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Make It a Festival Night in Sacramento

Make It a Festival Night in Sacramento

We're halfway through summer, which means it's festival time! Here are a few ways you can get your grub on at some of Sacramento's upcoming festivals.

161st Annual California State Fair, Cal Expo, July 11-27
As always, there will be hundreds of food vendors on hand at the historic fair at Cal Expo -- spaghetti ice cream, chocolate covered bacon, or fried anything -- but I especially can't wait to pick up some fresh produce from the Friends of the State Fair Farmers Market to help me stay on my healthy track! For details.

Arden Hills Presents Wellness Seminar about Fresh Herbs!

Arden Hills Presents Wellness Seminar about Fresh Herbs!

Fresh herbs and spices add flavor and pizzazz to our favorite dishes, but did you know they’re packed with nutrition, too? 

Find out tips about buying fresh herbs and learn how to grow, store and preserve them, too. Nutritionist Irene Roltsch will provide useful information and answer questions during the next complimentary Wellness Education Seminar at Arden Hills on Wednesday evening, July 16 from 6 to 7 p.m.!

For more information about this complimentary Wellness Education Seminar, please call 916-292-5781 or visit http://ardenhills.net/home.php?display=fitness
 

Food52’s Favorite Ways to Preserve Summer Fruit

Food52’s Favorite Ways to Preserve Summer Fruit

The Editors at Food52.com

What to do when those perfumy peaches you bought for a hypothetical tart start feeling too squishy for baking? Don’t worry—we’ve got you covered. While there are endless ways to preserve summer fruit, we’ve collected a list of our favorite options. From fruit-infused vinegar to rhubarb-gin jam, you’ll be enjoying your summer fruits well into the next season... Read More

Affordable Fruit Desserts

Affordable Fruit Desserts

Value Guru

Tart cherries. Juicy peaches. Sweet strawberries. Pick peak-season fruit for that sweet spot where flavor and affordability live. 

Here are a few of our favorite fruit-based desserts that you can’t afford to miss, like that Gluten-Free Grilled Stone Fruit Trifle below that’s only $1.65 per serving! How sweet is that?... Read More

Spend your Fourth on the Field!

Spend your Fourth on the Field!

Still searching for something to do this July 4th? Come out and celebrate our nation’s birthday on the baseball field! Raley Field will bring the neighborhood block party feel to the River Cats' home turf this Friday night.

In the evening, kiddos can enjoy a fun-filled kids area equipped with games, coloring pages, face painters, and inflatable structures; local food trucks, beer, and live music from Nunchuck Taylor will entertain grown-ups.

To cap off the night, find a comfy spot on the field and watch the night sky above the ballpark light up with a spectacular fireworks show synced to patriotic music at 9:30pm. (Blankets are okay; no chairs are allowed on the field.)

Perfecting Pasta Salad

Perfecting Pasta Salad

Alana Sugar


BLT Pasta Salad

During summer I rely on grain, legume and leafy green salads that involve very little cooking.  One of my favorite standbys is pasta salad. I am particularly fond of BLT Pasta Salad made with fusilli. I love to take it along to picnics, pool parties or barbecues. ... Read More