Farmer’s Market Adventures ($20), Late October

If you love farmer’s markets, the best thing you can do is go to a variety of them. This week I went to the one in the Oak Park neighborhood in Sacramento. It’s a small, intimiate gathering. Nothing like the gigantic and rather hectic one in Downtown Sacramento. If you’ve never been to the one […]

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Nope. It’s just Candy Corn Oreos *sweet!*

In classic Oreo style, a new flavor was introduced this week just in time for Halloween. No, it’s not pumpkin flavor, or even some type of candy bar and Oreo hybrid like “fun sized Snicker Oreo” or “party sized Kit-Kat Oreo”. It’s candy corn. Though it’s a bit anti-climactic and leaves folks wondering why, of all […]

Farmer’s Market Adventures: Late August 2012, $16

          Going to the farmer’s market on Saturday mornings have become a ritual for me. I’m able to pick up the fruits and vegetables I’ll be eating for about two weeks on this one day. I make sure not to go over my $20 max and I end up leaving with […]

The ‘you’ in high school knew more than you thought

In my senior year, my physics teacher made us write a letter to our future selves. I mean this quite literally. We wrote the advice we would give ourselves in five years, wrote down the names of a few good friends, and sealed the envelope. She promised to mail it to our home addresses in […]

3 things everyone can take away from being broke in college

Everyone has a “broke in college” story. The concept of being broke in college transcends time, unfortunately. All students come from a variety of life experiences that would make some more broke than others. Some people have financial support from family, others don’t. Others qualify for financial aid, lots of folks do not. Mostly every […]

College Cooking 101: The Avomelet

I’ve learned a lot about cooking while being in college. Because I’m on a limited budget, I make sure that: A. I buy raw fruits, vegetables, and grains because it’s cheaper that way and I learn how to cut, cook, and prepare it. The lessons don’t end in the classroom folks. Plus, buying foods that […]

Farmer’s Market Adventures: Late July 2012, $13

Sometimes farmer’s markets can get a bad rap. I’ve heard people complain about how expensive organic produce can be. I remember taking a trip down to Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco a year and a half ago on a Saturday afternoon.While on my way back onto the ferry, I was lured into a small farmers […]

“Fit On A Budget Series”: Does P90X work well for college kids?

For those who don’t already know, P90X is a 90 day work-out program that can be completed at home. It’s gained notoriety through its many infomercials and widely publicized success stories. For anyone who wants to get fit quickly, the program is very tempting, as Beach Body markets this program as one that will get […]