Friday, June 14, 2013 7:00 am
Dear Barbara: When I barbecue corn on the cob, I remove the husks and wrap the ears in foil. Sometimes the corn comes off easy from the cob, and sometimes it does not. Do you know why, if size and cooking time is pretty equal each time? — Bob from Stockton
Friday, April 19, 2013 7:17 am
Dear Barbara: I am seeing a lot of brownie/cookie/cake recipes using espresso powder. I have looked all over and cannot locate it in stores. I tried the Internet and located it on King Arthur’s Flour company website, but the shipping is more than the powder! Any suggestions? — Marena from Lodi
Friday, March 8, 2013 7:28 am
Dear Barbara: When I make cupcakes, they look so little! The cupcakes that I see in magazines are nice and big and hold a good amount of frosting. I have tried filling the liners almost to the top with batter, but it just makes a mess, and the batter rises up over the edge of the tin and connects with surrounding batter and bakes that way. How can I make my cupcakes larger when all of the cupcake tins seem to be the same size? — Haley from Lodi
Friday, January 25, 2013 7:13 am
Dear Barbara: I am really interested in pomegranates and pomegranate juice. It is suppose to be loaded with antioxidants, vitamin C and other important things. Pomegranates are so messy to eat, and they stain whatever they touch. I was going to buy pomegranate juice at the health food store, but I thought it was quite expensive. My neighbor said to just buy grenadine at the liquor store and that it was just that; pomegranate juice. Is that true? — Holly from Lodi
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 8:21 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A strike at a supermarket chain with stores in Northern California and Nevada is over after workers and the company reached a tentative agreement on a new contract.
Raley's employees picket outside of the Lodi grocery store on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, in opposition to proposed contract changes by the Sacramento-based chain.
Thursday, August 9, 2012 12:00 am
Raley's is partnering with consumer products giant Unilever to provide $50,000 in grants to regional K-12 schools.
Thursday, June 14, 2012 12:00 am
The Lodi Planning Commission unanimously agreed to rezone a 9-acre property that previously had three zoning designations, opening the door for a new development near Raley's.
Thursday, January 19, 2012 12:00 am
The surge of popularity surrounding pomegranate products has
inspired some local competition.
Thursday, November 24, 2011 12:00 am
In case you missed something on your Thanksgiving dinner
shopping list, or more guests show up at your home then were
expected, here is a list of grocery stores in the Lodi and Galt
area that will be open for Thanksgiving.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 12:00 am
While most are hoping that their bird will not be dry this
Thanksgiving, the same may not be said for the holiday weekend.
Friday, November 18, 2011 12:00 am
The Lodi Police Traffic Unit was out Thursday pulling over
drivers — but not necessarily for tickets.
Friday, September 30, 2011 7:50 am
Dear Barbara: I grew up on grilled cheese
sandwiches and tomato soup! I still like it on a chilly day, but I
know there are many cheeses out there that would work wonderfully.
However, I also know that some cheeses don’t melt well. And what
about low fat or fat-free cheeses? Will they melt properly? —
Alice from Galt
Saturday, September 10, 2011 12:00 am
Opening an afterschool university for elementary students at
Vinewood, buying iPads for classrooms at Lockeford School, and
updating playground equipment at Joe Serna Jr. Charter School.
Those are among the ideas Lodi Unified School District schools have
posted for a chance to win $5,000 in an online voting contest from
Tuesday, August 2, 2011 11:38 am
Galt police detectives have identified a man arrested in
Sacramento as a suspect wanted for two separate robberies during
Thursday, July 28, 2011 12:18 pm
A Galt man was arrested Monday on suspicion of setting two fires
in Galt and one in Rio Linda in July, according to John Michelini,
deputy chief of the Cosumnes Community Services District's fire
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 12:00 am
With the help of a good Samaritan, two men were arrested Tuesday
afternoon after allegedly trying to snatch a woman's purse by force
near the Galt Market earlier in the day.
"The citizen who helped did a good thing," said Lt. Jim
Uptegrove, of the Galt Police Department. "He helped get suspect
and vehicle descriptions and a license plate number."
Friday, March 18, 2011 8:47 am
Dear Barbara: Is jicama a fruit or a vegetable?
In the recipes that I have seen, it is always used raw. Can you
cook/fry it, or do you have to use it raw?
Saturday, October 9, 2010 12:00 am
Dear Barbara: Why is some feta cheese made from
sheep’s milk and goats’ milk and some from cows’ milk, but they are
all called feta cheese?
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:00 am
Before they can end up in your breakfast smoothie or in a basket
in your refrigerator, cherries must be harvested and packed. From a
sprawling Lodi cherry orchard to a packing shed on Kettleman Lane,
Joe Cataldo's Bing cherries are part of a journey that could take
them to a market down the street or a restaurant across the
Saturday, May 8, 2010 12:00 am
It all started with an impromptu detour to a tasting room.
Saturday, April 24, 2010 12:00 am
Dear Barbara: My husband and my sister in-law
from Colorado recently went shopping for me, and one of the items
purchased was a large container of parmesan cheese.
Saturday, March 6, 2010 12:00 am
Dear Barbara: I often find a recipe I like only
to see it requires 1-2 tablespoons of cream. We do not use cream
and I refuse to buy cream for such a small amount and then discard
it. Is there anything I can use to substitute?
Saturday, October 31, 2009 12:00 am
Dear Barbara: I would like to know if there is
any nutritional, taste, or quality difference between Egg Land's
Best eggs and the Grade AA eggs we get from Raley's.
Friday, August 28, 2009 10:00 pm
Even in a sagging economy, supermarkets in Lodi and their
customers are ponying up cash to either feed the hungry, benefit
children or provide breast cancer screenings.