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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 […]

December 14, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Jam another present under the tree

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 […]

December 14, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Want to become a Master Food Preserver?

Laura Crowley Master Food Preserver of El Dorado County The University of California Cooperative Extension invites adults interested in helping others learn about safe home food preservation to apply to train to become a certified UCCE Master Food Preserver volunteer. Master Food Preserver volunteers learn university-based, scientific information and then share that knowledge with the […]

Grow for It! Caring for clematis

Sue McDavid UCCE / El Dorado County Master Gardener If ever there was a queen of climbers, clematis would be that queen. This fabulous vining plant can be trained to climb trellises, fences or arches over doorways. It has incredible flowers ranging in size from huge to more profuse and smaller ones in various colors. […]

December 07, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet Theatre presents ‘The Nutcracker’

Linda Brida Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet Theatre “The Nutcracker” is a festive family favorite that has delighted and enthralled audiences for generations and El Dorado Hills’ own Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet Theatre is bringing it back to the Harris Center for the Arts with six shows Dec. 15 to 18. Performances will be especially magical […]

December 07, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Enjoy traditions of the season, with nary a smartphone in sight

For an opportunity to celebrate the wonders of the season like it’s 1899, look just down the hill to the Folsom Historic District. True, the dirt streets are now paved. There are a few nods to technology. Yet, it is still possible to take the family out to experience the Christmas season without a smart […]

December 07, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Sutter’s Fort to present peek at early Christmas

California State Parks and Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park are presenting an interactive, fun and festive “Hands on History: A Simple Emigrant Christmas” event on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fort visitors will be delighted to see the recently completed restoration of the historical walls and gates plus have the opportunity […]

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