Lifestyle Picks

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

Geno's Garden
California Native Plant Society presents Wildflower Wonders this Saturday

Apr 12, 2012
California Native Plant Society presents Wildflower Wonders this Saturday

Elderberry Farms - a project of the California Native Plant Society, Sacramento Chapter. Come celebrate the season - spend a day in the "country" on the banks of the American River in Rancho Cordova - far from the freeway noises, where chickens and dogs wander freely, the sky is blue and birds entertain from...

Limit Reached
Online Dating Chronicles: Good On Paper

Apr 12, 2012
Online Dating Chronicles: Good On Paper

Yes, I went out on a date the other night. By all accounts it was a great date. I, however, am a crazy person. This is not news to the five people who frequent my blog. This guy was intelligent, charming, interesting, and funny. We have the s...

Pedal Clips
Puddles and umbrellas

Apr 12, 2012
Puddles and umbrellas

Runtime0:31 View countN/A It’s wonderful to wake up in the early morning and hear rain pattering on the rooftop, but it’s extremely difficult to crawl out of a warm bed and dress in layers of nylon to head out into …

Writing and PR with Melanie
Is your to-do list clogging up your life?

Is your to-do list clogging up your life?

I am the type of person who loves to make lists. I am also the type of person to take a lot on my plate. Sure, I can get everything done and it's all the best quality I can produce, but everyone is plagued with too much to do sometimes.It's important t...

Crazy for Crust
Recipe: Alligator pie

Apr 11, 2012
Recipe: Alligator pie

As a Christmas gift, Jordan's teacher had the kids make calendars. Each month has a theme. April's theme is "Alligator Pie," complete with a song and a recipe. So I couldn't resist doing this... Alligator pie, Alligator pie... If I don't ge...

The Blue Muse
A pedestrian rant: Can we all be more careful drivers and walkers, please?

A pedestrian rant: Can we all be more careful drivers and walkers, please?

Well, it feels like this some days. Photo credit."What'd you say?!" he yelled, jacking open the door of his busted up black Mustang. I believe I had uttered "Excuse me?"When I raised my hand in a "nevermind" gesture, he shouted, "Yeah, I didn't think s...

Poor Girl Eats Well
Recipe: Spring vegetable and Meyer lemon brown rice risotto

Recipe: Spring vegetable and Meyer lemon brown rice risotto

Ahhh, spring in Sacramento…  a time of renewal, of tiny buds blooming on trees, and sweet blossoms creating magical wonderlands along streets & sidewalks everywhere. That was back in January. In April, which is when the Sacramento valley has decided that winter shall now be, we have cold fronts, rain, wind, and more rain....

52 Kitchen Adventures
Brown butter grilled cheese

Brown butter grilled cheese

Happy National Grilled Cheese Month! I don’t know who comes up with these official food holidays, but I can’t complain about celebrating grilled cheese. Toasted bread and melted cheese is the foundation of an excellent sandwich. Tillamook invited me to participate in their National Grilled Cheese Month Recipepalooza, and I quickly began brainstorming. Grilled cheese...

Undercover Caterer
Nana Recipe Wednesday: Classic potato salad

Nana Recipe Wednesday: Classic potato salad

I have to tell you the truth Readers, there just isn’t a potato salad that even matches up to this one–not even close.  Now listen, I’ve had some decent potato salads at delis and at restaurants, and some serviceable salads elsewhere—but I always think to myself, “Gee, that wasn’t as good as Nana’s”.  You...

Girls on the Grid
Joining the Kale revolution: Quick and Easy Kale Salad

Apr 10, 2012
Joining the Kale revolution: Quick and Easy Kale Salad

Cross-posted from Just a Titch – read the full article here! Kale used to scare me. A lot. I welcomed it into my life via a soup a few months ago, but ever since then, I’ve slowly been adding it to salads and getting used to eating it more often. My cousin brought a...

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