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Laura McIntosh's recipe of the week: Sour Cherry Sangria

Laura McIntosh's recipe of the week: Sour Cherry Sangria

This week, "Bringing It Home" TV show host Laura McIntosh tells us how to make Sour Cherry Sangria.

Ingredients
1 Lb Sour Cherries, washed and pitted (save the juice)
1 Cup Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
1 Cup Simple Sugar
1 1/2 Cups White Rum
1 1/2 Cups White Wine
1 Cup Sparkling Water (add just before serving)
2-3 Cups Ice
5-6 Each Fresh Mint Sprigs

Cooking Instructions
Pour ice into a pitcher. Drop fresh mint on top of the ice. Pour in all remaining ingredients and stir.

*Varieties of cherries that can be used in this recipe include: Bing, Rainer, Lambert, Morello or Montmorency
**For more burst of flavor try adding the juice of an orange, or peach, or both!

First Elk Grove Tweet Up a community success

First Elk Grove Tweet Up a community success

ELK GROVE - Local bloggers, business owners and residents gathered together Thursday evening to celebrate the area's first "Elk Grove Tweet Up & Community Meet Up" event at Strikes Bowling on Laguna Boulevard.

The event brought together folks who may have interacted with each other on Twitter, Facebook, Elk Grove Online or other social media websites, in efforts to meet face-to-face in a fun, interactive environment.

Using Twitter hashtag #elkgrovetweetup, participants Tweeted about the experience, organized by co-founders Rodney Blackwell (@ElkGroveCA) and Krista Guerrero (@getkdm).

"Met some great people last night at #elkgrovetweetup thx to @ElkGroveCA for hosting," Tweeted @ThatGirl_D.

Explore Sacramento, an online informational website about what's new and happening in Sacramento, Tweeted "Met

EGUSD announces Pyramid Zone Video Contest winners

EGUSD announces Pyramid Zone Video Contest winners

ELK GROVE - The Elk Grove Unified School District’s Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Department is proud to announce the top four winning videos for the Pyramid Zone Video Contest. 

The contest, open to all middle and high school students district-wide, challenged students to create and produce an original video on how the food pyramid guides us to eat healthy and stay physically active using www.mypyramid.gov.  The purpose of the contest was to create awareness among students about choosing healthy food choices and being physically active every day.

FNS received 41 video entries from middle and high schools throughout the district.  Two $50 gift cards donated by an FNS vendor will be awarded to Elk Grove High and Toby Johnson Middle schools’ ASB programs for submitting the most videos.   Producers of the winning videos will win their choice of prizes from a selection of popular electronic items,

Laura McIntosh recipe of the week: Blackened Tomato Salsa

Laura McIntosh recipe of the week: Blackened Tomato Salsa

This week, "Bringing It Home" TV show host Laura McIntosh shows us how to make Blackened Tomato Salsa.

Ingredients
4-6 Medium Tomatoes, cored and quarted

1 White Onion, diced (divided in half)

10-15 Dried Chili Peppers

1 Cup Cilantro, chopped (divided in half)

1 Tspn Dried Oregano

Juice of 1 Lime

Salt, to taste

Cooking Instructions
Heat dry skillet and add peppers. Toast but do not burn. Once toasted, add to blender and pulverize to powder. Reserve in blender. Add tomatoes to hot skillet and char skins being careful not to over cook. Add to chili powder in blender and puree. Add half the diced onion, half the cilantro, oregano and lime juice to blender and continue to blend until incorporated. Add salt to taste. Pour into serving bowl and mix in remaining onion and cilantro.

Laura McIntosh cooks up meals live in New York

Laura McIntosh cooks up meals live in New York

This week, Lodi's own Laura McIntosh and the Flavor Kitchen team are live in New York City’s Times Square, bringing easy meal solutions to families across the U.S. and visitors below them.

Throughout this web series, McIntosh will lead her audience from everyday domestic settings straight to the Frito Lay Flavor Kitchen, where she works with Chef Stephen Kalil and his team works to create ideas and solutions for busy families.

Elk Grove emergency dispatchers honored

ELK GROVE - For the past several years, public safety agencies nationwide have recognized the pivotal role played by telecommunicators, dispatchers, communication operators and radio control personnel who utilize telephones, radios, computers and technical skills to provide support to law enforcement, fire services, emergency medical services and other governmental field personnel. Each year, the second week of April is dedicated to the men and women who serve as public safety telecommunicators. In 1991, Congress proclaimed this time as a nationally noted week of recognition.

In recognition of their outstanding service, the Organization of Public Safety Telecommunicators (OPST) hosted the 15th Annual Telecommunicators of the Year Awards Banquet on April 2, 2011 at the Citrus Heights Community Center.

Elk Grove emergency dispatchers honored

ELK GROVE - For the past several years, public safety agencies nationwide have recognized the pivotal role played by telecommunicators, dispatchers, communication operators and radio control personnel who utilize telephones, radios, computers and technical skills to provide support to law enforcement, fire services, emergency medical services and other governmental field personnel. Each year, the second week of April is dedicated to the men and women who serve as public safety telecommunicators. In 1991, Congress proclaimed this time as a nationally noted week of recognition.

In recognition of their outstanding service, the Organization of Public Safety Telecommunicators (OPST) hosted the 15th Annual Telecommunicators of the Year Awards Banquet on April 2, 2011 at the Citrus Heights Community Center.