Browsing category: Food & Health

Pumpkin spiced recipes

Article and Graphic by Julia Sanabria We’ve had pumpkin in everything from bread to lattes, but what about grilled cheese? I know, sounds questionable right? I thought so too when I first found the recipe on “Vegetarian gastronomy,” but my mind was quickly changed when I first bit into the vast world of complementing flavors. This sandwich is quick, easy and can be part of a meal with soup or salad. To make this scrumptious meal, first make the pumpkin butter which you will spread on the inside of the bread. Put all the

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Fall Apple Recipes

Article and Photo by Sylvia Coleman Apple Cultivation in Sonoma County Fall is the best time of year to harvest apples in Sonoma County, specifically the Gravenstein apple, as it grows best here. The Gravenstein apple was believed to have been brought here by Spaniards or European colonizers hundreds of years ago.

Sonoma County is great for apples of all kinds, but the Gravenstein is most popular here since it grows in very few locations and is endangered. Apples used to be the most cultivated crop in Sonoma

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Air Quality Smarts

A SMOKEY MORNING. Especially in these last months ahead, watching the air quality is easier than you think. The air quality index levels, easiest to find through airnow.gov, can help determine if going outside even on days where you may not see the particles, is actually safe. As the CDC states, “No matter where you go, you can always access the AQI.” Article and Photo by Zoe Kowalczyk Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. In these closing months, our usual anticipation for fire and smoke leaves us watching the air quality to

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COVID-19 Vaccine: What Are The Side Effects?

As more COVID-19 vaccines start to roll out, many wonder if there are any side effects that come with getting the vaccine. So I am here to tell you about all the side effects that might come with getting your vaccine. But don’t worry, these side effects should go away within a few days. So to help protect yourself and everyone around you, get your vaccine today. Article & Graphic By: Xiaolin Cai As more COVID vaccines are getting distributed through the state of California, worries about the side effects that come along

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How To Keep Yourself Safe When Returning To In-Person Learning

The back-to-school essentials. Prep for your own return to school by adding masks and hand sanitizer to your list of items to bring when returning to campus. On April 26, roughly half of Santa Rosa High School’s students will return to in-person learning, while the other half will continue with virtual classes. For those students who do plan on returning to campus, make sure to use hand sanitizer and or wash your hands frequently, wear one or even two masks and keep a distance of at least 6 feet from other students to keep

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The Popularization Of Outdoor Dining Tents Since The Pandemic

Outdoor dining tents, like this one on Fifth Street downtown, have been popularized as a safe way to eat during the pandemic. Article & Photo By: Piper Kirk Ever since COVID-19 sent the country into lockdown in March of 2020, large white tents lining the sidewalks and streets have become a common occurrence around town. Circus? Mass fumigation? Or just another insanely bizarre development of the past year?  Since the original lockdown, many businesses have struggled to find ways to safely reopen and continue serving

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What You Should Plant Now For A Summer Garden

Strawberries right outside my own backyard. Planting these took only 10 minutes, and we put them in a really nice looking pot. “These will taste so good since they’re home grown,” said my sister as we put them in. Planting these was a great way to get outside, and now we have something to look forward to. Article & Photo By: Zoe Kowalczyk If you are in need of something to do this summer, gardening can not only help you destress but can also be a fun activity you can do by yourself or with a friend or family member.

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Benefits Of Maintaining Self-Care

Santa Rosa High School junior, Emi Burke, finds herself hiking and exploring outdoors in order to destress herself and clear her mind. According to Burke, “I’m always so busy with school and my job I often find that I’m overworking myself and never take the time to just relax, which hiking has become an outlet for me to do so.” Emi Burke has taken many AP and Junior College courses this year and even manages all of her schoolwork while handling a part-time job, as well as a social life. Taking time to be around nature and greenery

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Easter Holiday Treat Recipes To Try

Easter-themed treats. For this year’s Easter holiday, try making some fun, easy, and tasty treats for your loved ones. Considering the current COVID-19 restrictions, April 4 plans may have to wait until times are safer, but in the meantime, try doing some baking to drop-off for friends and family instead. Peep Rice Krispy Treats and Easter Egg M&M Cookies are two easy, and sugary, treats you can make, that your loved ones will surely appreciate. Article & Photo By: Alice Brookston It’s that time of year again, Easter

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Coca Cola Coffee Review

Caffeine. Shown here are the four Coca Cola products I reviewed, Vanilla and Dark Roast Coke Coffee and cherry and original Coke Energy. Article & Photo By: Conor Grace The Coca-Cola Company debuted Coke Coffee on January 25th, 2021. There are 3 flavors, Dark Blend, Vanilla, and Caramel. Dark Blend and Vanilla are the only two flavors with a zero sugar counterpart. The Coca-Cola Company website says that each 12 fl oz can of Coke Coffee has 69mg of caffeine. Since January 2020 the Coca-Cola Company has been making

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