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The Farmer Fred Rant
Pruning Tomatoes: Don’t You Have Anything Better To Do?

Pruning Tomatoes: Don’t You Have Anything Better To Do?





Once again, two tomato care questions have reappeared here: "Should I prune off  (snip off, pinch out) the first tomato flowers that appear, in order to get more tomatoes later?" And, "Do I need to prune my tomato plants?"

Those early tomato flowers, especially if the...

Sacramento Sidetracks
Weekend Top 10: April 17th – 19th

Weekend Top 10: April 17th – 19th

Enjoy music and dance at a family CULTURAL CONCERT. Friday FREE See a shadow puppet performance and then make your own at SHADOW PUPPETS WITH ARTBEAST. Saturday FREE Listen to live music and see a Mad Science show at the CELEBRATE THE EARTH FESTIVAL in Roseville’s Mahany Regional Park. Saturday FREE Play games and...

Girls on the Grid
Asking for What You’re Worth

Apr 17, 2015
Asking for What You’re Worth

By Nikki Moore (Guest Contributor)  I have been perpetually underpaid. Nationally, women earn $.78 cents to a man’s dollar. While... read more

Girls on the Grid
Cocktails for a Cause

Apr 16, 2015
Cocktails for a Cause

By Erica Root Two years ago I found myself in a position that many people can relate to: I was... read more

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Baked Bree
Jenny’s Crumb Cake

Apr 16, 2015
Jenny’s Crumb Cake

A few weekends ago I went to see my friend Jenny in Vermont. I had been looking so forward to going to her house to see her garden. Even in the dead of winter, you can tell that amazing things happen in there. Jenny is the most incredible gardener and I drool...

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Girls on the Grid
GOTG Profile: Jessica Kriegel and In The Sac

Apr 15, 2015
GOTG Profile: Jessica Kriegel and In The Sac

By Laura Braden Every now and then you meet someone who makes you happy and proud to live in Sacramento.... read more

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Guava Rose
Strawberry Rhubarb Piece of Pie Parfait

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Apr 14, 2015
Strawberry Rhubarb Piece of Pie Parfait

strawberry Rhubarb Piece of Pie Parfait, top sideThe thing about pies are that they usually take at least an hour to bake. To cut down on the time, and a bit on the calories, I’ve been enjoying a deconstructed “taste” of pie by making the filling and crust separately. Strawberry...

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Baked Bree
Corn, Bacon, Basil, and Cheddar Quiche

Apr 14, 2015
Corn, Bacon, Basil, and Cheddar Quiche

I have been on a big quiche kick lately. There is a great little coffee shop in Woods Hole called Pie In The Sky that makes my favorite quiche around. The crust is a little sweeter than what I would normally use for a quiche, but that is why I love their...

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Girls on the Grid
The Last Name Debate

Apr 14, 2015
The Last Name Debate

By Kristen Flowers   Here is a fun experiment for you to try on your husband. Ask him if they... read more

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Sacramento Vegan
Vegan in Gualala

Apr 12, 2015
Vegan in Gualala



My husband Phil and I took a drive up the coast and spent the weekend in beautiful Gualala. I wasn't able to find out much before we left about whether I'd have any trouble finding vegan options there, so I took along some bananas and a couple of breakfast items...

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