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UPBEAT SONOMA COUNTY’S Vol. 17 • No. 3


“No Bad News is...Good News!”


TIMES TM Inside:


During the Crusades, exotic imports from Arabia, including cinnamon, ginger, grain of paradise and


MOST EXQUISITE SAUCE


almonds began to be used. T ick- ening meat broth thru reduction, straining................................Page 4


A chance to bring joy to the faces of


Arabesques and Sweet Aromas foreign visitors has


its risks here in Wine Coun- try, especially considering the temptations to swallow hap- pily instead of “swill-spit” at frequent tastings. Only dan- gerous if we goof up................................Page 5


SPRING EDITION


If you like German chocolate cake, you’ll love this lightened ver- sion. Plan eight hours in advance to allow for soaking, baking, and .....................................page 11


Musical Notes


Sonoma County has a pleth- ora of music and dance off er- ings year-round. Springtime from East County to West County and places in between are a veritable smorgasbord of ......................................page 19


On the cover: Emerging Sonoma County Artist Jessica Burcell Shows her Stuff! Read the May 2016 Upbeat Times edition for full Story! Publishing the Positive Side of Life in Sonoma County & Beyond Since 1998


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F GUIDEood, entertainment, home & garden articles aimed to please!......page 7


Chocolate Chip Cake


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