SI Weekend Edition: Carmel Valley Ranch, Gallo Chardonnays, “Sunshine in a Bite”

    To our friends out East, our thoughts are with you.

    Welcome to the Weekend Edition of Stark Insider (click here to get it by email every Friday), featuring some of our top stories from around the SF Bay Area.

    Highlights include: a photo tour of the stunning organic garden at Carmel Valley Ranch, a report on Gallo Chardonnays, and a recipe from Loni’s California kitchen: a sundried tomatoe and salami appetizer.

    Want to know more about the Millennials? We have a quick read on that with some interesting survey findings.

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    To our friends out East, our thoughts are with you.

    Photo Tour: Organic Garden at Carmel Valley Ranch

    Carmel Valley Ranch - Organic Vegetable Garden

    What these gardens demonstrate is that vegetable gardens can be just as beautiful, or even more stunning than purely ornamental ones. See why visiting Carmel can sometimes feel like an Alice in Wonderland adventure. Full story and photos.

    San Francisco Bay Area - film, theater, arts Bay Area Arts: What’s Hot this Weekend

    Stark Sips: Gallo Chardonnay report

    Chardonnay Report from Sonoma and Napa

    This week we tasted a wide range of Chardonnays at some of Gallo’s Sonoma and Napa properties. Here’s our recommended wines, including tasting notes from MacMurray Ranch, William Hill Estate, Laguna Vineyard, and more. Read the round-up.

    Recipe: “Sunshine in a Bite” sundried tomatoes and salami appetizer

    BBQ Party: “Sunshine in a Bite” sundried tomatoes and salami appetizer recipe

    Straight from Loni’s California kitchen: “I love this recipe because it’s easy to make, looks fabulous, and the saltiness of the salami paired with the sweetness of the sundried tomatoes is delight for the taste buds.” Perfect appetizer for the weekend!

    Report: Only 5% of millennials plan to buy PC

    Report: Only 5% of millennials plan to buy PC

    HP is pulling out of the PC market, and the iPad is King. Millennials may be the key to what’s happening in the marketplace. And: tattoos?! Read the article.

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