Mole Madness: To Hell with These Hills!

Mole Madness: To Hell with These Hills!

Mole Madness: To Hell with These Hills!  By Sarah Moore For many gardeners this is one of the most pleasant times of year. The vegetables are in and thriving: pumpkins and melons sprouting, tomatoes turning red and gold, eggplants ripening to purple perfection. Lovely gladiolas wave in the wind with long-necked elegance while clematis and hydrangea flaunt gorgeous blooms along hedges and over fences. Even in the rainy Northwest the sun is shining and the…

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Gabe

Gabe

Gabe is such a sweet boy , all he wants to do is please and be everyone’s friend. Gabe has been in boarding since March and recently went to a foster who kicked him out after three days because he was adopting a dog. He didnt tell me any of this . Gabe had to go back to boarding and was very confused as to what was going on until we got to the gate…

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Redneck Hippies in Sonoma County

Redneck Hippies in Sonoma County

Redneck Hippies in Sonoma County Jennifer Molidor I love Sonoma County, where guns&ammo stores are located next to medical marijuana dispensaries. As the photographer of the image above notes “we’re a little bit redneck and a little bit hippie.” The Treehouse Having recently returned here from a decade of living in the Midwest, I am both a native and an exile. With excitement and dread, I drove across the county for days, noticing how people…

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Leaving Oz

Leaving Oz

Leaving Oz   By Jennifer Molidor Humor Columnist   I’ve just moved from the Heartland to Sonoma County. I’ve taught college courses in the Midwest for twelve years, but I was raised in the land of redwoods and fog, happy cows and drunken vineyards. My Midwestern students have suggested that people in Northern California live in trees, smoke marijuana, voted for Obama and thinks Kansans are a little too familiar with their farm animals. Well,…

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Humboldt Hot Sauce Caribbean Curried Chicken

Humboldt Hot Sauce Caribbean Curried Chicken

Humboldt Hotsauce Caribbean Curried Chicken  1 Pound Chicken meat diced  Juice of two limes  1 1/2  onions, finely chopped 2 Sprigs of fresh thyme, finely chopped 2 Sprigs fresh chives, finely chopped 2 Sprigs parsley finely chopped  1 bay leaf  1 large red bell pepper, finely chopped 3 to 4 Tbs Humboldt Hot sauce  1 tsp allspice  2 Tbs veg oil  1 tsp cumin seed  5 cloves garlic, finely chopped  2 Tbs madras curry powder…

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A Pestless Paradise: Keep Slugs Out of the Garden

A Pestless Paradise: Keep Slugs Out of the Garden

A Pestless Paradise: Keep Slugs Out of the Garden By Sarah Moore There’s nothing more discouraging than tilling, mulching, planting, watering, weeding, and generally babying a garden, only to find it one day taken over by that heinous nemesis of gardeners everywhere: the slug. Gardeners in the Northwest, where the rain and general lack of heat and humidity create conditions quite conducive to happy slugs, may find themselves plagued by this pernicious pest, and for…

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Humboldt Hot Sauce Red Beans and Rice

Humboldt Hot Sauce Red Beans and Rice

Humboldt Hot Sauce Red Beans and Rice Mondays wouldn’t be the same in Louisiana without red beans and rice! Recipe 2 Tbs veg oil  1 Cup chopped onion  1 Cup chopped bell peppers 1/2 Cup celery  1 tsp salt  1/4 Freshly ground black pepper 1 tsp Fresh thyme finely chopped  4 Bay leafs   1 Pound boiled ham cut into 1/2 inch cubes  6 Ounces smoked  andouille sausage cut crosswise into 1/4 inch slices  1 Pound…

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Humboldt Hot Sauce Marinated Prawns

Humboldt Hot Sauce Marinated Prawns

Humboldt Hot Sauce Marinated Prawns   These can be prepared on the grill or sautéed on the burner, but nothing can beat the BBQ! Recipe: 16 16/20 size tiger prawns, shelled and de veined  1/2 Large red onion 1/4 Cup garlic clove, finely chopped   2 Tbs fresh ginger, finely chopped   Juice of 2 limes 1/2 cup cilantro, finely chopped  1 Tbs honey 4 Tbs Humboldt hot sauce 2 Tbs low sodium soy sauce…

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Max

Max

Max Sequoia Humane Society Max is an adult male cattle dog and terrier mix. He has one stunning blue eye and he weighs about 40 pounds but could stand to lose some of his love-handles. He is a very smart dog who knows basic commands like sit, down, shake, speak, and roll over. He responds very well to training just show him a treat and you will have his full attention. He is a happy-go-lucky…

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Native Gardening

Native Gardening

Native Gardening You Can and You Should By Sarah Moore There are a lot of reasons to garden: for exercise, for fun, for food, for beauty. I honestly can’t think of a bad reason to get on your knees and dig in the dirt, but if you need another good one, here it is: save the planet. If that seems a little overdramatic, then consider that by some estimates about 90 percent of the wild…

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