“888” Art Show at SummerThyme’s in May

Eight artists from Nevada County challenged themselves to create a single show that embodies the diversity of art in our region. The result is the “888” show at SummerThyme’s at 231 Colfax Ave. in Grass Valley: Eight artists, working in eight different mediums, showing eight small works each. Eileen Blodgett, monoprints; Deborah Bridges, encaustic; Yvon […]

A hip food-lovers hangout may emerge in Nevada City, near its farmers market

Some of our favorite “foodie paradises” are in the Bay Area, and we are regulars. The Ferry Building Marketplace in San Francisco and the Rockridge Market Hall come to mind. The Ferry Building also is home to a popular farmers market where we used to shop. Now, we believe, this phenomena may be coming to […]

2012 Food Trends: What’s hot?

LOCALLY GROWN MEATS, fruit and produce, gluten-free food and signature sandwiches will be among the hot trends this year, according to “What’s Hot,” the National Restaurant Assn. survey of 1,800 chefs. “Local sourcing—from meat and fish, to produce, to wine and beer—is a big trend,” says Joy Dubost of the Restaurant Assn. Other trends are […]

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 […]