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Wine and cheese pairing tips for summer entertaining

May 22, 2018 | 
(StatePoint) Summer is a time for picnics, festive garden gatherings and poolside parties. For hot days and warm evening entertaining, keep things cool by creating a delicious, yet easy-to-prepare spread of wines, cheeses, fresh fruits and nuts.
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Refreshing recipes for a healthier Spring

 Add healthy avocado for fresh, creamy flavor
May 16, 2018 | 
(Family Features) For many, spring is an opportunity to hit refresh on many aspects of life, including what you eat. Rather than instituting a restrictive diet that forces you to cut back on your favorite snacks and dishes, consider making simple changes that can go a long way so you can enjoy the flavors of the season without sacrificing taste or eating less.

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Midtown Farmers Market heats up in May with Summer on the way

Midtown Farmers Market heats up in May with Summer on the way

With summer just around the corner, the Midtown Association (MA) is pleased to announce exciting special activities happening in May at the popular and thriving Midtown Farmers Market. Proudly sponsored by Sutter Health, the Midtown Farmers Market offers up to 90 farmer, grower and vendor booths bursting with fresh fruit, produce, and gourmet or locally made goods each week.  The year-round market takes place on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on 20th Street from J Street to Kayak Alley.*  

 

In addition to the return of the convenient bike valet – perfectly timed for National Bike Month – guests to the Midtown Farmers Market can enjoy the following: 

The Firehouse celebrates moms with special brunch and three-course menus

The Firehouse celebrates moms with special brunch and three-course menus

Known for its memorable fine dining experiences on special occasions and every day, The Firehouse plans to make moms feel extra special on Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 13, 2018 – with specially created three-course brunch menus.

 

Friends of Sutter’s Fort to present deliciously delightful “Tour by Chocolate” evening event

Friends of Sutter’s Fort to present  deliciously delightful “Tour by Chocolate”  evening event

In partnership with California State Parks and Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, Friends of Sutter’s Fort is excited to present a delicious and all-new “Tour by Chocolate” event on Saturday evening, May 12, 2018 at 6 p.m.  Fort visitors who participate in this inaugural walking tour will learn about the fascinating history of Sutter’s Fort and its interesting connections to chocolate, such as how it was used for medicinal purposes, the role it played in the Donner Party rescue, and more.

 

6 easy Spring seafood dinners

 

 April 18, 2018 |  
(Family Features) Sheet pan and one-pot dinners can be perfect in a pinch, so it’s no wonder they’ve become a go-to for busy families. Cleanup is typically a breeze with just one pan, and it’s a quick way to get vegetables and protein all in one step. Combine your key ingredients with rich spices, herbs and sauces to create a flavorful meal in no time.
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Sip & celebrate...The Firehouse offers a special champagne & sparkling wine tasting

Sip & celebrate...The Firehouse offers a special champagne & sparkling wine tasting

Known for its memorable fine dining experiences on special occasions and every day, The Firehouse is offering a special Champagne and Sparkling Wine Tasting on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. 

 

Featuring wines hand-selected by Mario Ortiz (The Firehouse’s General Manager and Wine Director), the tasting will include Taittinger’s Champagne La Francaise and a small selection of Domaine Carneros Winery’s Brut and Rosé sparkling wines. Guests (age 21 and over) can mingle under the beautiful canopy of trees in Sacramento’s favorite outdoor courtyard while enjoying their wine with passed hors d’oeuvres.