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UC Davis to offer new olive oil production classes in May

UC Davis to offer new olive oil production classes in May

DAVIS - Two new olive-oil production courses will be offered May 10 and 11 at the University of California, Davis, coordinated by the UC Davis Olive Center.

The courses are open to the public, with a registration of $285 per person for each. More information and registration are available online at: http://olivecenter.ucdavis.edu/.

The first course will focus on the Business of Olive Oil Production. It will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at the UC Davis Conference Center. The second course, titled Quality Olive Oil Production, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:20 p.m.

Year-round event: Davis

Year-round event: Davis

Davis Farmers Market - One of America's Three Favorite Markets! Davis, California - known as a University Town almost from its very beginnings - was in the forefront of the Green and Local movement before anyone else even knew there would be a movement! At the heart of their Green and Local movement is the Davis Farmers Market, which has been operating for over 34 years now! Every Saturday, all year long, you'll find seasonal fruits and vegetables, plus flowers, fresh baked goodies, wines, crafts, and favorite food vendors like Pilar's Famous Tamales and Aisu Pop's gourmet popsicles (try the Apple Lychee with Rosemary, or the Kiwi Mango).

De Vere’s expanding to Davis

De Vere’s expanding to Davis

De Vere’s Irish Pub, a locally owned downtown business founded in the midst of the recession, will open its second location at the end of the summer in the space that was formerly the home of Soga’s in Davis.

“We’re excited,” said co-owner Simon de Vere White. “We’ve been eying Davis for a long time.”

The new space, at 217 E St. in downtown Davis, is 4,800 square feet, about 1,000 square feet bigger than the Sacramento pub.

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UC Davis students to get inside look at wine industry April 18

UC Davis students to get inside look at wine industry April 18

DAVIS - An insider's glimpse of the wine industry will be offered Monday, April 18, by William "Bill" Price, owner of Durell Vineyards, during a special presentation at UC Davis' Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science.

Price's lecture, titled "Don't put your name on the label: Hard-earned lessons about making wine in the wine business," will be given from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the institute's Silverado Vineyards Sensory Theater.

Winters restaurant featured on Food Network

Winters restaurant  featured on Food Network

Putah Creek Cafe in Winters, CA will be featured on the Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" on Monday, April 4th at 9pm on the Food Network (check local listings).  Host Guy Fieri and the Diners, Drive-ins and Dives crew paid Winters and Putah Creek Cafe a visit last August for the taping.   Fieri interviews chef Fred Reyes as he prepares a few of Putah Creek Cafe's signiture dishes.  He also talks to the locals and interviews owners, John and Melanie Pickerel.

A community viewing party for the Putah Creek Cafe's premiere "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" will be held at Buckhorn on Monday, 4th starting at  5pm. Buckhorn 2 Main Street, Winters, CA 95694.   530.795.2682 for more infomation.

 

 

 

Contributor of the Month: Blogger Catherine Enfield

Contributor of the Month: Blogger Catherine Enfield

The contributor of the month piece will highlight a My Neighborhood blogger who has posted multiple pieces during the month and is doing something exciting. The contributor of the month is picked by News10 My Neighborhood staff.

I met up with Catherine Enfield at the Sugar and Spice Bakery at 12th and F. Bakery Owner Carissa went about her afternoon as she baked more treats and helped patrons pick out their perfect dessert.

Catherin and I stood in the corner and chatted about her blog Munchie Musings.

“The Munchie Musings is actually an appropriate title because if I had to think of a mission statement it would be thoughts, musings, about food and life,” Catherine explained.

New cupcake shop to open in Vacaville Apr. 16

New cupcake shop to open in Vacaville Apr. 16

VACAVILLE - Are you a cupcake lover? Good news! A new cupcake shop "Just Cakin It" will celebrate its grand opening on April 16 from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. at 179 Elmira Road, Suite C.

The store will be the first dessert shop in town to feature cupcakes. The grand opening event will feature an Easter basket full of prize eggs and each customer will be able to pick a prize with their purchase, to win discounts and free treats. The shop will also host a raffle with multiple prizes.

"We can't wait to be a place families come to hang out and spend quality time over a cup of tea or coffee and a sweet treat," said Shelly Bakosh, co-owner of Just Cakin It.

For more information about the cupcake shop, call (707) 447-2201 or visit www.justcakinit.com.