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Rubys Musings
Whirl Wind ….

The last few days has been a whirlwind. My opinion on some of it I shall keep censored and not say what is really on my mind. Safer that way. Last we chatted, my Mom was coming into town for the wedding of our oldest daughter. She flew in late W...

Appetizers
Sacramento Regional Restaurant Week to debut Oct. 1

Sep 19, 2012

Maybe there's a restaurant (or two or three) you've always wanted to try, but somehow have never gotten around to it. The inaugural Sacramento Regional Restaurant Week, Oct. 1 through 14, could be your window of opportunity. Hey, wait a minute... Is...

Appetizers
Foodies and the culinarily curious will gather in Stateline

Sep 19, 2012

Harrah's and Harveys in Stateline at South Lake Tahoe certainly know how to throw a party. The hotel-casinos proved it again last year with their Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival, which was over the top in a good way. Now plans are set for the third a...

Cowtown Eats
Half Off Bubbly By the Glass at Ella This Week

Sep 19, 2012

In celebration of its 5th Anniversary, Ella is offering all of its champagne and sparkling wines half off through Saturday, Sept. 22. The special prices (per glass) are: $4 Sparkling Wine, Gerard Bertrand, Cremant de Limoux, France $6 Sparking Wine,...

See The Sacramento River ... By Car
California History by the River: The William B. Ide (Monroeville) Marker

California History by the River: The William B. Ide (Monroeville) Marker

On the Sacramento River a little ways south of  Hamilton City is the site of long-vanished Monroeville.  In its day, Monroeville was the home of one of California's most prominent citizens--William B. Ide. Ide is commemorated on a marker on n...

The Blue Muse
The Daily Pixel: Sweet September

The Daily Pixel: Sweet September

What birthday would be complete withouta singing hamburger card, really? I've listenedto it at least a dozen times.Mr. T normally takes his birthday off from work. But what with all of his air show performances and general flying fabulousness, he decid...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
A fookin’ good book – The Dog Lived and So Will I

One of the perks of being a world famous blogger is that you are on the lists of PR companies who want you to pimp their products for them.  I am, surprisingly, picky about what I choose to tell you about.  First, the item has to mostly relate to can...

Baked Bree
Recipe: Chicken piccata

Sep 19, 2012
Recipe: Chicken piccata

You know how you make something a million times and then forget about it for 5 years? Yeah, that is what happened with chicken piccata. I used to make it at least once a week and then it fell out of the rotation. And that makes me sad because it is so delicious and...

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Appetizers
Legal concerns prompt a new draft of proposed food truck ordinances

Sep 19, 2012

Anyone thinking that changes to current mobile food vending ordinances would breeze through city hall was given a reality check on Tuesday afternoon. After numerous postponments, mobile food ordinances were heard before the city's Law and Legislation c...

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Bamboo and More
Adding interest in the garden: Variegated pink Eureka lemon

Adding interest in the garden: Variegated pink Eureka lemon

One of my favorite foliage plants in the front yard is actually a citrus tree: a variegated pink Eureka lemon. This variety was first discovered in 1931 in a Southern California home garden as a sport of the conventional Eureka lemon and is now widely ...

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