Press Democrat Lifestyle RSS Feed Press Democrat RSS en-us Mon, 27 Jan 2020 00:00:00 PST (Ted Appel) 30 Copyright 2016 The Santa Rosa Press Democrat 180 18 <![CDATA[ How Fibershed ranchers, makers create clothing locally ]]> In this age of “fast fashion,” one local organization is working to provide an alternative, creating clothes and materials sourced regionally, rather than thousands of … ]]> Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:18:51 PDT <![CDATA[ 'Granny Houses By a Granny': Local architect, 94, pens book on small houses ]]> With the rules for accessory dwelling units being eased in the face of rising demands for housing, more people are looking for ways to tuck … ]]> Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:37:39 PDT <![CDATA[ Tired of the leftovers? Readers' favorite spots for a workday lunch in Sonoma County ]]> Forgot to pack a lunch for work? Deciding where to grab a quick and tasty workday lunch can be hard, so we asked readers about … ]]> Mon, 27 Jan 2020 11:38:47 PDT <![CDATA[ Where to get mouth-watering cheese served in an Instagram-worthy setting ]]> ‘It is impossible to think of any good meal, no matter how plain or elegant, without soup or bread in it.” So wrote legendary culinary … ]]> Mon, 27 Jan 2020 11:21:47 PDT <![CDATA[ Where to taste grenache wines in Sonoma County ]]> The grenache grape, responsible for some of the most delicious and expensive wines in the world, is an emerging darling on the local wine scene. … ]]> Fri, 24 Jan 2020 17:19:01 PDT <![CDATA[ These local doughnuts are worth $4, or more ]]> Justin Trudeau, the Canadian prime minister, has drawn criticism for buying $4 doughnuts for a cabinet meeting. But sometimes great doughnuts are worth every penny. … ]]> Fri, 24 Jan 2020 15:55:48 PDT <![CDATA[ Dear Abby: I'm pregnant, how can I get my husband to spend more time at home? ]]> Dear Abby: My husband and I have been married for eight years. He has always been independent. He works full time and goes to bars … ]]> Mon, 27 Jan 2020 09:22:12 PDT <![CDATA[ Ways to pay it forward: Help clean 3 local parks this February ]]> PRESERVE MAINTENANCE, JAN. 31Sonoma County: Help LandPaths with gardening, grassland restoration or infrastructure maintenance at the Ocean Song Preserve on Coleman Valley Road west of … ]]> Sun, 26 Jan 2020 10:44:02 PDT <![CDATA[ A new spin on life: Local family trades car trips for bike rides ]]> When Cherie Barnett applied for a job with the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition two years ago, she was bluntly honest about her lack of cycling … ]]> Mon, 27 Jan 2020 09:51:11 PDT <![CDATA[ Grow flowering tobacco for an ornamental outdoor plant ]]> FLOWERING TOBACCO (NICOTIANA) ARE VERSATILE ornamental annual garden flowers for both sun and shade. They are related to and resemble the smoking type of tobacco … ]]> Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:58:42 PDT <![CDATA[ Best places to eat oysters in Sonoma and Marin – we tried them all so that you don’t have to ]]> Discover the best oyster-eating spots on this slightly-off-the-beaten-path tour from Petaluma through Tomales to Valley Ford. Read more here. … ]]> Wed, 22 Jan 2020 11:48:33 PDT <![CDATA[ Healdsburg workshop separates gardening fact from fiction ]]> FULTONFree trees for fire victimsAre you a homeowner who lost trees in one of the recent wildfires? If so, you’re eligible to receive a free … ]]> Fri, 24 Jan 2020 15:58:25 PDT