.Kary Hess

Kary Hess is the author of the poetry collection 1912, creator of the SparkTarot® and producer of the feature film Pill Head. She lives and works in Sonoma County, CA.
Mar 13, 2024

Fromage Fête: California Artisan Cheese Festival

It’s time for the 18th Annual California Artisan Cheese Festival, happening from March 22-24. This much-loved festival, dedicated to celebrating the artistry of cheese-making,...
Dec 5, 2023

Wine Tasting Room Becomes Cheese Shop

For years, Barber Cellars, a small, family-run winery in the Sonoma County town of Petaluma, has offered patrons cheese boards with their wines. So it’s...
Oct 17, 2023

Preserve to Serve: Master Food Preserver education

When it comes to the bountiful Sonoma County harvest, the abundance can be too much to eat all at once. People end up throwing out...
Oct 10, 2023

New book by herbalist Erin Masako Wilkins emphasizes local plants

When herbalist Erin Masako Wilkins was in acupuncture school, she noticed that many of the support herbs and foods taught in her classes were...
Sep 12, 2023

Perfect Pairing: John Ash & Co. and Vintners Resort

The easiest way to maximize vacation time is to spend it locally, and Sonoma County is full of options for this kind of getaway,...

Best Place to Make Waves

Learn to row at Open Water Rowing Center It’s summer—time to head out to the water! What? No boat? No problem. Sausalito’s Open Water Rowing...
Aug 1, 2023

Best Place for French Food in a Garage

Brunch at Le Garage, Sausalito When a guest walks in, the maître d’ may ask if he can find them a table, in French. It’s...
Aug 1, 2023

The Best Soft Serve Is Water Buffalo Gelato

Palace Market serves up Double Eight Delight There’s ice cream, and then there’s soft serve: that irresistible, creamy swirl that embodies summer, innocence and pure...