These are a few of our favorite things for the holidays

CAROLINES COFFEE ROASTERS GIFT BASKETS We drink Carolines Coffee each morning: It is fresh roasted, in-house. But we also adore their gift baskets—filled with coffee, chocolate-covered espresso beans, waffle mix, real maple syrup, local jams, shortbread, English breakfast teas and more. The gourmet items are wrapped in baskets or wooden gift crates, with a festive […]

Where to get Russian food & drink in “Sactown” during Olympics

Russian cuisine is comfort food, with dishes such as borscht, piroschki and beef stroganoff, so the Winter Olympic Games at Sochi are an ideal time to sample the ethnic fare. And some Russian delights, from caviar to vodka, are being made in the Sacramento and Sierra Foothills region. Russians visited California before the Gold Rush. […]