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COACH ALEXIS RECOMMENDS...

COACH ALEXIS RECOMMENDS...
COCONUT CHIA PUDDING

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons chia seeds
½ cup coconut milk, unsweetened
1 tablespoon coconut flakes, unsweetened
1/8 cup cinnamon
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon maple syrup

Stir together chia seeds, coconut milk, coconut flakes, cinnamon, vanilla extract and maple syrup.  Cover and set aside for at least 10 minutes.

Top with ¼ cup of berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries or any other) and 2 table spoons of sliced almonds.

Ooh La La…Sacramento Self-Help Housing Presents 13th Annual “Let Them Eat Cake” on July 14

Ooh La La…Sacramento Self-Help Housing Presents 13th Annual “Let Them Eat Cake” on July 14

Sacramento Self-Help Housing, a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of homelessness in our region, is proud to present the 13th Annual “Let Them Eat Cake” in celebration of Bastille Day at The Grand Ballroom (1215 J Street in Sacramento) on Tuesday evening, July 14, 2015 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Music, dining and dessert lovers will indulge in a grand Bastille Day celebration with outstanding local cuisine, wines and beverages, cake tasting, soothing music and more.   Guests will enjoy listening to the sounds of the multi-talented musician Gabe Dixon and the dynamic Tender Cinders Band while viewing and bidding on artwork created by some of the region’s most exciting and groundbreaking new artists.  Each year, the “Let Them Eat Cake” fundraising event is scheduled on or near Bastille Day (note that Marie Antoinette is credited with coining the memorable “Let Them Eat Cake” phrase shortly before the Fren

Villa Toscano Winery celebrates Memorial Day weekend, 2015

Villa Toscano Winery celebrates Memorial Day weekend, 2015

Memorial Day weekend, 2015! 

Mariah Mulcahy of Villa Toscano Winery served, with a festive smile, wines that were a delight to the palate. 

As Mariah recently moved from San Diego and joined this Hidden Valley, with sparkling eyes and bright smile, she glowed as she filled wine connoisseurs’ beautifully labeled wine glasses with wines produced from the foothill vineyards, renowned for their deep fruit and color.  Served by Mariah included Zinfandel and Barbera among many others. 

The wine Mariah served demonstrating her talent for handling wine, she filled glasses at an angle without spilling a drop, one of which was a favorite: 2013 Sangiovese.  Now, that’s a wine server!

Antelope Summerfest - May 30th!

Antelope Summerfest - May 30th!

3nd Annual Antelope Summerfest – Concert and Family Event

Free family event with live concert by the Tone Monkey’s, community demonstrations and free games and activities for young people.

 

Antelope, CA – District 4 Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan along with Sunrise Recreation and Park District, Raley’s, Bel Air, Sacramento Metropolitan Fire, the Antelope Lions, Precision Orthodontics, California American Water, and Good Neighbors of Antelope are proud to present Antelope Summerfest on Saturday, May 30th 2015 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Activities will all be taking place at Antelope Community Park located at 8012 Palmerson Drive, Antelope, CA.

Activities

A COOL SUMMER TREAT! TRY THIS WATERMELON GRANITA.

A COOL SUMMER TREAT! TRY THIS WATERMELON GRANITA.

Have you noticed? All kinds of melons are showing up in our grocery stores...YAY!  A favorite summer treat, and you have lots of variety to choose from.  From honeydew to watermelon, they are so good and so good for you.  Try a sprinkle of cinnamon on your cantaloupe.  Throw some honeydew in your smoothie.  

Have you ever made a granita?  It is super easy and very satisfying summer treat.  Here is a great recipe from one of our partners, Whole Foods.