Author Archives: Rachel

California: Tomales Bay Oysters

Another of treasure in the North Bay Area (see Sonomic Vinegar) is the BBQ oysters at the Marshall Store in Marshall, CA. Just north of Point Reyes Station, the Tomales Bay Oyster Company farms and harvests exquisite oysters (along with … Continue reading

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Oregon Filberts

One American crop grown almost exclusively in Oregon is the filbert nut, commonly known as the hazelnut. Thousands of acres of filbert groves thrive in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, which stretches north to south along much of the state, providing not only commercial … Continue reading

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Sonoma County: Port and Vinegar…Almost

About 30 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, in downtown Petaluma, Sonoma Valley Portworks is quietly making pleasant port and a product that, in their words and mine, you’ve never tasted anything like. They call it Sonomic almost Vinegar, make … Continue reading

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Oregon Fishing: Two Amateurs and A Guide

It’s a real privilege when I have the opportunity to be close to the source of my food, and it doesn’t get any more local than going out catching/finding/growing/picking something that will soon sustain your body. For this reason I have … Continue reading

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Oregon Cheese: Rogue Creamery

Cheese is one of my absolute favorite treats. Soft, hard, stinky, blue, nutty, mild, I love them all. Well, I certainly haven’t tried them all but I rarely find a cheese I don’t enjoy. I especially love visiting local creameries … Continue reading

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