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Bamboo Geek
Notes from a radio interview: Top seven clumping bamboo varieties to create a perfect privacy screen…

Notes from a radio interview: Top seven clumping bamboo varieties to create a perfect privacy screen…

Had a great time today talking with Farmer Fred Hoffman on his 'Get Growing' gardening radio show on 650 AM KSTE.  The podcasted show can be heard here - Listen (9/18/11 broadcasts).So, in preparation for the radio interview I transferred my top s...

Bake It With Booze
Photos: Creative Cupcake Inspiration from the Gold Country Fair

Photos: Creative Cupcake Inspiration from the Gold Country Fair

No, we didn't win.  Alas.  They say that winning isn't everything, right?  Well, that may be true, but winning sure does feel pretty great, huh?  To put it technically, we didn't "place" BUT we are WINNERS just the same.  Okay,...

Sacramento Connect
Here’s what’s happening in our region this weekend

Sep 16, 2011
Here’s what’s happening in our region this weekend

A great roundup of fun events happening in our area this weekend, including a circus, garden tours, home tours, a brewfest, river cleanup, tasty fundraisers, a stone skipping competition, movie night, a heart walk, and much more.

Read Between the Limes
Garden inspiration: Get fun, funky with Talini’s Nursery

Garden inspiration: Get fun, funky with Talini’s Nursery

Talini's Nursery is a wonderland for fans of color and whimsy. Every item in the nursery seems to have a story, from their Mexican pottery (totally drool worthy, I want it all)........to Casper, their Horticultural Fetis Catus, and perhaps Talini's ve...

Munchie Musings
From Soil to Salad Bowl: A visit to Tanimura & Antle Farm

From Soil to Salad Bowl: A visit to Tanimura & Antle Farm

Field WorkersIn Part 1 of my visit to Tanimura & Antle I described the family history and how the business has spanned over three generations. But it's much more than those two families. They consider their entire workforce part of the fa...

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Baked Bree
Recipe: Salted caramel frosting

Sep 15, 2011
Recipe: Salted caramel frosting

Have you ever had a week where you were on the wrong day for the entire week?  All week, I was a day behind.  All day today, I thought that it was Wednesday.  I am so confused.  I never really caught up and my poor blog was neglected.  Something else that did not help...

52 Kitchen Adventures
Recipe: Back to school muffins

Sep 15, 2011
Recipe: Back to school muffins

Target is packed. With people, with notebooks and pencils, lunch boxes and backpacks. This can only mean one thing: back to school time. I know that for most of you this probably happened already, possibly weeks ago, but I live in a college town where school starts at the end of September. I’m just...

Indie Sacramento
Va-Va-Va-Vegan! From the Ana Apple Blog

Sep 14, 2011
Va-Va-Va-Vegan! From the Ana Apple Blog

This is a repost from the Ana Apple Designs blog. Ana is a member of IndieSacramento (see her shop profile here).I’m absolutely thrilled to announce Ana Apple’s new partnership with Never Felt Better, a kick-ass vegan shop opening up a brand-spanki...

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Foothill Agrarian
The Changing Role of 4-H and Future Farmers of America

Sep 14, 2011
The Changing Role of 4-H and Future Farmers of America

As I understand the origins of 4-H and Future Farmers of America, these organizations were created in part to educate farmers and ranchers through their children.  By teaching the latest production techniques to kids through the cooperative extens...

A Girl And Her Fork
Recipe: Hibiscus margaritas

Sep 14, 2011
Recipe: Hibiscus margaritas

If you're ever having a get together and want to serve a cocktail that's 1) easy to put together 2) looks sophisticated 3) tastes delicious --- then go with the hibiscus margarita. I made up a batch to take with me to a friend's last night an...

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