3rd Annual Pie Contest Winners

July 18, 2018. Nancy Lindahl Despite record heat and throngs of Taste of Chico shoppers, Chico bakers rallied to present a multitude of lovely pies for Zucchini and Vine’s 3rd Read More

Chill Solutions to Summer

Sometimes on a hot summer night, the only thing that sounds good is a chocolate milkshake eaten with a long-handled spoon, in front of the air-conditioner. When it’s just too Read More

Burrata: Best Cheese on Earth?

  It was an appetizer at Crush that first got me thinking about the merits of burrata: CRUSH BRUSCHETTA – heirloom cherry tomatoes, burrata cheese, basil pesto, toasted sourdough. Delicious! Read More

Eat like a Bear, Dads and Anthony Bourdain

.           Chatting with Laurie Noble from Noble Orchards this week, I learned that black bears like Pink Lady apples as much as you and I do. It’s hard to Read More

Zucchini and Vine keeps busy in June!

Here at Zucchini and Vine, the leisurely pace of summer has allowed us the opportunity to explore some new ideas we’ve been chewing on. We’re excited to share some with Read More

How to Make Iced Coffee that Will Have You Begging for a Longer Summer. Really.

  Iced coffee is one of the pleasures of summer – It’s cold, refreshing, and de rigueur if you want to make it through the afternoon without a nap. Hot, Read More

A Basque Ramble Inspired by a Dishtowel

Like French kitchen flags, Jean Vier dishtowels are all about Basque cuisine in the south of France: black cherry conserves from Itaxassou, anchovies, tuna and sardines from the Atlantic Bay Read More

7 Myths about Entertaining, debunked.

  Yes, we’ve all been there. We think it would be fun to have a few people over for dinner. So, we turn to Pinterest to find a couple of Read More

Hail Caesar!

Caesar salads come in all pay grades, from Burger King to Thomas Keller’s just-opened restaurant, Ad Lib, a pop-up venue at the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa that’s keeping Read More

A Cheesy St. Patrick’s Day!

It’s a fine day, begorrah! And an auspicious day to start our Z&V blog! Hope you’re having a happy St. Pat’s – all of Chico has its green on today Read More