Lifestyle Picks

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

Hybrid Rasta Mama
There is no universal truth when it comes to parenting

There is no universal truth when it comes to parenting

Welcome to the I Am Mom! Enough! Carnival hosted by Jennifer at Hybrid Rasta Mama and Mandy at Living Peacefully with Children.This Carnival is dedicated to empowering ALL parents who practice and promote and peaceful, loving, attachment parenting phil...

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Budget Travel Adventures
A taste of Paris, Lebanon, and how to eat at McDonalds when traveling

A taste of Paris, Lebanon, and how to eat at McDonalds when traveling

You’ve spent days or weeks traveling.  You’re tired, a little hungry, but you just don’t want to find some local place to eat. You want to connect with the locals, experience the culture, and see the sights.  Then it hits – you are homesick and want something familiar. You walk along the streets when...

Crazy for Crust
Recipe: Red, white and blue cupcake tops

May 27, 2012

Happy Memorial Day! Whatcha all up too? Wait, what? You're not reading blogs on your day off?

52 Kitchen Adventures
Recipe: Mini peanut butter chocolate ice cream sandwiches

Recipe: Mini peanut butter chocolate ice cream sandwiches

I have a fondness for miniature things; they’re just so cute. Case in point: while I was looking for some adorable images of mini things, I ran across this tumblr of tiny animals. Warning: you may get sucked in and lose 10 minutes of your day looking at precious images like this one: Image...

Tahoe Truckee Outdoor
About the Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway

About the Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway

The Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway is a nonprofit organization that intends to complete a 116 mile bikeway from Tahoe City to Pyramid Lake. The founder, Janet Philips, went public with the bikeway concept in 2003. Support and cash have been growing ever since...

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In Search of the Finer Things
Recipe: Mildred’s strawberry shortcake

Recipe: Mildred’s strawberry shortcake

 Last year, I read a delightful memoir called Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression. The author, Mildred Armstrong Kalish, relates lots of wonderful stories and makes you feel like you're sitting ...

Finding Our Way Now
Recipe: Shirred eggs with ham & tomato sauce

Breakfast is one of my favorite meals.  My biggest challenge when making it is the time it takes to do it right when I have a very busy day ahead.  I know it isn’t a good excuse but it still represents a challenge for me.  However, when it com...

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Bamboo and More
First prickly pear flower of the season

May 25, 2012
First prickly pear flower of the season

I love opuntias although—or because—they aren’t soft and cuddly. I wish we had room for one of the larger species, like the almost spineless Opuntia robusta shown here. But since we don’t, I’m making do with a few smaller potted specimens. I...

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Bake It With Booze
Recipe: Blueberry pie with limoncello lemon curd

Recipe: Blueberry pie with limoncello lemon curd

Blueberry and lemon are two of my very favorite flavors, and together? It's a winning combination. Blueberries are delicious, but I think their subtle sweetness is even better when juxtaposed with tart lemon. With the deep blue color of the berries plu...

AccessLocal.TV
To serve the cities of Sacramento County

May 25, 2012
To serve the cities of Sacramento County

During our twenty-five year history, Access Sacramento has developed strong relationships with many public and private institutions, media organizations, and businesses. During the past two-years ...

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