Lifestyle Picks

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

The Spotted Lamb
Recipe: Homemade pumpkin puree

Oct 27, 2012
Recipe: Homemade pumpkin puree

When my boys were babies...well, younger babies that is, I made all of their baby food from scratch.  Not for any other reason than that they ate a TON of food -- I would have had to rob a bank to pay for the amount of store bought jarred baby food I would have...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Sierra Stages to present ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Sierra Stages to present ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Sierra Stages will present this magical comedy from February 28 through March 23 at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. The director is Jac Royce. The creative staff includes Mike Edwards (set design), Sharon Olson (costume design) and Erin Beatie (lighting design). Spells are cast, lovers are fooled and revelry flourishes as worlds collide in...

45 Journal
Thin ice: Delighting in first trip of season to Tahoe

Oct 27, 2012
Thin ice: Delighting in first trip of season to Tahoe

When we got our first rain, the Tahoe area got its first snow.  Yesterday was my first chance to get up there since the snow earlier this week.  Snow everywhere above about 4500 ft., but probably less than a foot left.  I only found two ...

Finding Our Way Now
Recipe: Halloween candy corn bark

Because it’s that time of the year, I decided to post a recipe instead of my normal wine/winery review. While I was searching for fun recipes for Halloween, I happened on this one that was in my Betty Crocker Halloween Cookbook. Yep, it’s a...

Baked Bree
Recipe: Lawnmover tacos

Oct 27, 2012
Recipe: Lawnmover tacos

I spend a lot of time in my kitchen. To keep myself occupied, I listen to podcasts. I have become obsessed with podcasts. One of my favorites is The Simple Mom Podcast. One of the episodes featured Jessica Fisher of Life as Mom. I started following her blog after hearing her on the show....

Foothill Agrarian
My first deer season: No catch, but worth the effort

Oct 26, 2012

As I posted earlier this month, I hunted for deer for the first time in my life this fall.  With just two days left in the season, I don't think I'll get a buck.  On the other hand, I was reminded each time I hunted this month that there are ...

HealthyCal.org
Tending to the child obesity problem

Oct 26, 2012

A UC Davis group consults informally to help a lawmakers find solutions to child obesity in his district. Could community gardens help?

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Awake at the Whisk
Recipe: Pumpkin black bean chili

Oct 26, 2012
Recipe: Pumpkin black bean chili

A beautiful fall day calls for a beautiful fall meal. Enter: pumpkin black bean chili. Oh lordy, this is good! I haven’t cooked or blogged in quite a while. I’ve [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other conte...

Guava Rose
Recipe: Busy day salsa soup

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Oct 26, 2012
Recipe: Busy day salsa soup

Some days you’re just running around all day. Yesterday was a day like that for me, and in between all my errands, I made a quick run to Trader Joe’s. The nice thing about going to Trader Joe’s, is that they always have some nice food...

Marc Valdez Weblog
Pieces and parts: Electoral map 2012

Oct 26, 2012
Pieces and parts: Electoral map 2012

This election has always been about the parts, not the whole: If you are a single female, living in Pasadena, working at a university, driving a Prius, shopping at Whole Foods, watching "The Daily Show," reading books by Anne Tyler, listening to music...

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