Lifestyle Picks

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

The Farmer Fred Rant
Starting an Urban Farm? This Site Can Help.

Starting an Urban Farm? This Site Can Help.

As local food has gained popularity, more city folks are growing food in their own backyards. Now they have a new online resource to consult about urban farming. The University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources has launched a ...

Girls on the Grid
Girls on the Grid 4th of July Roundup

Jul 3, 2014
Girls on the Grid 4th of July Roundup

By the Editors The 4th of July is one of those holidays where thousands of locals like to skip town and head for Tahoe, San Fran, or (insert any beach town). But if you’re someone who likes to stick close to home and are looking for something fun to do locally, here is our GOTG...

Tates Kitchen
zucchini soup

zucchini soup

It is hot. We do not have air conditioning in this house. I do not want to be in the kitchen. But then the new issue of Food & Wine shows up so here I go, into the kitchen. I had picked up a few zucchini from Hearty Fork Farm last weekend whic...

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Undercover Caterer
London Bites

Jul 2, 2014

Hi again from London!  Just thought I’d give you a wee glimpse of some of the things we’ve been noshing on here and there, besides beer. Crisps, of course (AKA potato chips).  You know I love a good potato chip and England’s Walker brand (which I suspect is the same as Lay’s) has some...

Dr. Melissa Arca
Should parents worry about the “summer slide”?

Should parents worry about the “summer slide”?

So I have these books that I bought in preparation for summer. You know the ones. The ones to bridge your kids through summer onto the next grade. So their minds don’t turn to mush. So they don’t have to relearn everything from the grade before. You know, I want to be a good,...

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Girls on the Grid
PRIDE is Alive and Well in Sacramento

Jul 2, 2014
PRIDE is Alive and Well in Sacramento

By Laura Braden LGBT pride is in the air from here to the Bay Area – it’s that fantastic time of year where thousands turn out to support equality and celebrate diversity. Yes, there are parades and festivals (Sacramento, San Francisco) but this year, the LGBT Community Center launched the first annual PRIDE Awards...

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Vegetarianized
Chef Paul’s Mushroom Salad

Jul 1, 2014


Girls on the Grid
4th of July Recipes with a Twist

Jul 1, 2014

By Cristina Guccione “Take me out to the ball game, Take me out with the crowd; buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack, I don’t care if I never get back!” This 4th of July the San Francisco Giants are playing the San Diego Padres at 3:40 p.m.  If you don’t have plans to be in San...

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Baked Bree
Texas Tommy Dogs and Cheeseburger Sliders

Jul 1, 2014
Texas Tommy Dogs and Cheeseburger Sliders

We are about 95% moved in and settled and I cannot wait to get back into the kitchen (don’t worry, I made sure that I would have lots of things saved to share with you this summer). We are in love with the Cape and have done lots of exploring along with unpacking, unpacking,...

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52 Kitchen Adventures
Recipe: Cherry Galette

Recipe: Cherry Galette

Tweet It’s finally summer! I love this time of year, when there are tons of amazing seasonal fruits and veggies to enjoy. Last month I visited Salvador Family Farm in Brentwood, California, where they do U-pick cherries. It’s a small 10 acre farm, but don’t let that fool you – the trees were chock full of...

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