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Recipe: Nutella marshmallow cookies

Recipe: Nutella marshmallow cookies

I’ve been nominated for a blogging award! Please vote for me - it only takes a moment and you don’t need to create an account on the CBS site. You can vote once a day until September 9th. Thanks for your support! Can you believe it’s September already? I can’t believe summer is almost...

Munchie Musings
Not All Hawaiian Shaved Ice is Created Equal

Not All Hawaiian Shaved Ice is Created Equal

Lychee/Mango with condensed milk and custard What was your go-to flavor of snow cone as a child? Mine was rainbow. I liked the beautiful array of colors and the thought that I could get more than one flavor. Of course those flavors all melded into on...

Bamboo and More
Succulents: Living stones brighten late-summer doldrums

Sep 1, 2011
Succulents: Living stones brighten late-summer doldrums

Rumor has it there are people who actually prefer work to, say, gardening, but I’m definitely not one of them. Unfortunately, work does take up a large chunk of my time since I have to earn a living, and this week has been particularly busy. I haven�...

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Cowtown Eats
It’s Official: Temple Coffee Moving to 9th Street

Aug 31, 2011
It’s Official: Temple Coffee Moving to 9th Street

Last month, Sac Bee's Bob Shallit reported that Temple Coffee was considering a move from its iconic 10th St. location. Well, it looks like they've made the decision. Temple Coffee will close at its 10th St. location this Saturday, Sept....

State Park Closures Trip
Woodson Bridge State Recreation Area: Trip #8 of 70

Woodson Bridge State Recreation Area: Trip #8 of 70

After of mid-day visit to the Bidwell Mansion in Chico, Patty, Roxy and I headed thirty miles west for a short hike and possible swim at Woodson Bridge State Recreation Area, located halfway between Chico and Red Bluff. For anyone with a burning desir...

Travels with Toaster
Review: Brassica Mediterranean Kitchen and Wine Bar

Review: Brassica Mediterranean Kitchen and Wine Bar

While I haven’t spent my entire life in Napa, I am a native of this fine region. Five years ago this month, I was unpacking boxes, having just returned home from San Diego to go back to school. It was about a month after I got here that celebrity...

Sacramento Connect
CA Senate passes bill to ban toxic BPA from baby bottles

Aug 31, 2011
CA Senate passes bill to ban toxic BPA from baby bottles

A roundup of posts about the toxic chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, and its impact on human health.

Cowtown Eats
Fox & Goose to undergo multimillion-dollar expansion

Aug 31, 2011
Fox & Goose to undergo multimillion-dollar expansion

Fox & Goose, the iconic English pub at 10th & R, is set to expand its patio dining and add condos, reports Bob Shallit in the Sac Bee. The most immediate change, starting in weeks, will be the dock extension,...

Undercover Caterer
Nana Recipe Wednesday: Pound cake

Nana Recipe Wednesday: Pound cake

I know you’ve all had a slice of angel food cake, topped with some fruit and whipped cream.  Why not something a little richer?  Say, a nice velvety pound cake.  It just so happens that Nana can help you out with that.  A pound cake recipe, I mean. Speaking of Nana…..she’s been missing for...

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Read Between the Limes
Excited to share my garden with complete strangers: Arden Park Garden Tour Sept. 17

Excited to share my garden with complete strangers: Arden Park Garden Tour Sept. 17

My neighborhood is having their 2nd annual garden tour on September 17th, and lucky me, I've been asked to participate. As much as I might be stressing about how "unconventional" my garden is, I'm also very excited to share some of my passions with co...



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