Everything listed under: napa valley

  • How to Make the Most of #Summer Veggies!

    Grilled Veggies:

    Whatever veggies you like — toss them with olive oil, salt and pepper, and grill. We had leeks, peppers, zucchini and also grilled slices of ciabatta bread. We also roasted some potatoes in the oven (because I thought they would take too long to grill). 450 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until crispy and brown on the edges.

    Romesco Sauce:(Makes about 1.5 cups, keep leftovers in the fridge for a few days)1 red bell pepper, roasted, skin and seeds removed (instructions here)1 large, or 2 small slices of ciabatta, toasted with butter (or vegan butter)1/4 cup hazelnuts, blanched & peeled (instructions here, we did them together with the almonds)1/4 cup almonds, blanched and peeled2 garlic cloves2 tablespoons tomato paste + 3 tablespoons water (or 3-4 tomatoes, I just didn’t have any)1 tsp sweet paprika2 tablespoons red wine vinegar1/2 cup good olive oilred pepper flakes, to tastesalt & pepper, to tastePlace all ingredients except the olive oil into a food processor. Pulse until they’re well combined. Drizzle in olive oil and process until it becomes a thick paste. Taste and adjust seasonings.

    Adapted from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, by Deborah Madison 


  • Join us for a Summer Essentials Event!

    🌺 Join Pharmaca tomorrow & celebrate their June #Summer Essentials Sampling #Event on Thursday, June 1 from 11-3 PM 🌺

    #SummerEssentials is a #sampling & #shopping event based on helping customers get ready for the season with the key products they need to support an active summer #lifestyle! ⭐️ 

    ⭐️  Top 5 Summer Essentials! ⭐️ 
    1. Sunscreen (of course!)
    Replace it now if you’re still using last summer’s tube. And don’t forget to reapply every 2 hours.
    1. Cleansing wipes
    Great for taking off makeup, refreshing skin after a workout, cleaning little hands & so much more. 
    1. Instant hydration
    Grab a cool coconut water or stash an electrolyte packet or tab in your bag for an anytime dose of hydration. And don’t forget your reusable water bottle!
    1. A natural first aid kit 
    Keep a small bag on hand filled with bandages, an itch-relieving cream, antibiotic ointment, arnica and pain relief—and be ready for anything!
    1. Energy bars
    Pack a few in for between-meal snacks or a quick energy boost on the trail. Our bars offer clean nutrition from fruits, nuts, whole grains and more.


    #PharmacaLove 💙

  • Pure Barre #TechniqueTip!

    #TechniqueTip: When working the upper back during warm-up, keep arms still and use the shoulder muscles to draw shoulder blades together. Visit your Pure Barre today!

  • Join us in #Napa for a meet and greet with journalist Bianca Bosker!

    Event Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 4:00pm

    Featured Book: Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste

    Napa - Amateur drinker and professional tech reporter Bianca Bosker didn’t know much about wine—until she stumbled on an alternate universe of master sommeliers who could, after a single sip, identify the grape a bottle was made from, in what year, and where it was produced, within acres. Astounded by their fanatical dedication and seemingly superhuman sensory powers, Bosker set out to discover what drove their obsession, and whether she, too, could become a “cork dork.” Counterintuitive, compulsively readable, and hilarious, Cork Dork illuminates how tasting better can help us live better—and will change the way you drink wine forever.


  • You're Invited!

    You're invited to Heritage Eats's 2nd Birthday Party 🎉 

    Fun for all ages! Kid's Zone, Live Music, Happy Hour & Local Donations, May 7th 😎

    For more info visit www.facebook.com/events

  • Get 20% off @ Copperfield's

    Get 20% off everything this Saturday only in honor of #bookstoreday

  • Pure Barre Empowers You!

    Pure Barre empowers your body and mind to make you stronger, healthier, happier. 

    Try a free week today* https://goo.gl/5dDIo0 

  • Poached Egg over Quinoa Cake

    Pure Barre's Poached Egg over Quinoa Cake with Smoked Salmon and Jalapeno-Corn Salsa

    (serves 6)


    • 1 cup quinoa
    • 2 Tablespoons, butter
    • 10 large eggs, divided
    • 1 small red onion, diced small and divided
    • 15 spears fresh baby corn, sliced into thin rounds and divided
    • ½ cup fresh baby spinach or kale leaves
    • ¼ cup fresh dill, roughly chopped and extra sprigs for garnish
    • 1 slice bread, torn into tiny pieces (any bread you have will do)
    • 1 teaspoons kosher or sea salt, divided
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
    • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, sliced
    • ½ jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
    • 1 Tablespoon white wine vinegar
    • 6 slices smoked salmon

  • New Year, New You, Find Your Healthiest, Most Balanced Self.

    1) Take B12

    This vitamin is gaining in popularity for its ability to calm stress, boost energy, and even improve memory and heart health.

    2) Make the switch to natural cosmetics

    Did you know that 60% of what goes on your skin goes into your body? Time to make sure those lip glosses and concealers are as clean as possible.

    3) Get on a good probiotic

    Probiotics are essential to inhibiting the growth of harmful bacteria, promoting good digestion, boosting immune function and increasing resistance to infection. 

    4) Treat your face to topical vitamin C

    Vitamin C works powerfully on the skin to lighten brown spots, diminish wrinkles and protect from sun damage. 

    5) Upgrade your soap

    Amp up your daily bathing routine with French-milled soaps infused with shea butter, essential oils and other natural moisturizers.

    Read more on www.pharmaca.com/projectwellness