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Awake at the Whisk
Rules for Living la Vida Locavore

Jun 28, 2012

It’s easier to view locavorism as a lifestyle rather than a diet. Diets are time-bound, one-off, intensive commitments that are fleeting. Lifestyles stick around for, well… life. These ‘rules’ are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my...

Bamboo and More
Garden Inspiration: A Visit to Worth’s Paradise in Mill Valley

Jun 28, 2012
Garden Inspiration: A Visit to Worth’s Paradise in Mill Valley

Worth’s Paradise is the third garden I visited a few weeks ago as part of the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program. It was actually the first garden I toured but since I took more photos there than at any of the others, it took me a while to go t...

Brown Thumb Mama
Frugal Flop: Balsamic Vinaigrette

Jun 27, 2012

Tonight was Leftovers Night, which means that dinner was a hodge-podge of different entrees from the last couple of days. In an attempt to have some part of the meal be homemade (and not just reheated), I decided that I'd make balsamic vinaigrette from...

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Things to do in Sacramento and beyond
Do you have ‘Most Embarrassing Living Room in America’?

Does your living room make you cringe? Are you ashamed of its tackiness, outdated furnishings and clutter? Do you avoid house guests so they won't see just how awful one room can be? If so, you may have a winner. HGTV and HGTV magazine are looking for...

Geno's Garden
For the birds! How to make a tea-cup bird feeder

Jun 26, 2012

Most of the garden lovers I know, also love birds, cats, dogs ... Here's a cute project for the birdies ... it's from Pinterest. Click thru on the links below to get directions. Source: animals.desktopnexus.com via Jeannie on Pinterest

Bamboo and More
Desert rose in bloom

Jun 25, 2012
Desert rose in bloom

Last year I became interested in caudiciforms and pachycauls, plants with swollen stems or trunks that serve as water-storage organs. Just take a quick look at these Google image search results to get an idea of the variety of plants that fall into the...

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Blue Thumb
What’s Happening in the Wonderful World of Water

Jun 24, 2012

Greetings Blue Thumb Blog readers.   Has this weather been terrific or what? I suppose it seems that I’m always noting the weather. Well, I’m ecstatic because there have been some great “happenings” — events and projects ...

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The Sacramento Bee
NASCAR tries innovative ways to lure fans

Promoting a NASCAR Sprint Cup race used to be straightforward. Open the gates, and the RVs rolled in. But races like today's Toyota/Save Mart 350 no longer can rely on diehards. From food to family extras, the fan experience has been revved up ...

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Sacramento Vegetable Gardening
The Duke rides again

The Duke rides again

Wrong Duke!It was that night where I could not sleep when I first discovered you. I remember it almost as if it were yesterday. Nels Christenson had once again provided us with a gift of four avocados from the Bacon Avocado tree growing in his side yar...

Bamboo and More
Manfreda gets eviction notice

Jun 23, 2012
Manfreda gets eviction notice

Every now and then I look at a specific plant in my garden and I say, you’ve got to go. I’ve reached that point with my Manfreda ‘Spot’.   What’s a manfreda, you might ask, and why is it getting kicked out? The 20+ species of manfredas...

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