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(Not So) Proud Parenting Moment

(Not So) Proud Parenting Moment

Momservation: Parenthood is a journey made up of little moments that make you gaze upon your child, turn to your spouse and say, “Whose kid is this anyway?”

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Vegetable Evangelism

Vegetable Evangelism

Or, How a Vegetable Hater Bottomed Out and Then Saw the Truth, the Light and the Way of Anthocyanins.

Have I ever told you how much I hate vegetables? I hate them THIS MUCH!

That is, until recently. Something happened that has caused me to eat more vegetables in the last three weeks than I have in my entire life. Stuff I’ve never heard of, seen before or even knew existed.

I had 27 meat tenderizers but never owned a garlic press.

from a previous post entitled My Name is Margaret and I’m a Utensilaholic

Why no garlic press before now? Because I didn’t know what one was or how to use it. Or how to take garlic apart. Or how to cook it. Or anything!

So what happened to me? I found vegetable Jesus... Read More

Arden Hills Presents "Live With the Chef" Cooking Class on 3/25!

Arden Hills Presents "Live With the Chef" Cooking Class on 3/25!

Ahhh...asparagus! 

This wonderful ancient vegetable from the lily family is a great source of essential nutrients and very easy to prepare. Some say that in perfect conditions, the asparagus stalks can grow 12" in a single day and you can actually see them grow!

Come to learn, watch and taste as Wellness Chef Lothar Wakefield takes this amazing early spring vegetable from harvest to table during the next “Live With the Chef” cooking class on Wednesday, March 25 at 6 p.m. at Arden Hills.  This special monthly cooking class is focused on incorporating fresh ingredients designed for a healthy and well balanced diet. You're invited to join this ongoing adult cooking series - couples are welcome, too! Due to the popularity of this class, space is limited and reservations are required.

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7 Unusual Seafood Dishes to Try Soon

7 Unusual Seafood Dishes to Try Soon

Megan Myers

Cornmeal-Crusted Turbot with Tomato and Cucumber Salad

When it comes to fish, I used to get stuck in a rut. I’d reach for the few varieties I was familiar with and knew how to prepare, like salmon, tilapia, and tuna. While those fish can be the easy choice for the dinner table, there are literally other fish in the sea!

Once I began exploring the ocean of fish and seafood options, like sardines and clams, I found them to be so flavorful and surprisingly simple to prepare that I’m now on the lookout for more creative ways to use them... Read More

Water leak in Carmichael concerns area residents


The San Juan Unified School District has a leakage problem. A back flow device in the yard of the Special Needs field offices has been dripping water for quite some time, according to district officials. A News10 viewer who didn't want to be identified said it is a problem that has been going on for years.

"It's a complete waste. I'm in that field a lot with my dog and I've seen it year after year," said the woman. "We're in one of the worst droughts in history and this should have been taken care of a long time ago."

The Laundress is OUT

The Laundress is OUT

I’ve got a dirty little secret.

I’ve bought more underwear to delay doing laundry.

In my defense, the kid was ripping through chonies like you wouldn’t believe and obviously needed more BVD’s in his stock.