Welcome to the weekend! Time for this week’s Seven for Saturday ☀️ 1 – Heatwave With the tragic and horrifying week Texas and Houston have experienced due to Hurricane Harvey, I will not complain about the heatwave we’re having here in Northern California. We are just rolling with it by trying to stay out of the sun as much as possible and hydrating. Temps have been soaring above 110 in parts of Sonoma County and…

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Happy weekend and welcome to Seven for Saturday ☀️ It’s been a busy, eventful week around here. I am excited to share a a few things with you so let’s get started! 1 -Celebrated ‘the girl & the fig’  Twenty years ago this month, the girl & the fig opened its doors. It became one of the most – if not the most – popular restaurants in of Sonoma and remains so today. It’s also known throughout…

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It’s the weekend and time for this week’s Seven for Saturday! 1 – She’s Been Pinned! My eldest stepdaughter, Kayla, was what they call “pinned” in the fire service during a big ceremony last Thursday. She met a series of requirements and passed several tests to achieve her new position as Apprentice Firefighter with Sonoma Valley Fire & Rescue. She was awarded a badge and chose to have her father, who has been in the fire…

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Happy Saturday and welcome to another Seven for Saturday! It is has been a particularly unnerving week for our country and the world. Lately I have to steel myself before turning on the news or even looking at my Facebook feed. It seems there is no end to the turmoil, tension and anger. Today’s post will hopefully be a pleasant distraction for you – and me. I know I seek out diversions when I feel…

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Happy Saturday and welcome to another Seven for Saturday, a list of seven things on my mind this week. 7 for Saturday 1 – In last week’s inaugural Seven for Saturday post, I told you about SCRAPS, a show on FYI Network, hosted by National Chef for Sur La Table, Joel Gamoran. Tori and I were not only seen in the Sonoma episode that aired last Sunday, but we spoke! I resurrected my YouTube channel…

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Today I’d like to tell you about my recent visit to Applewood Inn, Restaurant and Spa and the wonderful dinner my husband and I had at their onsite restaurant, Pinoli Cucina Rustica. Applewood Inn in Guerneville Tucked away in a redwood grove in the town of Guerneville, you will find Applewood Inn, Restaurant and Spa. Opened in 1985, Applewood Inn was originally the Belden Mansion, built in 1922 near the Russian River. Applewood Inn is…

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