Lifestyle Picks

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

Sac Foodies
High Steaks dining review: You’ll definitely leave feeling like you hit the gastronomic jackpot

Apr 13, 2012
High Steaks dining review: You’ll definitely leave feeling like you hit the gastronomic jackpot

By Jon Schuller & Tracy Tierney Here’s what happens when two SacFoodies take a gamble on dinner at Thunder Valley Casino, just outside Sacramento in Lincoln. Puns, that’s what! And fine dining. A surprisingly elevated seven-course meal awaited us at the casino’s aptly named High Steaks steakhouse. Last month, we scored big time with...

The Blue Muse
A life cut short, remembering my first love

A life cut short, remembering my first love

At first I thought it was a sick practical joke. That post on Facebook, a cry for attention? And then I prayed for it to be. But no. An old friend, dead by his own hand. My childhood first love, gone.***He called me Smurfette. I'd teased him about his ...

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
MillerCoors acquires Fox Barrel Cider Co. in Colfax

“Bruce Nissen, of Colfax, had a dream of leaving the corporate world behind and creating a cider company. In 2004 he did just that, founding Fox Barrel Cider Company. In 2010, Fox Barrel became affiliated with the Crispin Cider Company,” the Auburn Journal is reporting. “Nissen’s dreams have suddenly changed, as the MillerCoors LLC...

A Blog from the Doghouse
Panic, Panic, Panic. The need for vigilance when it comes to dogs and chocolate

Panic, Panic, Panic. The need for vigilance when it comes to dogs and chocolate

I wasn't going to write this post. I'm totally embarrassed by my stupidity and can't believe I would let this happen. However, I felt like this is one of those things I have to share to remind people that no matter how well behaved your dog is - they a...

Foothill Agrarian
Lost Dogs and Social Media

Apr 13, 2012
Lost Dogs and Social Media

Wednesday afternoon, a fairly intense (at least for our Sierra Nevada foothill region) thunderstorm blew through Auburn.  We had lightening, thunder, wind, heavy rain and even some small hail.  The storm was intense enough and close enough th...

Munchie Musings
Recipe: Coke French onion soup

Recipe: Coke French onion soup

Coca-cola is a great ingredient for all sorts of dishes where you want the caramel flavoring and sugar. I've used it in BBQ sauce, pot roast, cakes, and more. Recently I was watching a food show where the chef was using it while caramelizing onions and...

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...

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