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Master Food Preservers: Plant a grape arbor and preserve your bounty

Michael Pizza UCCE Master Gardener & Master Food Preserver of El Dorado County Grapes truly are an incredible fruit. Not only are they easy to grow, they can also provide a very low-cost and refreshing shade structure in a short amount of time. Grapes have been popular in El Dorado County since the California Gold […]

No Comment / September 01, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Capital Stage presents ‘How to Use a Knife’

Photo by Charr Crail

Misty Day Capital Stage Capital Stage is launching its 12th season, Love + War, with the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of “How to Use a Knife” by Will Snider, running Aug. 31 through Oct. 2. The play is set in the chaotic hustle and bustle of a Wall Street restaurant kitchen where Chef George is […]

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

Master Food Preservers: What happens in the kitchen stays in the kitchen

One of the first unofficial lessons UCCE Master Food Preservers learn is there are few failures, just product redefinitions. Jams and jellies that refuse to set are relabeled syrup; if they set too hard they become candy. If a jar doesn’t seal, it goes in the fridge. However, there are strict processing rules as defined […]

Comments Off / August 11, 2016 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

A midsummer’s laugh riot as IT presents Shakespeare spoof

Romeo

What: “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged” Who: Imagination Theater Where: El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville When: Aug. 12-28, Thursdays and Fridays beginning at 7 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinées Saturdays and Sundays Cost: Tickets are $13 to $17 per person, with an opening weekend special of all tickets being two for $25 Information: imaginationtheater.net or (800) 838-3006 […]

Comments Off / August 08, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Barden to represent U.S. in Sweden

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Oak Ridge High student Sophia Barden, 15, recently won three first place national trophies at the 58th Annual U.S. National Baton Twirling Championships in Mobile, Ala. held July 10-16. Barden’s performance in the medal round earned her a spot on the U.S. national team’s roster, which will compete at the world championships in Helsingborg, Sweden, August […]

Comments Off / August 01, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Master Food Preservers: Safely preserving vegetables at home

Summer Brasuel UCCE Master Food Preserver of El Dorado County There are two ways to safely preserve vegetables at home — pickling and pressure canning. Because vegetables are naturally low in acid they cannot be canned using a boiling water bath or steam canner unless they are acidified. Pickling your vegetables fulfills this requirement. If […]

Comments Off / July 17, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sacramento Self-Help Housing presents Let Them Eat Cake

Let Them Eat Cake contest entrants are judged in a number of different categories including Best Tasting, Most Creative and Most Beautiful. Photo courtesy Sacramento Self-Help Housing

Sacramento Self-Help Housing, a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of homelessness in our region, is proud to announce the 14th annual Let Them Eat Cake event in celebration of Bastille Day, July 14, at The Grand Ballroom, 1215 J St. in Sacramento, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Presented by the Sacramento County Board of […]

Comments Off / June 30, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »



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