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InPRINT: Albert Camus and the Biggest Question of All

ColumnRead a book. Sustain your mind. I’m torn, often and about many things, including protests in the street. Make no mistake; I do support the movement(s) and those souls who hit the pavement (hello, Occupy) to make a newer and better world. I understand and have seen the power of […]

Foodie Underground: A Year in Review

ColumnFoodie Underground is turning one year old. Help us celebrate and win! “From supper clubs to mini farmers’ markets to beyond…weekly!” Those were the words of my editor last March. I had just finished writing a roundup of farmers markets around the country, and in the process, had found an […]

High Definition: Getting Romantic

ColumnKick away your traditional makeup routine and slip into something more romantic. Something inside of me wanted to kick away the obvious trends of bronzey skin and neon hues that dominate this summer season, so I rebelled with romanticism.  I’ve been playing make believe in the concrete jungles of New […]

heARTbeat: Qi Wei’s Exploded Flowers Portend the End of a Season

Qi Wei’s Exploded Flowers series explores the complexities of nature in order to appreciate its simple beauty. Artist Qi Wei says of his Exploded Flowers series, “The use of photography captures the beauty and intricacies of nature’s flowers in the moment of full bloom, and at the same time let […]

On Trend: Five Trench Coats for Spring

Trench coats never go out of style. We’ve picked out five to wear this spring. The trench coat is one of those classics that never really goes out of style. This spring, however, it’s a very on trend garment that you can wear with anything from cropped jeans to a […]

How Family Farming Revitalizes Local Economies

If you’ve been shopping at Northern California Farmers’ Markets for several years, you may have noticed that the farmer demographics are slowly shifting and that the farmers selling produce are more ethnically and racially diverse than in past years. You may also notice that many of these farmers are Latino. […]

Sex By Numbers: 10 Secrets To A Healthy Breakup

ColumnA weekly exploration into the sexually fascinating and provocative. This is Abigail Wick’s first column in her new expedition of Sex By Numbers, an ongoing look into the emotional and sexual  lives of the modern day woman. Follow her weekly here for insight and inspiration as she explores the “sex” […]

Foodie Underground: Would You Like a Scoop of Geoduck Ice Cream?

ColumnArtisanal ice cream gone wrong. Salted caramel ice cream. Orange coriander ice cream. Sweet summer corn buttermilk sherbert. The whole put-anything-you-can-find-and-see-if-it-works-in-ice-cream-trend is tasty at times, edgy at best, but has become so ubiquitous that off-color flavors rarely merit a reaction. That was until I saw the geoduck ice cream sign.

Foodie Underground: 5 Simple Serving Classics

ColumnServe your food up simple with these 5 classics. How often are we seduced by sexy packaging? All. The. Time. We live in a disposable world, full of plastic forks, coffee cups and styrofoam takeout boxes. At the same time, everywhere we turn we’re tempted to improve our culinary prowess […]

Reduce, Reuse, and Decoupage?

For the record, I am not a person who is interested in crafts. Whether it’s gluing seashells onto homemade greeting cards, scrapbooking, or painting acorns for a nature-themed centerpiece – none of it appeals to me on any level. If someone handed me a hot glue gun I would use it […]

Foodie Underground: Is Technology Killing Our Relationship to Real Food?

ColumnIn our modern, technology filled world, we’re busy, and so we cut corners, but food shouldn’t be one of them. Checking your iPhone during dinner is rude (well, unless you’re food porning it up… and even then, there are limits). But what’s worse? Making your iPhone your dinner partner. That’s right […]

High Definition: All That Glitters

ColumnWhen all that glitters includes your pretty face. It’s great when a woman feels comfortable enough to walk out of the house without a stitch of makeup on, but there are times when a part of our womanly nature craves putting on something with an eye-catching, glinting sparkle that dances […]

Eating Local and Organic By the Seasons

Okay, so you know how to shop the farmers’ market and you know that when you shop the farmers’ market, it’s easy to buy what’s local and in season because that’s what the farmers are selling. But most people still do the majority of their shopping in grocery stores. When […]

On Trend: Winter Whites

All shades of white are on-trend, especially if layered and mixed together. Even though it hasn’t been a very white winter in many places this year, that doesn’t mean we can’t be in that winter white mood. We’ll just have to dress the part instead. All shades of white are […]

Overcooked: Is Smoked Salt Almost Up in Flames?

Poorly used smoked salt is sort of like pornography. You’ll know it when you taste it. Used properly, it adds a subtle, elegant, nearly undetectable note to roasted meats, sliced tomatoes, bean dishes, and more. But sooner or later, you’re going to order a salad, soup, pasta, or dessert at […]

Foodie Underground: Cycled Coffee

Kombucha, organics, whole grains, kale – there’s a lot happening in the underground food movement that relates directly to living a healthier lifestyle – except for maybe cupcakes. Foodies have long understood the value of living a balanced lifestyle, and having an appreciation for good food is often teamed with […]

Sex by Numbers: 5 Ways Yoga Can Keep Men out of Bars

ColumnMen tired of looking for relationships at bars should consider a yoga class for a more healthy approach. Most of my columns are directed at the ladies, but I know plenty of men seek out Sex by Numbers to shore up on skills by which to shack up with the […]

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Sugar Addiction and Nutrition Labels: Foodie Underground

Would a revamped nutrition label help us deal with our sugar addiction? When you grab a food product off the shelf, do you look at the nutrition label? Chances are you do, but statistically more people look at the general nutrition facts than they do the ingredients. Our misunderstanding of […]

4 Years of a Column About Good Food: Foodie Underground

Four years of Foodie Underground means a lot of column writing. Here’s a look back. Something last week made me go and search for the first Foodie Underground ever written. I remembered that it was around springtime, but couldn’t remembered the month. As it turned out, my first column devoted […]

Foodie Underground: Is Technology Killing Our Relationship to Real Food?

ColumnIn our modern, technology filled world, we’re busy, and so we cut corners, but food shouldn’t be one of them. Checking your iPhone during dinner is rude (well, unless you’re food porning it up… and even then, there are limits). But what’s worse? Making your iPhone your dinner partner. That’s right […]

Foodie Underground: Everything in Moderation

ColumnHow does a foodie decide what to eat and what not to eat? It was early in the morning, NPR was on, and my mother and I were sitting at my kitchen table drinking tea. An interview came on the radio with an executive of a certain well known specialty […]

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