Lifestyle Picks

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

Poor Girl Eats Well
Recipe: Kale, quinoa and fresh strawberry salad with Minneola vinaigrette

Recipe: Kale, quinoa and fresh strawberry salad with Minneola vinaigrette

Have you ever had one of those weeks (months, years) when everything that could go wrong does go wrong, to the point where it goes beyond tragic and right into comical? That’s been my life lately, and at this point I don’t know whether to break down into sobs or laugh maniacally at the...

Limit Reached
Online Dating Chronicles: Lists and spreadsheets

Apr 23, 2012
Online Dating Chronicles: Lists and spreadsheets

Confession: I keep a list of the names of the guys I've gone out with on an actual date. It's a simple list. I don't have any comments about the dates or how they went...that's what my blog is for...kidding! I keep it as a reminder. A name can tr...

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Pretty Yummy Foods
Recipe: Roasted cauliflower and orzo salad

Recipe: Roasted cauliflower and orzo salad

Well it’s about stinkin’ time! I don’t know about you but the moment winter begins I patiently wait for summer to return. Don’t I enjoy the holidays you ask? Sure, but wouldn’t they be so much better if it were

A Girl And Her Fork
Recipe: David Chang’s pickled shiitakes

Apr 23, 2012
Recipe: David Chang’s pickled shiitakes

Can you believe it's Monday already? And how HOT it was this weekend? Hope you survived. I know the AC was turned on over here. This weekend really seemed to whiz by. Mr. S. didn't have the kidlets this weekend so we got some stuff done around his casa...

Nanny Goats in Panties
SCBWI: How to make an entire conference about one person

SCBWI: How to make an entire conference about one person

Did you have a good weekend? Oh good, okay we’re done talking about you, let’s talk about me. I did a little presentation at a conference in Rocklin, CA, on Saturday for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, or SCBWI, pronounced “scubb wee” among the dark seedy underbelly of children’s book writers....

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Hybrid Rasta Mama
Recipe: Nourishing chai tea breakfast muffins

Recipe: Nourishing chai tea breakfast muffins

I am in love with chai.  I could drink a one gallon chai tea latte every day.Seriously. In a quest to combine my love of chai with my love of cupcakes, I stumbled into a new breakfast creation that is GAPS legal!  Whoo hoo!  It is prote...

California Rice Commission
Marching Koi, Car Alarm Birds and a taste of home in Hawaii

Marching Koi, Car Alarm Birds and a taste of home in Hawaii

By Jim Morris, CRC Communications ManagerHow does one react when they first see paradise? I vividly remember when as a youngster I first viewed Yosemite Valley. Staring up at Half Dome and El Capitan sent a flock of butterflies in motion inside of me....

Game to 100
Commentary: Summitt should return $1 million bonus

Apr 23, 2012
Commentary: Summitt should return $1 million bonus

I am an admirer of Pat Summitt, who coached the University of Tennessee women’s basketball team for 38 years. As a player and coach, she helped change the face of the women’s game, taking it from being a poor cousin … Continue reading

Undercover Caterer
Recipe: James Beard’s broiled shrimp appetizer

Recipe: James Beard’s broiled shrimp appetizer

My regular readers probably know all about my love and admiration for Mr. James Beard (1903-1985), American food authority, but if you’re new here, maybe you don’t.  Here’s the deal.  I LOVE THIS MAN.  He was such a champion for food in general, but especially regional American cuisine–and helped regular Americans realize they could...

Baked Bree
Recipe: Easy lemon curd

Apr 23, 2012
Recipe: Easy lemon curd

Did y’all have a good weekend? We had a fabulous one. We are doing the big pre-move purge. There is something very rewarding about downsizing and organizing. I like moving to a new place and being semi-organized when we get there. It makes the whole process so much easier. The kids seem to adjust...

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