It turned out to be fun, a winning concept — unique, exciting, and relatively affordable — so it was not swiftly reconfigured as a burger joint or another Keller-ific experiment. It was allowed to simply continue, to breathe and evolve. It’s a privilege to do the same.

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