03 Mar 2011

East Bay Unwrapped: What Does Your Garden Grow?

1. Tomatoes: The tomato selection at your local horticultural center can be overwhelming. There are Romas, San Marzanos, Killer Tomatoes, etc. Here’s where my advice comes in handy. Cherry tomatoes, specifically the Super Sweet 100 variety, proved to be an unstoppable force in my garden. I only had one plant,

Mia Di Pasquale - Scroungy Scribbler 0
04 Oct 2010

FREE Outdoor Screening of Locally Made Shorts at El Rio!

The experience of a drive-in movie is second to none. There is the chance to relax in your car, find the best position to see through the dirty windshield and if you’re lucky, maybe even trying to get a little cozy over the stick shift. Sadly, drive in theaters have

Monica Miller - The Intern 0
03 Jul 2010

Step Right Up and Go to the Marin County Fair

County fairs are one of my favorite things about summer.  Call me crazy, but the combination of fast rides, funnel cake, caramel apples, games and carnies makes me feel like I’m 11 again, which in this case, is a good thing.  It has been a long time since I got

Alison Lambert - Half Price Headliner 0
21 Mar 2010

DIY Summer Sangria, aka "Mom's Special Punch"

When I was younger, my mom really loved fruit punch.  Everywhere we went — soccer games, my middle school orchestra concerts, Applebee’s — there my mom would be with her plastic to-go cups bought in bulk from Costco (née Price Club) filled with extremely pungent, blood-red juice. OR SO I

Christy Jovanelly - Cheapskate Commentator 3