Let’s Picnic in the Sierra

There’s no better place to picnic than the Sierra and its foothills, with all the parks, rivers, lakes and wineries.
Our favorite stores for stocking up on gourmet food and wine include:
Summer Thyme’s offers a box lunch with any sandwich and deli salad, a cookie and cold drink for $9.95. The deli makes all of its [...]

Eat like Lance at Amgen bike race in May

You might not be riding in the Amgen Tour of California bike race when it rolls through the Foothills, but you still can eat like a champion bicycle racer.
Endurance cyclists get their energy from healthy eating: grains, legumes, fresh fruits and vegetables, fish and meat — but not too much. They eat plenty of carbohydrate-rich [...]

BarkPorch Market in Grass Valley rivals any “big-city” deli

NOTHING BEATS THE SIERRA LIFESTYLE hiking, biking and fishing is right at your doorstep. But it can mean giving up the creature comforts of big-city living, including speciality food and wine selections.
Enter Bryan Frost and Debra Hynson, who opened the Back Porch Market in Grass Valley three years ago. This pair of gourmands is [...]