Lifestyle Picks

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

Munchie Musings
Recipe: Green and black garlic shrimp scampi with zucchini linguini

Recipe: Green and black garlic shrimp scampi with zucchini linguini

Spring is the time for green garlic. Look quick, because it will be gone from the farmers markets in the next week or so. I've never used it before and so I decided to buy a bunch a try a few things.I did try some straight green garlic butter sauce on ...

All Squared Up
Ten rules for making a memory quilt

Ten rules for making a memory quilt

 Ten rules for making a memory quilt:1.  Do make one for a complete stranger. It is much easier if you never met the person who died. 2.  Don't meet the widow. It is much easier when you don't know who you are making it for and have not ...

Game to 100
Failure is a teaching tool

May 21, 2012
Failure is a teaching tool

“Failure is not an option.” That was the headline in a recent New York Times article on grading in the nation’s graduate schools. The long-dreaded F grade has virtually disappeared from grad school life, the Education Life article said. When … Continue reading

Baked Bree
Recipe: Pineapple arugula mojito

May 21, 2012
Recipe: Pineapple arugula mojito

So far May has been a whirlwind. In a good way, but it is flying by. A few weeks ago, I went to Dole, and this week, I went to Minneapolis to visit General Mills International Headquarters. If you ever would have told me that this blog would have given me so many amazing...

Crazy for Crust
Recipe: Almond Joy pudding cookies

May 20, 2012
Recipe: Almond Joy pudding cookies

Well, were you able to figure it out after my teaser on Friday? It's Almond Joy Week!

Blue Thumb
Developing a landscape exactly as we wanted

May 20, 2012

Nothing from the day we moved into our home in Roseville, California, on February 11, 1986, had been done to improve irrigation efficiency in our landscape  with the exception of rebuilding the existing sprinkler system with low-flow sprinkler heads, ...

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52 Kitchen Adventures
Review: Ultimate Thin Mint truffle pops

May 20, 2012
Review: Ultimate Thin Mint truffle pops

Is there another food season as anticipated as Girl Scout cookie season? Sure, spring and summer give us wonderful fresh produce, but you can only get Thin Mints and Samoas once a year. This year, I ignored the cute kids at the supermarket, walked past them as they hawked their famous cookies. “I can...

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Ag and Culture
How to make homemade Camembert without buying new pots and utensils

May 19, 2012
How to make homemade Camembert without buying new pots and utensils

With my recent shift back to Sacramento (after the end of my internship milking goats) I was on the look out for ways to continue my dairy and cheese making education. Lucky for me, the Sacramento valley is a food producing mecca, with a blossoming int...

Sue Wilson Reports
Commentary: Standing up in Wisconsin and beyond for our rights in radio!

May 19, 2012
Commentary: Standing up in Wisconsin and beyond for our rights in radio!

Any time progressives try to get their views out over the radio, Conservative Talkers squawk that they are jeopardizing their rights of Free Speech.  I agree radio talkers have their rights.  But so do We the People, and it is time we stand ...

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Finding Our Way Now
Recipe: Roasted chicken breast with garlic and redskin potatoes

When I am in a pinch and need a really great meal without a lot of muss and fuss, this is one of my favorite “go to” entrées.  I love the flavors, simplicity and ease of this dish.  It is a pretty dish that works well for company. I foun...

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