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Edible gift recipes

Cranberry chutney  Yields about six half-pints 3 cups fresh or frozen cranberries 1 1/4 cups chopped onions 1 1/4 cups candied pineapple 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger 1 teaspoon orange zest 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice 1 cup red wine vinegar 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 1 cup golden […]

No Comment / December 06, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Jam another present under the tree

The holidays just got brighter with the brilliant idea of putting up jars of your family-favorite conserves and chutneys, presenting them as gifts that will be a delightful sight under the tree. El Dorado County Master Food Preservers love teaching others about the wonders of canning; they presented a holiday-themed lesson in November in El Dorado Hills. Democrat photo by Jackie Penn

There’s very little more thoughtful than a festively colored jar of homemade jam, jelly or conserve — even chutney — to show you care about the gift you are presenting during the holidays. But let’s keep it clean. That was the message delivered by two El Dorado County Master Food Preservers who shared their knowledge […]

No Comment / December 06, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Armed suspect shot by SWAT after 20-hour standoff

A 37-year-old Cameron Park man shot in the abdomen by a SWAT team member on Nov. 18, concluding an armed standoff that began nearly 20 hours earlier, remains in the El Dorado County Jail. Dylan Robert Johnson was shot by an as yet unnamed Special Weapons and Tactics officer, one of many who responded to […]

No Comment / November 30, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

 Green Valley presents ‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas’

Kelsey Harmon has been performing in Green Valley Church’s Christmas plays since she was 8 years old and now, at 25, the effervescent and enthusiastic young woman is portraying her favorite character yet in “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” running Dec. 2-18. It’s a part that requires a wig in the weirdest shade of red, […]

No Comment / November 30, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘A Christmas Story’ brings charm to Imagination Theater for the holidays

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You’ll see the kid who sticks his tongue to the frozen flag pole and you’ll love it when Ralphie daydreams up a drama where he is the hero with his Red Ryder BB gun. Santa Claus and the department store elves are ready to listen to your Christmas wishes and give you a little extra […]

No Comment / November 21, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

For artist Linda Heath Clark, it’s all in the details

Linda Heath Clark holds a scratchboard painting titled, "Shadows and Hues," in her home studio in Shingle Springs. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The poet said only God can make a tree, but that’s because Joyce Kilmer hadn’t seen Shingle Springs artist Linda Heath Clark go to work on a scratchboard. Watching as Clark, 62, showed the various stages of one of her forest creations, taking the dark background and transforming it into an autumn forest of exploding […]

Comments Off / September 28, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Couple still enjoys joshing after 75 years of marriage

Robert and Marcella Reed weren’t really expecting any visitors to their comfortable duplex at Ponte Palmero in Cameron Park recently. After all, they had already celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on Aug. 2 with a big party at the senior retirement complex. So when Cameron Park Life walked in and remarked about the couple having […]

Comments Off / September 06, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »