Chocolate Banana Bread

Our favorite quarantine recipe, this quick and easy bread is a chocolate lover’s dream.

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1 c all purpose flour

1/2 c unsweetened cocoa powder

1 t baking soda

1/2 t sea salt

1 1/2 c mashed ripe… Continue reading


What are the varietals behind the mask? This limited edition label blend from Paza Winery in Auburn features deep colors, full bodied flavors, and aromas of blueberry, chocolate, plums, and black pepper with restrained tannins. Perfect for Father’s Day 2020.


A shortage of pasta led us to search out a new supplier. We are pleased to introduce Felicetti Organic Pasta

made with organic ingredients and pure high altitude spring water in the Dolomite Mountains of northern Italy. Best of all,… Continue reading


Montana’s best selling brew, Moose Drool combines the best of British and American brown ales. Chocolatey brown with a creamy texture, Moose Drool is brewed with four different malts and 3 hops producing a pleasant, balanced bitterness with subtle notes… Continue reading


Get a happy stomach with Local Culture, Grass Valley, “Farm to Fermented” foods, featuring organic krauts made with ingredients from locally sourced agriculture. Loaded with cultured macrobiotics, these krauts will make both your belly and palate smile. Try Turmeric Ginger… Continue reading

In Queso You Like Cheese

On green hillsides in Northern California, herds of cows and goats merrily munch their way through March. The green grass and clover are just what they need to produce rich, premium quality milk which artisan producers then turn into world… Continue reading

“Boxty” (Irish Potato Pancakes)

Boxty translates to “poorhouse bread”, a simple peasant dish but incredibly easy to make and delicious for breakfast or as a supper side dish.

1 cup raw, grated potatoes
1 cup leftover mashed potatoes
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp… Continue reading

What’s in Your Coffee Cup?

If you’re like millions of other coffee drinkers, you probably think you can’t get through the day without your morning caffeine fix. What’s in that cup of coffee that is so enticing? A seductive aroma, a safisfying first sip, a… Continue reading

Green Garlic Pesto

Why wait for the summer season’s fresh garlic crop to enjoy that satisfying garlic tang?  Before the bulbs form, the tender, mild green leaves can be added like green onions to salads and other dishes. Try this fresh green… Continue reading