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Soroptimist 6th Annual Chili Cookoff Coming to Town

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OAKHURST — Soroptimist International of the Sierras is hosting their 6th Annual Chili Cookoff at the Oakhurst Community Center. There will be a judging contest for “best chili,” live music, and a raffle. This is one of the major Soroptimist fundraisers for the year and will help them implement their ‘Live Your Dream’ and ‘Dream It – Be It’ programs ...

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UCCE Mariposa to Offer UC Master Food Preserver Program

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MARIPOSA — Want to Become a UC Master Food Preserver volunteer? UCCE Mariposa is proud to introduce you to its newest program, the UC Master Food Preserver Program, serving Mariposa, Tuolumne, Merced, Madera, and Fresno Counties! They will offer their second training class beginning in January and into June of 2023. They look forward to providing education on safe food ...

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Chili Cookoff at Bandit Town a Huge Success

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NORTH FORK — Once again, the North Fork Women’s Club put on a great chili cookoff! There was awesome chili, pies, cakes, and great live music by Transfer Station. There were also some wonderful raffle and auction prizes supplied by club members such as beautiful baskets with beer, coffee, manly man things, kids games, toys, and even a mink Teddy ...

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Fermenting & Pickling: Recipes From Around the World

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MARIPOSA COUNTY — The UC Master Food Preservers of Mariposa County will be offering a hands-on workshop, “Fermenting and Pickling: Cultural Recipes from around the World” on Saturday, November 12, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McCay Hall in Catheys Valley. McCay Hall 2820 CA-140 Catheys Valley, CA 95306 209-966-3833 Fermenting & Pickling Workshop Flyer (PDF) This hands-on workshop ...

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Fall For Yosemite All Over Again

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Say goodbye to reservations and say hello to Yosemite as you discover what all the buzz is about, and find your best fall experiences in Yosemite National Park. Fall for Bass Lake After summer visitors subside, tranquility settles over the region. Find five reasons to fall for Bass Lake in this article, and find thousands more when you visit in ...

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UCCE Presents Basics of Fermenting and Pickling in Merced

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MERCED — The UC Master Food Preservers of Mariposa County (serving Mariposa, Merced, Madera and Fresno Counties) will be holding a workshop, “Basics of Fermenting and Pickling” in Merced at the UC Cooperative Extension office on October 22 from 9 a.m. to noon. Registration is required and is available online. Interested parties may also call 209-966-2417 for more information. This is ...

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Recipe of the Week: Sweet Potato & Purple Cabbage Salad

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FOOD & DRINK — The fresh flavor of favorite foods pulled hot off the grill makes summer cookouts a treasured pastime for families across the country. This year, you can make new memories at those backyard barbecues by keeping in mind that grilling isn’t only about charred burgers and steaks – delicious, grilled vegetables can be just as enjoyable. Nutritious ...

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Recipes of the Week: Watermelon Gelato & Ice Cream Bars

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FOOD & DRINK — Whether your family’s ideal summer day consists of swimming, hiking, biking or simply enjoying the sunshine, all that time in the heat calls for a sweet way to cool off. It’s hard to beat a homemade treat loaded with favorite summertime flavors that’s as cold and creamy as it is sweet and delicious. For a lighter, ...

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Recipes of the Week: Pork Chops & Roasted Chicken Tostadas

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Recipes courtesy of Marcia Stanley, MS, RDN. FOOD & DRINK — After a long day in the classroom or at the office, it’s tough to top bringing the family together with a home-cooked meal. When evenings are busy with homework and activities, however, there might be little time left for complicated dishes. Take those schedules on with a menu of ...

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Recipe of the Week: Kona Pineapple Chicken Kebabs

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FOOD & DRINK — The end result of perfectly cooked chicken is a mouthwatering meal that smells just as good as it tastes and beckons loved ones to the patio. To achieve that juicy, tender flavor that brings family and friends together, it’s important to keep a few safety and grilling tips in mind. Maximize Your Budget For a flavorful ...

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