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Farmers market returns to downtown Turlock

Farmers market returns to downtown Turlock

Farmers market returns to downtown Turlock
The Turlock Journal
Within a short time the bounty of crops toiled and harvested from the fields around Turlock will once again fill the booths of the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market, as the organization returns for its second year. ...

Contributor of the Month: Blogger Catherine Enfield

Contributor of the Month: Blogger Catherine Enfield

The contributor of the month piece will highlight a My Neighborhood blogger who has posted multiple pieces during the month and is doing something exciting. The contributor of the month is picked by News10 My Neighborhood staff.

I met up with Catherine Enfield at the Sugar and Spice Bakery at 12th and F. Bakery Owner Carissa went about her afternoon as she baked more treats and helped patrons pick out their perfect dessert.

Catherin and I stood in the corner and chatted about her blog Munchie Musings.

“The Munchie Musings is actually an appropriate title because if I had to think of a mission statement it would be thoughts, musings, about food and life,” Catherine explained.

March Event: Oakdale

Oakdale's Annual Testicle Festival - "You'll Have a Ball!!!" Hey, here's your chance to try something new! It's one of the most bizarre food festivals in all of Northern California - nay, in all of the entire State of California. But to cowboys, it's just part of life on the range - Cowboy Cuisine, so to speak. And since Oakdale has the unofficial title of Cowboy Capitol of the world, a Testicle Festival just seems like a natural fit. Sponsored by the Oakdale Cowboy Museum and the Oakdale Rotary Club as a fundraiser, the festival serves up these little round meatballs that some people refer to as Rocky Mountain Oysters or Prairie Oysters, as the main course. And - given that they're marinated overnight in wine and basil and garlic before being breaded and deep-fried, several hundred people turn out to gobble them up every year! If you're looking for a new experience... Come on out to Oakdale and give the Testicle Festival a try!

Oakdale Soroptimist to host 'Motor Madness' March 26

Oakdale Soroptimist to host 'Motor Madness' March 26

OAKDALE - Get your motor running for Motor Madness, an annual event sponsored by Soroptimist International of Oakdale. Dubbed the city's largest fundraising event, Motor Madness will take place on March 26 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Bianchi Community Center.

Tickets cost $100 and admit two adults to an evening of fantastic hors d'oeuvres, wine and beer tasting. The grand door prize is a Harley Davidson "Fat Boy."

For more information about the event, call (209) 848-3523.

Get Keen on Kidney Beans

Get Keen on Kidney Beans

I’ve written previously about the basics of good nutrition and the importance of incorporating healthy plant foods into your menu plan. Adding beans (or legumes as they are often called) is a super way to do just that! They are an important source of plant proteins and one of the world’s oldest cultivated crops, going back as far as 7,000 years in some parts of the world. Lentils, peas, pinto beans, kidney beans, black beans, garbanzos and navy beans are some you may be familiar with. And the one that’s always stood out for me as having an odd name is the KIDNEY bean!

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Oakdale to host annual Testicle Festival March 28

Oakdale to host annual Testicle Festival March 28

OAKDALE - Yes, you heard it right! The city's annual Testicle Festival will be held March 28 at FES Hall located at 190 North Lee Avenue. Open bar begins at 6 p.m. and dinner starts at 7 p.m.

The "cowboy capitol" is famous for its very unusual festival serving up a unique "cowboy cuisine."

Tickets cost $50 pre-sale and $65 at the door. You can purchase tickets at Oakdale Cowboy Museum, Oakdale Feed & Seed, The House of Beef, The H-B and Lana's Spur of the Moment.

CSU Stanislaus presents 'Vines' event March 3

CSU Stanislaus presents 'Vines' event March 3

TURLOCK - Outstanding wines, beer, cheese, appetizers, and desserts prepared by top regional restaurants and wineries will highlight the March 3 "Vines" event at CSU Stanislaus. Vines is the Office of Alumni Affairs’ signature fundraising event, presented this year by E.&J Gallo Winery and Sharon Naraghi Farms. The event will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the CSU Stanislaus Main Dining Hall, and feature a live jazz quartet and silent auction sponsored by Liberty Property Management and Paul Gregory and Ramsin Ganji of Merrill Lynch. All proceeds of the silent auction benefit the Alumni Scholarship Fund.

Vines is open to the public, 21 years and older. Tickets are limited and may be purchased by calling (209) 667-3131. Tickets cost $50 and include a keepsake tasting glass and tasting journal.