Lifestyle Picks

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

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...

Sean Ferguson’s Corner of the Universe
An interview With Sugar Ray Leonard about ‘Real Steel’

An interview With Sugar Ray Leonard about ‘Real Steel’

SUGAR RAY LEONARD (Boxing Consultant) is one of the legendary sports icons of the 20th century, whose very name epitomizes boxing and conjures the image of a champion. Leonard was host and mentor for the first, second and third seasons of the crit...

Crazy for Crust
Recipe: Chocolate malted shortbread with Melt Organic spread

Apr 22, 2012
Recipe: Chocolate malted shortbread with Melt Organic spread

I love trying new things. Well, not really. I don't love trying new foods. I've never had beets and I've never tasted mustard and I'm not going to, thankyouverymuch.

52 Kitchen Adventures
Recipe: Chocolate macarons with Nutella mousse

Recipe: Chocolate macarons with Nutella mousse

I’m hoping that the title made some of my regular readers squeal with delight – I promised 4 Nutella recipes coming up and we’re on #2 with this one! After my lightbulb moment making Meyer lemon macarons (I realized they are really just cookies with a few basic steps, nothing to be afraid of), I...

Hybrid Rasta Mama
Seven child and eco-friendly activities to honor the Earth

Seven child and eco-friendly activities to honor the Earth

Welcome to the Earth Day Blog CarnivalThis post is part of the 2012 Earth Day Blog Carnival hosted by Child of the Nature Isle and Monkey Butt Junction. Each participant has shared their practices and insights of earth friendly, environmentally consci...

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Writing and PR with Melanie
How to be invaluable to your boss

How to be invaluable to your boss

Don't know how to be the best public relations professional?I think of it as being a person who is invaluable to an employer. There are many ways to solidify your position in a company, but it requires a lot of hard work. Any employer can find a medio...

The Blue Muse
Welcome to my most embarrassing moment in the classroom

Welcome to my most embarrassing moment in the classroom

For an actual academic (and fascinating) discussion of stripping, see here. Photo credit."You were a stripper?!" he exclaimed, brown eyes wide as saucers, grin suggesting more approval than surprise."Yes, Alex, it was the classic Cinderella tale. ...

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