What to do with all those tomatoes? Can, freeze, roast, pickle, dry – and enjoy.

The first time I tasted South African chenin blancs I was unimpressed. “A spotty lot,” my tasting notes from 1994 called them.
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It was probably 15 years ago that I discovered the magic that is a nearly empty jar of jam.
Upcoming fundraising events include a golf ball drop and an Aggie wine-pairing.
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In terms of flavor and texture, it’s hard to beat a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich, reportedly one of the nation’s most popular sandwiches. Trouble is, it’s not exactly filling.
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There are basics to remember about processing tomatoes
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It was just so goofy, I had to try it.

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NEED A CHANGE OF SCENERY?

As lovely as Sacramento and environs may be, brimming with boundless leisure-time pursuits, sometimes you've just got to get away. Check out these short trips from Sacramento:

Less obvious spots worth visiting in Bay Area
Head to Tahoe for high-elevation hiking
Gold Country offers history, views, wine
North Coast: Get really mellow or adventuresome
In Marin and Sonoma, quaint towns, unique spots
Napa Valley: Wine, music, ghosts and a castle
Weird, wild, wonderful Southern California

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What to do with all those tomatoes? Can, freeze, roast, pickle, dry – and enjoy.

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For 53 years, Ruben Rincon cut hair at his barbershop. To relax after his job, he took out a different set of clippers and went to work on his bonsai.

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In a town full of burgeoning breweries, Sacramento’s Hoppy Brewing Co. is celebrating its 20-year anniversary.

In January, a sporting-dog rescue group asked Lori-Lynn Clayton of San Angelo, Texas, to go look at a dog in her local shelter thought to be an English springer spaniel or Brittany. He was a springer, emaciated and near death. She struggled to get him released, battling shelter workers and then veterinarians who said it would be better to euthanize him.

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The Rise Guys, a longtime fixture on Sacramento radio, are returning to the local airwaves on ESPN 1320 beginning July 28.

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What to do with all those tomatoes? Can, freeze, roast, pickle, dry – and enjoy.

My sister has a darling golden retriever and we share a house with a large yard. I mostly work from home, and I like to decompress by going for fast-paced walks. Sis often asks if I’ll take him along. I love the dog, but he’s a sniffer, doesn’t like a fast-paced walk, and frankly, the walk is for me, not him.

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A new chapter for the running, biking and kayaking contest that bills itself as the world’s oldest triathlon.

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