Food & Wine

Time to celebrate citrus at Auburn's Mountain Mandarin Festival

The 19th annual Mountain Mandarin Festival is quickly approaching. Don’t miss what the new 2012 crop has to offer on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Gold County Fairground ...

The Saturday Skinny: Forget the weight loss ads and focus on yourself to make positive lifestyle changes

I’m sure you’ve received an e-mail or seen an advertisement claiming you can lose inches and pounds with little or no effort. The old saying, “If it sounds too go ...

The Saturday Skinny: Weight loss isn't easy, but small changes can make a big difference

This online column started as a way for me to share my story and hope it would inspire others. It has not only done that, but it’s taught me a valuable lesson: Practice what ...

The Saturday Skinny: Being prepared is a good motto for losing weight

In this week's installment we're going to look at a word many fear: preparation. Having a healthy eating plan is great in theory, but if there isn't a way to stick to ...

The Saturday Skinny: If you believe in yourself, weight loss will follow

Sometimes the simplest changes can have the biggest impact on your waistline. In our culture of instant gratification, it’s no wonder the weight loss industry is a multi-billion ...

The Saturday Skinny: Technology has its place in weight loss plan

There are a few tools I have found extremely helpful in my quest to lose weight and many of them are free. When I started this journey back in December 2010, I weighed in at 303 po ...

The Saturday Skinny: Weight loss for one can mean loss for others

When I really knuckled down and got serious about losing weight in October 2011 (after having only lost 20 pounds the previous 10 months), something shifted in the household. I ha ...

Winemakers face off in Barbera Throwdown

Only one winemaker will emerge from the ring Saturday night with the right to call himself “Barbera King.” Winemakers Mike Duarte of Popie Wines, David Brockman of Cris ...

Neft, Kenny still keeping it ‘Real’

Joanne Neft and Laura Kenny love the farmers market. The weekly markets, in Auburn and throughout Placer County, have become community gathering places where families and farmers m ...

Local vintners open shared wine tasting room

The High Hand fruit shed loading dock is seeing fruit movement again, but now it’s grapes turned into wine. In October, three local vintners – Ciotti Cellars, Cristaldi Vineya ...