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Don’t steal my idea!

Oct 15, 2012
Don’t steal my idea!

Here’s the thing, when I want to be, I am a good cook. When I can muster up the gumption, whatever I make is usually pretty tasty. The problem is varied. Sometimes I’m just too damn tired after work to … Continue reading

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Crazy for Crust
Crazy Sweet Tuesday

Oct 15, 2012
Crazy Sweet Tuesday

It’s that time again! Time for Crazy Sweet Tuesday where sugar can save the day. What a week so far. And it’s only Tuesday! Anyway. Have you registered for Online BlogCon yet! The conference starts in less than a week! *Gulp* If you’re thinking about registering, do so quickly! Registration ends on Friday October...

Appetizers
Autumn in Wine Country: riding, sipping, supping

Oct 15, 2012
Autumn in Wine Country: riding, sipping, supping

Instead of getting in the car and jumping from winery to winery, Lynn and I decided to tackle the Napa Valley in three installments this past weekend, beginning with a morning bike ride, finishing with some grub, and visiting a winemaker or two in betw...

Stealth Cooking
Recipe: Curried kuri squash

Oct 15, 2012
Recipe: Curried kuri squash

I had a tasty curried squash at a Thai restaurant in Marysville, Washington. That was last December, and now that it's fall and I'm seeing squash everywhere, I'm thinking fondly of that squash dish again. Seeing this red kuri squash also called fo...

Cavegrrl
Meet the Diestels and their turkeys

Oct 15, 2012
Meet the Diestels and their turkeys

Last week, I was invited to a dinner, farm tour, and luncheon sponsored by Whole Foods and the Diestel Turkey Ranch. Also invited were other members of the media and freelance writers. Luckily, Andy was also able to join me for the trip. Last year, I was introduced the the Diestel brand when Whole...

Cowtown Eats
Free Latte from Starbucks Today

Oct 15, 2012

In an effort to promote their new Verismo home coffee machines, Starbucks is giving a free Verismo-made latte at company-owned stores tonight this evening, Monday, Oct. 15, from 4 to 6 p.m. Starbuck's Verismo machines are single-serving coffee pods, si...

Sacramento Magazine
Try It: Five Favorite Seafood Dishes from Local Restaurants

Try It: Five Favorite Seafood Dishes from Local Restaurants

Salmon Plate, Café Bernardo Try It: 5 Local Seafood Dishes by Kira O'Donnell   I’ve been in serious seafood mode recently. Here’s five local dishes I’ve relished that I can enthusiastically recommend:   Classic Garlic Scampi Suede Blue I happily slurped up Suede Blue’s delicious fettuccini pasta, drenched in an aromatic garlic, butter and...

Sacramento Magazine
Nothing Bundt Cakes Comes to Sacramento

Nothing Bundt Cakes Comes to Sacramento

Nothing Bundt Cakes Comes to Sacramento by Kira O'Donnell   Sweet tooths, take note: a unique cake store has just settled into Sacramento’s Loehmann’s Plaza. Nothing Bundt Cakes, which has franchises all over the country, offers an array of – what else? – bundt cakes that are baked fresh daily using “real eggs, real...

Cowtown Eats
Daily Dining News: Second German-style bar coming to Sacramento

Oct 15, 2012

First there was LowBrau, a German bar replacing Lounge on 20. Now, comes word that a second German-style Der Biergarden is coming to midtown, says Cindy Baker in Sac Press. Sean and Erika Derfield, who own the River City Saloon...

A Year in Wine
Blue Heron Hop Yard Hop Sac: A beer whose crafting vintners especially might appreciate

Oct 15, 2012
Blue Heron Hop Yard Hop Sac: A beer whose crafting vintners especially might appreciate

Beer break. Or, as California winemakers are fond of noting, it takes a lot of beer to make a lot of wine. Not that they add beer to wine, but during the long hot days of harvest beer looks to be the beverage of choice for cellar rats. Just stop by a c...

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