Linda J. Bottjer

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Sacramento Getaway Spotlight: Granlibakken Women’s Wellness in Lake Tahoe

Just a sniff of the pine-scented air surrounding Granlibakken Lodge, on Lake Tahoe’s west shore, and your worries begin to disappear.


Riverdog Farm owner Tim Mueller picks kale (credit: Linda J. Bottjer)

Sacramento’s Best Weekly Fruit And Vegetable Boxes

Mom’s mantra to eat your vegetables is so much easier to swallow when you sign up for a weekly vegetable box, direct, and organic, from the bountiful Yolo County.


Wine ready for tasting at Pilot Point (courtesy of Pilot Peak Vineyard and Winery)

Sierra Foothills’ Winning Winter and Seasonal Wine Events

Wine tasting is a popular pastime many enjoy at individual Sierra Foothills’ wineries.


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Guide to Napa Valley Wines

Mention California wines and the bounty of the Napa Valley is high on everyone’s list. There are 14 sub-regions located within the appellation and each winery offers a distinct taste that can differ depending
on a vineyard’s location.


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Local Ingredients For Holiday Cooking

Gather your recipe books and download your favorite cooking shows for the time to create razzle-dazzle has arrived.


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Ethnic Food Shopping For Holidays

This holiday season, create family favorites or culinary masterpieces from another culture or buy ready-
made meals from Sacramento’s varied ethnic food shops and grocery stores.


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Sacramento Symphonies

Everyone from dedicated aficionados to those who cannot tell Mozart from Mahler will find
something to appreciate.


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Sacramento Cooking Classes

By Linda J. Bottjer Expand your culinary skills, or begin them, at cooking classes in and around Sacramento. Taught by caterers, restaurateurs and professional chefs some classes are available year-round often in order to take […]