Lifestyle Picks

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

All Squared Up
Let them eat rice cakes?

Let them eat rice cakes?

There used to be a time when I worried about what food to serve our guests. Back then, when my house was more under control, preparing for guests meant a quick check that the sheets on the guest bed were in fact changed, a sanitizing of the bathroom, m...

Tahoe Truckee Outdoor
Adventure Sports Week in Lake Tahoe begins June 15

Adventure Sports Week in Lake Tahoe begins June 15

Lake Tahoe’s 10 days of outdoor sporting events, clinics, music, and film are coming June 15 through June 24.  They call it Adventure Sports Week and it’s about competition, as well as family fun.  All events take place in North Lake Taho...

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Game to 100
Old ‘Uncle Drew’ turns back the clock

Jun 13, 2012
Old ‘Uncle Drew’ turns back the clock

Here’s one of my persistent fantasies: I go to the Capital Athletic Club in Sacramento and get into a pickup game with the club’s best players, the ones who in real life tolerate my presence as a decent fifth man … Continue reading

52 Kitchen Adventures
Recipe: Sour cream waffles

Recipe: Sour cream waffles

Father’s Day is coming up this weekend, and who’s to say that dad doesn’t want breakfast in bed? I think that’s more associated with Mother’s Day (at least in my mind), but everyone loves to be pampered and have a nice meal prepared for them – especially in bed! I have the perfect fluffy...

Baked Bree
Recipe: Summer corn chowder

Jun 13, 2012
Recipe: Summer corn chowder

Well, we made it to NJ in one piece. As far as driving cross country goes, with 3 kids and a dog, it was a pretty easy trip. I am thankful to be settled for awhile, and spending more than a week at a time with my family. The thing about only getting to...

Glocal Girl
On taking paid vacation in Europe

Jun 13, 2012
On taking paid vacation in Europe

One of the greatest things about working in Europe are the generous holiday benefits. It's no secret that Americans are known for being hardworking and competitive and eager but this also means that sadly we take little vacation compared to the rest of...

Sacatomato
Recipe: Tomato green chili salsa

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Jun 12, 2012
Recipe: Tomato green chili salsa

Chiles were abundant in my garden last year- pasilla, long green, japona, piquillo and Hatch.  I’m particularly enamored with the Hatch, a slender, medium green pepper that can be mild or hot.  So much so it’s in the ground again this year.  Planning ahead now for salsa and fire roasted preserved chilies. Hatch, New...

A Girl And Her Fork
Recipe: Coconut milk chickpea and lentil curry

Jun 12, 2012
Recipe: Coconut milk chickpea and lentil curry

It must be "baby season" again. Seems like a lot of my friends are welcoming little bundles of joy into their lives this summer. One of my girl friends, Susan, just had her first baby so my friend Rose and I made arrangements to visit and bri...

Momservations
What are we going to do today?

Jun 12, 2012
What are we going to do today?

You may not like the answer if you ask Mom this question during summer vacation.

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TechWire
The three human factors that impact project success

Jun 12, 2012
The three human factors that impact project success

As Project Managers we feel our projects are successful if they come in on time, within budget, and deliver the solution we have been tasked to provide.  But, this is... Read more »

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