Lifestyle Picks

Editorial picks featuring lifestyle posts–food, travel, pets, bicycling, film, etc.

A Girl And Her Fork
Springtime Savory Dish : Asparagus Flan

Apr 14, 2014
Springtime Savory Dish :  Asparagus Flan


It's a bit hard to tell in the photo but the flan is actually more of a muted light green then yellow.

A few years ago, Mr.S and I took a little getaway to Seattle. We found a wonderful little rustic restaurant in the Capitol Hill neighborhood called Cascina...

Game to 100
With state agriculture using 75% of the water, does it really matter if you conserve in the garden?

Apr 14, 2014
With state agriculture using 75% of the water, does it really matter if you conserve in the garden?

  I spared the volunteer sunflowers yesterday and gave them a deep drink of water. I had been thinking of getting rid of them. My wife, who usually requisitions a patch of the “back forty” for her flower garden, announced … Continue reading

Undercover Caterer
Jen’s Secret Mashed Potatoes

Apr 14, 2014

Once upon a time, about one hundred years ago, I used to go out with this guy that lived in San Francisco with his friend.  His friends’ girlfriend and I became friends and we’d both visit on the weekends.  The boys lived in a Victorian that had been divided into 2 or 3 flats–I...

Crazy for Crust
Mini Fruit Tart Cheesecakes

Apr 14, 2014
Mini Fruit Tart Cheesecakes

Mini Fruit Tart Cheesecakes



I love cheesecake in any and all forms, but I especially love mini cheesecakes. Mini everything is better, don’t you think? These Mini Fruit Tart Cheesecakes are made perfectly using PHILADELPHIA cream cheese, and they’re...

Sacramento Vegan
Vegan options from the Star Ginger Food Truck

Apr 13, 2014
Vegan options from the Star Ginger Food Truck



For this week's blog article, I had intended to highlight another one of the food trucks that will be participating in SactoMoFo 7 on April 26th. But when I went to the River Walk in West Sacramento at lunchtime last week and tried to order a vegan meal at the...

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Sacramento Sidetracks
Spring Break & Easter Guide 2014

Spring Break & Easter Guide 2014

What an exciting week is upon us! There are all kinds of great activities to keep the kids busy while out of school for Spring Break and tons of ways to celebrate Easter! I’ve rounded up FUN outings for every day of the week! MONDAY – April 14 Photo with the Easter Bunny @...

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Crazy for Crust
Over 120 Fun Easter Desserts

Apr 12, 2014
Over 120 Fun Easter Desserts

Over 120 Fun Easter Desserts



Still looking for the perfect cute dessert for an Easter celebration? Look no further! We’ve collected over 120 super fun and cute Easter desserts, perfect for a class party or any Easter celebration! Find something you love today. **Please...

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The Sacramento Bee
Seeds: Showing off in Sacramento-area garden tours

Seeds: Showing off in Sacramento-area garden tours


Phillips and Rix Pink China Climber is among the rare roses in Sacramento’s Historic City Cemetery.

We all know how April showers bring May flowers (and hopefully, we’ll have a few of both). But April flowers have the power to bring out something else – crowds.

April’s...

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Foods for the Soul
“Table for Two” eCookbook Discount & Giveaway!

Apr 11, 2014
“Table for Two” eCookbook Discount & Giveaway!

An exclusive 25% off discount for the healthy eCookbook “Table for Two.” Plus 3 lucky readers will win their own copy!     Shortly after my guy and I started dating, I quickly realized that he rarely ate leftovers. In fact, he usually ignores them—except for spicy turkey chili, which acquires more heat the...

AutoGlo
Just call the 2014 Equus ‘Hyundai to the Max’

Apr 11, 2014
Just call the 2014 Equus ‘Hyundai to the Max’

Mark Glover’s AutoGlo car reviews also can be seen on the Business page of The Sacramento Bee’s website – via the “GALLERY: Reviews of new cars” link at www.sacbee.com/business

This review originally appeared in the March 2014 edition of the Northern & Central California Cruisin’ News published out of Folsom, California – mg


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