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Blueberries are the new apple

Blueberry — the new apple — according to members of the Apple Hill Growers. Big, blue, bursting with flavor berries are ripening at the Apple Hill Grower ranches signaling the beginning of the summer fruit season. With the bluing of the berries, berry-picking season is officially under way. Visitors are invited to grab buckets, hats […]

July 01, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Bountiful berries in May

Summer Brasuel UCCE Master Food Preserver of El Dorado County How lucky we are to have such a variety of berries grown locally right here in El Dorado County? There are strawberries, raspberries (red, golden, black), blueberries and a wide selection of blackberries. We can preserve these delicious fruits in many ways. Freezing is the […]

May 10, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Spring means it’s time for the Master Gardener plant sale

With plenty of rain this year, it’s time to think about adding to your landscape, putting in a vegetable garden or planting some fruit trees. After all, what could be tastier and healthier than fresh vegetables and fruit straight from the backyard to your dinner table? Fresh, homegrown produce also makes welcomed gifts for those who can’t grow […]

April 26, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Chefs and mixologists share 2017 trends

Pork belly and kale, move over for micro-desserts, cooking on wood and an emphasis on plants and sustainability. With the arrival of 2017 some chefs and mixologists weigh in with their thoughts on what food and beverage trends will gain traction and what trends they’d like to see relegated to the compost bin. Here are […]

January 18, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Crib Notes: A homeschooling summer

As I’m gearing up to have four kids home all summer, I’m remembering what it took me a few previous summers to realize. There just isn’t as much time to hang out with them during the traditional school year and there are lots of things to learn that don’t happen in a classroom. Before they […]

May 13, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Ask a care manager: Are you ready for a trip?

After much talking, planning and decisions galore, my husband and I, along with another couple, started out on a cross-country trip. We pulled a fifth-wheel trailer, called a “rig” by those in the know, and stayed in campgrounds across the country and back. This trip was our second cross-country, the first being 30 years ago pulling a tent trailer […]

November 12, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

In Health: Your immune system

This time of year allergies are booming as the grasses and flowers bloom. We often look for ways to treat the symptoms of allergies, colds and flu. Why not be proactive and do all you can to prevent these common illnesses? We all know the saying “garbage in … garbage out.” Sometimes we fail to […]

May 28, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

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