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Wine Down With Us!

Wine Down With Us!

 

“Wine Down With Us”

Charming Destination ¨ Award Winning Wines  ¨ Hotel Indulgence

There is a juicy renaissance going on in the hills of Placer County - vineyards and wineries are returning to the foothill slopes.

Laura McIntosh's recipe of the week: Linguine with Manila Clams

Laura McIntosh's recipe of the week: Linguine with Manila Clams

This week, "Bringing It Home" TV show host Laura McIntosh tells us how to make Linguine with Manila Clams:

Ingredients:
Clams: Choose the smallest ones available smashed soaked, drained roughly torn

1 box linguine
1.5# manila clams
1/4c garlic
1/4c salt-packed capers
1 ea lemon zested
250 mL white wine
1 tsp chile flakes
1/4c extra virgin olive oil
1 bu basil

Preparation:
1. Scrub clams to remove any excess sand or dirt
2. In a saute pan, saute garlic with capers, lemon zest and chile flakes in olive oil
3. When garlic is tender, add white wine and reduce completely
4. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions in salted boiling water
5.

Mother's Day treat: Homemade scones

I have never been a big fan of scones.  They have always been a bit dry for my taste.  That all changed thanks to Barbara Bowers of Rose Mountain Manor in Colfax, CA.  Barbara and her wonderful recipe were featued on News10 Midday and News10.net back in October of 2002.  From that point on, this recipe has been a staple for special events and just because. 

Ingredients 

  • 3 1/3 cups Bisquick
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 6 tabelspoons softened butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup fruit*

Directions

Blend Bisquick and sugar. Cut in butter to form a crumbly mixture.  Beat eggs and milk together and add to dry mix.  Stir with a fork until just mixed (do not overmix).  Drop into four piles onto a baking sheet.  Cut into four pieces each with about one-eight inch between.  Sprinkle with sugar.  Bake at 400 degrees for

Half price frappacinos and a new yummy flavor

Half price frappacinos and a new yummy flavor

I know I'm not the only Starbucks addict out there watching my pennies these days, so when I heard Starbucks was offering half price Frappacinos from May 6 to 15, I had to spread the good news.

Here's how it works: Show up at your local Starbucks between 3 and 5 p.m. during those dates and order any one of their yummy Frappacinos ranging from mocha and coffee to sweet treats like caramel and java chip.

Of course, all their Frappuccino blended beverages are customizable – you call all the shots, so you can create the perfect drink for your perfect summer day-- and if you want, you can even order them without the whip and with low fat milk to reduce the calories.

I have a weakness for their strawberries an

Laura McIntosh's recipe of the week: Arroz con Pollo (Rice with Chicken)

Laura McIntosh's recipe of the week: Arroz con Pollo (Rice with Chicken)

This week, "Bringing It Home" TV show host Laura McIntosh tells us how to make Arroz con Pollo (Rice with Chicken):

Ingredients
Rice 2 Cups Raw. Stream and set aside warm
Carrots fine dice Approx. 2 ounces
Celery fine dice Approx. 2 ounces
Onion fine dice Approx. 3 ounces
Sweet Pepper Approx. 2 ounces
Green Beans Approx. 2 ounces
Sweet Corn Approx. 2 ounces
Garlic Fine Chop 1 Tablespoon
Cooking Oil Achiote (paste) 4 Tablespoons
Cilantro 1 Cup
Salt & Pepper

Cooking Instructions
1. Blanch and refresh the green beans and peas. Reserve.
2. Saute the carrots, celery, onion and sweet peppers until slightly soft. And the garlic and annatto paste continue to saute for one minute or until the annatto paste melts.
3. Add the steamed rice, chicken meat, green beans, peas and sweet corn.

Local Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. chapter to hold 23rd Annual June Hat Luncheon

Local Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. chapter to hold 23rd Annual June Hat Luncheon

SACRAMENTO - It’s time to break out your most fabulous hat and lunch with the lovely ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.!

On Saturday, June 11, the Eta Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, in collaboration with EGEEO Foundation, Incorporated, will hold their 23rd Annual June Hat Luncheon at 12:00 p.m.

Sacramento's Best: Best Burgers on Wheels

Sacramento's Best: Best Burgers on Wheels

Tired of walking nine blocks to your favorite restaurant? Why not let it come to you? It’s not always easy to find, but check the schedule at Mini Burger Truck for Sacramento’s best mobile burgers. They go hog-wild for their cowbell sliders, served up with bacon and barbecue sauce.

The Mini Burger Truck will be part of Sacramento's Mobile Food Fair on April 30 (http://www.sactomofo.com). They will also be featured on Sac and Co on April 28.

Check out more of Sacramento's Best.