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Americana Celebration in Old Sacramento Over Labor Day Weekend

Americana Celebration in Old Sacramento Over Labor Day Weekend

Come one, come all!  An “Americana in Old Sacramento” celebration awaits visitors to the popular historic district over Labor Day weekend complete with free live music, classic cars and vintage vehicles -- such as 1950s-era buses, emergency vehicles and taxi cabs. In addition, a variety of special evening events and various museum-related activities are planned for the extended holiday weekend. 

With the support of involved city leaders and in collaboration with the Old Sacramento Business Association (OSBA), California State Parks and the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation (HOSF), the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau (SCVB) has announced a festive, fun and full line-up of Labor Day weekend activities in Old Sacramento.

A sampling of the “Americana in Old Sacramento” celebratory activities include the following:

Tiramisu cupcakes

Tiramisu cupcakes

We're taking a traditional Italian dessert and casting aside the spoon in favor of a handheld cupcake... Read More

Say Cheese! Tickets On Sale Now for "Feast at the Fort" at Sutter's Fort on 9/20!

Say Cheese!  Tickets On Sale Now for "Feast at the Fort" at Sutter's Fort on 9/20!

To the delight of history enthusiasts and food and wine lovers throughout the region, Friends of Sutter’s Fort is proud to present a unique culinary experience -- “Feast at the Fort” -- on Saturday evening, September 20, 2014. Continuing as part of the city-wide “Farm-to-Fork” effort, this is the fifth year for this signature event held at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP).  “Feast at the Fort” guests will enjoy a delicious four-course, sit-down dinner prepared by Sacramento’s top chefs amid a beautiful evening setting inside the historic walls of Sutter’s Fort SHP. 

Strawberry-Basil Granita Recipe

Strawberry-Basil Granita Recipe

By Brianna Nathan

Summer is officially here! Whether you love or hate the heat, I think it’s fair to say that no one wants to bake in the summer. Why turn on the oven when it’s already 100 outside? That said, my sweet tooth certainly doesn’t go away just because it’s too hot to function. The solution? Ice cold desserts, like this granita, that hits a sweet spot without heating up the house. Once you’re comfortable with the recipe, there are endless variations – including my favorite, adding a couple of tablespoons of booze (be careful not to add too much or it won’t freeze properly).

 

Strawberry-Basil Granita

3 pints strawberries, hulled

4-5 basil leaves

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Mason jar layered fruit salad with honey Greek yogurt

Mason jar layered fruit salad with honey Greek yogurt

Summer picnics should always include some sort of fruit salad. For ours, we like this Mason jar layered fruit salad with honey Greek yogurt. It's easy to transport and tastes as sweet as summer itself... Read More

2014 Weekly Challenge #29: A Salad A Day

2014 Weekly Challenge #29: A Salad A Day

2014 Weekly Challenge #29: A Salad A Day

Summer is the perfect time for salads. The veggies and fruit are so tasty and fresh, and it is usually just too darn hot to heat up the kitchen.

One of our very own Mamas, Kim Box, has written a cook book all about the beauty of the salad. Here's a little bit about her: