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Learning about Local Cheese

Cheese making has a long history in and around the Petaluma area; Marin French Cheese was established in 1865 and, today, is one of many artisan cheese makers that are attracting cheese aficionados to our region. The landscape of our local cheese industry continues to evolve as more cheese makers enter the scene and a [...]

By | November 9th, 2011|Dairies, Food, Marin, North County, Petaluma, West County|0 Comments

Riding the Russian River

There we were; lazily coasting down the Russian River in quiet isolation, water calming lapping up along the sides of the boat, birds chirping in the distance, sun shining, and river glistening… Or, at least, that is how I imagined our day on the calmest stretch of the Russian River. Reality was more of a [...]

By | August 11th, 2011|Family, North County|0 Comments

Mendonoma Brewery Tour

Let me start by stating that I’ve never been much of a beer drinker but with so many good local breweries in my own backyard I figured it is never too late to start! Seized by an urge to investigate our local world of micro-breweries, we recently embarked on an impromptu beer tasting tour that [...]

Roaming the Redwoods

There is nothing quite like a grove of redwoods to make you feel your place in the world.  These towering giants have been witnesses to the world for centuries; their immense height and longevity make a person feel diminutive by comparison.  Redwoods are tucked in all around us in the North Bay, impressive even in [...]

By | August 31st, 2010|North County, Parks|1 Comment

Doable Day Trips for Kids

Only a month left before summer is over! The kids will be going back to school and the days will start getting shorter.  Make the most of what’s left of the season by planning some excursions a bit farther from home.  If you’re looking for some new ideas here is a list of doable daytrips [...]

By | August 1st, 2010|Beaches, Family, Marin, North County, Parks, West County|0 Comments

Jaunt to Jimtown and Around

At the Sonoma-Marin Fair last year I bought a jar of spicy pepper jam at the Farm to Table Showcase.  It was delicious, with just the right balance of spice and sweetness. We ate it on artisan bread with homemade fromage blanc.  It came from a place called Jimtown.  I’d never been there but have had it [...]

By | May 8th, 2010|North County, Wineries|4 Comments