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20 The Arts

6 Editor’s Note 8 Click 9 What’s Up 10 Get to Know – Rachel Lopez and Kirsten Vernon 12 FYI 16 Calendar 18 Shelf Life 30 Swag 32 Home Design 48 Dine – Z Pie 50 Dine – Willow Café & Sweetery 52 Restaurant Guide 54 Taste 56 WordPlay 58 Escape – St. Augustine 62 Introducing 64 Outtakes 66 Tom’s Take

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nstead of pledging self-improvement right out of the gate this year, it occurred to me to take some time to reflect on my accomplishments this past year. I know that may sound like any one of the following: cheesy, complicated, or perhaps too time consuming for the Kentucky-Derby-paced lives we lead. But hear me out. When I read an email recently that suggested we do this every year just as we take part in the tradition of making resolutions – I thought to myself, “Yes, instead of thinking of all our shortcomings first…how about we allow ourselves to take credit where credit is due for a change.” And just so we’re clear, an accomplishment does not necessitate you climb Mt. Everest or open an animal shelter. In my dictionary (this is where relativity comes into play), a triumph is anything you’ve done that has resulted in a positive outcome. I let my mind wander back and came up with a list of personal kudos. It felt good; better than thinking about all that I’ve yet to accomplish. Here’s one achievement from my notes: I workout now... and it’s wonderful! A year prior, a kettle ball was a very foreign object. I could easily dwell on the negative and say, “I should work out more often.” But not this year, I’m doing something new, I’m keeping balance on the brain (and internal criticism to a minimum.) Something else novel to me – a detox diet. I’ve had a few friends over the years participate in a myriad of so-called “cleansing” eating regimes, some involving only cayenne pepper, lemon juice and water. That certainly can’t be which ones are? Kourtney Jason clears up the issue in “Coming Clean: The Skinny on 5 Detox Diets” that includes the most popular diets and notes from local doctors on both their effectiveness and safety. To round out this issue – in which we celebrate health in the new year – Jenn Thornton shares some secrets to success for streamlining your fitness goals in “Your Best Body: Fitness and Food Tailored to You.” It’s simple: find your body type and follow the rules meant for your figure – whether you’re shaped like a fruit or a stick, feel and look better with these customized exercises and foods... just a few pages away. Start 2013 with something new...and your old friend, Style! — Desiree

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Whether you’re a vegetarian, vegan or just want to add plant-rich recipes to your current weekly menu – new cookbook The Karma Chow Ultimate Cookbook: 125+ Plant-Based Vegan Recipes for a Fit, Happy, Healthy You by Melissa Costello (HCI Books, 2012, $18.95) offers simple yet tasty alternatives to our sinful favorites such as mac & cheese, burgers, shepherd’s pie and more. How do Euphoria Nuggets sound? Get this recipe and more.


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elcome to 2013 – here’s to a happy and healthy new year!...On November 27, an improved freeway interchange and more than six miles of new carpool lanes were unveiled on Highway 50 in El Dorado County at a ribbon-cutting event. The ceremony at the Mother Lode Drive Park and Ride culminated approximately five years of work that created an estimated 1,800 jobs, said El Dorado County Transportation Commission Senior Transportation Planner Dan Bolster. Improvements were made on the Missouri Flat Road interchange and between Missouri Flat Road and Placerville Drive; carpool lanes were added from Bass Lake Road to Cameron Park Drive...Congrats to Lieutenant Colonel David Kauffman of Placerville for being appointed inspector general at the California Military Department. Kauffman has served with the California Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve for nearly 20 years; he was also deputy district attorney at the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office from 2000 to 2005 and staff counsel at Liberty Mutual Insurance from 1997 to 2000...No-cost business training workshops and one-on-one business consulting are being offered by the Northeastern California SBDC Greater Sacramento/Sierra El Dorado County Micro Enterprise Technical Assistance Program (MTAP). To be eligible to participate, the business must have five or fewer employees, including the owner(s), and must fall under the household income scale identified on SBDC’s Web site. Taking place until February 7, 2013, the 12-week program will be held across Cameron Park, Placerville and South Lake Tahoe. For enrollment inquiries and more details, email or visit used books on the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Placerville Main Library’s back parking lot. Please note that books are now priced both by the bag or individually...The El Dorado Hills Nite Knitters is a knit and crochet group that meets on the second Monday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center (990 Lassen Lane). Drop-ins and those new to knitting and crochet are welcome. For more information, call 916-358-3575...The WIN (Women In Networking) of El Dorado Hills group is a relationship/referral network designed to support local businesses through developing relationships and synergistic partnerships. The group meets every WIN Tuesday for lunch and networking at Side Bar from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. To learn more, visit wineldoradohills. com...El Dorado County has low-interest rate loans available for home repairs to income-qualified homeowners in unincorporated areas of the county. Funding is provided through the state Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and the county’s Housing Rehabilitation Revolving Loan Funds. The money may be used to repair or replace roofs, foundations, plumbing, electrical, heating/air conditioning systems, termite damage and more. To qualify, household income must fall at or below 80 percent of the area median, based on household size. For more details, visit or call 530642-4863...That’s all for this edition, but check back next month for Style’s annual Home Design feature. — Compiled by Jamila B. Khan

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Rachel Lopez and Q&A Kirsten Vernon

Q: What advice would you give to your younger self? A: Rachel: The same advice I received as a young person: “Remember who you are, what you believe in, and that you are loved.” Q: What comes to you naturally? A: Kirsten: Being a “people person” and having compassion for people who are hurting Q: What are you most proud of? A: Rachel: My husband and our five children Q: Favorite humanitarian causes? A: Kirsten: Compassion International and Hope House Q: Best words of wisdom you’ve received? A: Rachel: “Good choices equal good life; bad choices equal bad life.”

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on Sierra Community Access Television (SCA-TV 2), she knew Kirsten would make the perfect co-host. The two can regularly be seen on The Where and Wears of El Dorado County, a program showcasing where to go and what to wear in El Dorado County; in addition, they highlight opportunities at local and international charities such as Hope House, which supports victims of domestic abuse; and Operation Christmas Child, an organization which sends holiday shoeboxes full of toys and necessities to children all over the world. And while on the show they take viewers anywhere from a vintage boutique to whitewater rafting on the American River, for Rachel and Kirsten, the most rewarding part is being able to give back to the community they love. “We do what we can to make a difference,” Kirsten shares. — Amber Foster

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favorites Author/writer: Rachel: Francine Rivers; Kirsten: C.S. Lewis Escape: Rachel: Maui; Kirsten: anywhere near the ocean Movie: Rachel: It’s a Wonderful Life; Kirsten: Swiss Family Robinson Musician/band: Rachel and Kirsten: Hillsong United Place to buy a gift, locally: Rachel: Annieberries; Kirsten: Country Elegance Saying: Rachel: “Why fit in when you were made to stand out?”; Kirsten: The Golden Rule

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utual friends often told Rachel Lopez and Kirsten Vernon how alike they were, but it wasn’t until a chance encounter at a Mothers of Preeschoolers (MOPs) meeting that they discovered how right their friends had been. “When we met, we knew right away we were soul sisters,” Kirsten says. Both women were busy moms with a passion for fashion, and when Rachel was offered an opportunity to host a television show

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anuary brings a new year with new activities and events! To kick off the fun, don’t miss the first Winter Concert Series show – Joni Morris and the After Midnight Band performing Legendary Ladies of Country Music on January 26. Save the date for the Cash Tribute Show featuring James Garner on March 8. Advance discounted tickets for both shows are available at the CSD office, Cameron Park/Shingle Springs Chamber, and Fire Station 89; doors open at 6 p.m. and concerts start at 7 p.m. The year of 2013 also brings youth programs and activities to the community, including baby ballet, pre-ballet and hula. If your child is struggling with math, sign them up for The Multiplication Facts or The Addition/Subtraction Facts to 9, where they’ll learn math facts the efficient way. Try the new class Music Matters for Kids – an interactive, parent-participant workshop with song, dance and more. Test your cooking skills or learn new ones at various culinary classes, including: Thai Cooking, Ultimate Truffles, Reading Food Labels, Cooking for 1 or 2, Gluten Free Label Reading, or Cooking with Kids; courses take place at the Community Center Kitchen. Looking to keep that New Year’s resolution regarding your health? Sign up for Zumba Gold Toning, Adult Yoga, various tap classes, Tai Chi, Ballroom Dance, or Mediation and Stress Management; various CPR and first aid classes are also available. Looking for a place to hold an event? You’d be remiss not to check out the Community Center, which can accommodate various needs. — Tina Helm To learn more about these and other programs and events, visit or call the Cameron Park Community Services District at 530-677-2231.

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of my old silver fillings are Q: Some beginning to look bad. What can be done to improve them? due to the nature A: Unfortunately, of amalgam (silver) fillings, there is no sure way to improve their aesthetics. Just as silver tarnishes over time, so will these amalgam fillings. However, dentists have a few options available to improve the look. One is to replace the older amalgam fillings with bonded composite resin fillings, which are adaptable and formed specifically to the color, form and bite of the patient’s tooth. It will be up to your dentist’s discretion as to whether the current amalgam filling is replaceable. In certain cases, the tooth with the silver filling may not have the adequate structure for a replacement; under these circumstances, a porcelain crown may be the restoration of choice. — Wayne K. Tsutsuse, D.D.S. Aloha Family Dental 1020 Suncast Lane, Suite 103 El Dorado Hills 916-941-2447,

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are even spelled differently. DNA testing by UC Davis established that Petit Sirah in California is actually a varietal known as Durif. In the 1880s, French botanist Francois Durif discovered a vineyard of Peloursin grapes that had been pollinated by Syrah; he named the new varietal Durif. The grape is small, which lends itself to the name Petit Sirah, and due to its size, there’s a high ratio of skin to juice. The greater exposure to skin gives the resulting wine more body, color and tannins. While Syrah is a relatively big wine that can hold up to most red meat dishes and sauces, Petit Sirah is even bigger – a perfect companion to beef, lamb, game and strong cheeses. — Miraflores Winery 2120 Four Springs Trail, Placerville 530-647-8505,

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he turkey is finished, the pie plates cleaned, and post-holiday gloom is threatening to set in. As the celebrations fade into a pleasant memory, people everywhere are looking to fulfill their New Year’s resolutions of living a happier, healthier lifestyle. Instead of sinking into a monotonous stupor of winter hibernation, get excited with some fun and healthy classes offered through Placerville’s Recreation and Parks Department. Zumba is a zesty way to dance off those extra holidays treats; invest in your friendships by bringing your closest pals along for this internationally admired experience. Another fast-paced, crowd-pleasing class is Step Aerobics. Or, if you’re looking for a high-energy total body workout, check out the Total Body Fitness class. Looking for a way to center your inner self? Yoga, Tai Chi, and Pilates are three fabulous options. Or, get back into shape with the new class Gentle Exercise to Beautiful Music, which combines ballet barre work, yoga, Pilates and relaxation. — Amanda Anderson To sign up and for more information on these classes and others, call the City of Placerville Recreation & Parks Department at 530-642-5232, or stop by the office at 549 Main Street in Placerville.

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orning, noon or night, famished or full, I can always find room in my belly for a bagel. Thankfully Bagel Works curbs not only my complex-carbohydrate cravings, but my coffee ones too. Tucked off Placerville’s Main Street, you’ll find every bagel variety under the sun here – from traditional favorites like plain, poppy seed and pizza to funky flavors such as Asiago tomato and garlic havarti – plus Old Soul coffee, smoothies and sandwiches. My last visit preceded a day of serious snow play; I required a breakfast of champions and knew one of BW’s satiating sammies was just the fuel I needed. Soon after ordering the Signature Sandwich on a bacon-Swiss bagel (sans schmear), it arrived at my table...warm and ready to be devoured. The oversized, fresh-baked bagel’s toasted exterior gave way to a soft and chewy interior; multiple strips of salty, perfectly crisp bacon complemented the melted Swiss and scrambled farm-fresh eggs nicely. This “bagel worked” in more ways than one and, paired with one of the shop’s buzz-worthy Iced Mochas, was the perfect morning meal to pump up my energy for a day on the slopes. Bagel Works, 541 Main Street, Placerville, 530-622-2337. — Megan Wiskus 14 - January 2013

1. Reset your internal sleep clock by getting eight hours for six weeks straight. You’ll “program” a healthy new sleep routine and boost your metabolism. 2. Visit a new local café or take a different route to work. The brain craves novelty and little changes to your daily routine can make you feel younger. 3. Start your meals with fruits and vegetables. Loading up on vitamins and antioxidants will give you that refreshed feeling. 4. Try a healthy happy hour. Instead of hitting up a bar, reconnect with friends by taking a walk or hitting the gym. 5. Not motivated to go to the gym? Prepare the night before by laying out your workout clothing, sneakers and gym membership ID. Visible cues will inspire you to get your behind in motion. 6. Big dishes and utensils result in big trouble for your waistline. Join the Small Plate Movement Challenge ( by eating off a 9- to 10-inch plate for your largest meal of the day for one month. 7. Avoid eating food from its original container. By doing so, you fail to see how much you’re actually eating. 8. Quit smoking – for your health, your loved ones and the planet. 9. Hold the salt. Excess sodium means bloat, high blood pressure and the risk of developing other cardiovascular diseases. To start, curb your intake of processed foods and read nutritional labels. 10. Slather on sunscreen. Harmful UVA and UVB rays can cause brown spots, make wrinkles appear before their time and…oh yeah, skin cancer. Apply a broad-spectrum SPF 30 daily. — Jamila B. Khan

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Come to Georgetown’s Art on the Divide Gallery to see the various ways local artists have interpreted Johnny Cash’s “I Walk the Line.” From 1 to 4 p.m., enjoy refreshments and meet artists; a performance by the Cash Tribute Show featuring James Garner will begin at 3 p.m. The exhibit will be in place for all of January. For more details, visit

15th Annual Pioneer Volunteer Firefighters’ Association Crab Banquet These fun-filled evenings at Skinner Vineyard (January 12 & 19) and Perry Creek Winery (January 26 & February 2) will include an elegant six-course banquet, live music, dancing, raffles and auctions. Proceeds will support the Pioneer Fire District and local schools. For more details, visit pioneerfire. org/crabbanquet.


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El Dorado Art & Wine Festival Show your support for MORE’s adults with developmental disabilities and local youth programs. Twenty local wineries and 20 different caterers and restaurants will be serving at the Main Hall at the El Dorado Fairgrounds, starting at 6 p.m. With live, silent and dessert auctions, and some of the most unique artwork available anywhere, this event promises something for everyone. For more details, visit



Gold Discovery Day Head to Marshall Gold Discovery Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and commemorate the discovery of gold at Sutter’s Mill. Activities will include historic demonstrations, tours, speakers and Gold Rush music. For more details, visit discoveryday.


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See the flute-violin-cello trio of Juilliard graduates perform groundbreaking original works, arrangements and improvisations from songs and stories around the world. The music will begin at 7 p.m. at Union Mine High School Theater in El Dorado. To purchase tickets and for information on subscription memberships, visit


Hangtown Hold'em Poker Tournament Held at the El Dorado Fairgrounds, this annual poker event will feature a no-host bar, food, raffle prizes and big prizes for tournament winners. Registration will begin at 3 p.m. and gaming at 4 p.m.; Old West attire encouraged. For more details, call 530-621-5885.


The El Dorado Epicurean For one night only, the area’s finest chefs will assemble to prepare lucky ticket holders a delicious four-course dinner, from a choice of 10 different itineraries. Reservations are required and space is limited. To purchase tickets, call 800-4576279 or visit

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Come see the uproarious production of this lively musical, presented by the Lakehills Youth Performance Arts Group. Five shows in total will be performed at Lakehills Covenant Church in El Dorado Hills. This performance is also scheduled to be performed February 1-2. For more details, visit

more events January 10 – El Dorado Social Media Business School. Part of an eight-part series held on the second Thursday of the month, the El Dorado Chamber offers this opportunity for local businessmen and women to learn more about how social media can raise business awareness. The course will be held at Business Workspaces (5170 Golden Foothill Parkway) in El Dorado Hills from 9-10:30 a.m. To sign up, call 916-933-1335. January 11 – Mark Hummel’s Blues Harmonica Blowout: A Tribute to Jimmy Reed. Sponsored by Capital Public Radio, Mark Hummel and his band are joined by an all-star harmonica lineup, including Lazy Lester, Rick Estrin and Grammy-nominee Kenny Neal, to pay tribute to legendary blues musician, Jimmy Reed. Last year’s Blues Blowout was a sold-out affair, so get your tickets early. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. at Three Stages. For more details, visit January 18-20 – Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles. You know all the songs, you know all the words – but odds are you never saw The Beatles on stage. With Rain, four musicians master the legendary foursome in song and nuance and are accompanied by vintage video. For tickets and times, visit January 19 – Are you Ready to Rehab? Start 2013 by learning more about your wild neighbors, including how to rehabilitate orphaned or injured wildlife with Sierra Wildlife Rescue (SWR). The class will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at SWR’s Wildlife Center in Placerville. To reserve your space, call 530-621-2650. January 22 – Gold Bug Quilters Meeting. Join this group of avid quilters and learn new techniques and ideas from presenters across the area. It’s also a great way to make new friends! The meeting will be held at the Placerville Seventh Day Adventist Church at 7 p.m. For more details, call 530677-8015. January 26 – Wine and Food Pairing with Rick Kushman. Pairing wine with food doesn’t have to be hard; it just takes some basic knowledge and good wine. Join Capital Public Radio’s wine guy, Rick Kushman, at Lava Cap Winery to learn pairing basics. The workshop begins at 1:30 p.m. For more details, visit

January 26 – 24th Annual Folsom Jazz Festival. Middle and high school jazz bands from across California and Nevada will compete in this lively musical competition. Proceeds will support the Folsom High School Music program. For festival updates and to purchase tickets, visit January 26 – 28th Annual Crab Feed. Benefiting El Dorado County Search and Rescue, this feast will include a no-host bar, dinner and dancing. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. at El Dorado Fairgrounds’ Main Hall. For ticket locations, call 530677-6383. January 26 & 30 – An Acoustic Evening with Clint Black. With his debut recording, “Killin’ Time,” Clint Black catapulted to fame and has since gone on to sell more than 20 million albums worldwide. He will perform twice at Three Stages in an intimate trio setting. For times and tickets, visit January 27 – Second Annual Bridal Event. Held at the beautiful Helwig Winery, anxious brides-to-be can prep for their big day by learning from the area’s premier wedding vendors, while enjoying sparkling wine and scrumptious hors d'oeuvres. There will also be exciting giveaways and special parting gifts for brides. For more details, visit January 27 – Hike and Sandhill Crane Sunset Experience. This all-inclusive trip will introduce participants to a variety of habitats along the Cosumnes River, including buttonbush thickets, native grasslands and valley oak riparian forest. The trek will last from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; responsible teens and older adults welcome. To pre-register and reserve your spot (deadline is January 21), call the American River Nature Center at 530621-1224.

SAVE THE DATE! February 9 – Chocolate Affair. This popular chocolate, food and wine tasting event – hosted by Soroptimist of Cameron Park/El Dorado Hills and Soroptimist of Placerville, and held at the El Dorado Fairgrounds – will celebrate and benefit local women, children, families, scholarships, grants and worthy projects. For more details, visit

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Sandinista! – The Clash The Clash’s 1980 triple album is a bit of a punch line among fans – a bizarre everything-but-the-kitchen-sink follow-up to London Calling, which many considered Clash perfection. Featuring everything from children’s choirs and reggae to dub and rap, the scale of Sandinista! is daunting, but there are so many gems – “Police on my Back,” “Charlie Don’t Surf” and “Magnificent Seven.”

Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time by Dava Sobel Until the 18th century, the inability to accurately calculate longitude took a toxic toll on sea expedition – until the invention of the chronometer, which changed sea travel and exploration completely. Longitude tells the fascinating story of the chronometer’s inventor, John Harrison, the only one to propose a mechanical solution to a matter of life and death.

Roman Holiday Just to say the names Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn is to define “classic,” so when the two pair up for a fun Vespa-filled adventure, it could only be pure magic. Directed by the Oscars’ most-nominated director, William Wyler, Roman Holiday first introduced the effervescent and beautiful Hepburn to movie-going audiences, and began the love affair that still continues today.

NOW: ¡Tré! – Green Day Following up from the earlier releases of ¡Uno! and ¡Dos!, ¡Tré! completes Green Day’s most ambitious musical undertaking: an epic 37-song trilogy. From Dookie-era fast-burn punk to the lyrical pop-punk of recent years, as well as newer orchestral stadium epics, the trilogy highlights the evolution of a small punk trio from Berkeley to a Broadway show, multi-Grammy powerhouse…proving their rock ‘n’ roll heart still beats harder than ever.

NOW: The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? by Jared Diamond Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel and Collapse, takes another enlightening look at ancient civilization. With a more personal focus, Diamond draws upon his extensive fieldwork in the Pacific Islands, and other regions, to illustrate that modern and ancient civilizations are not that far apart.

NOW: To Rome with Love Dovetailing onto the critical success of Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen’s world travelogue continues with what some fans and critics are saying is one of his funniest recent movies. To Rome with Love is a rollicking love story to the city of Rome, boasting an all-star ensemble cast featuring Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penelope Cruz, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig, Ellen Page and of course Woody himself.

FLICKS WITH STYLE – The Last Stand Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in his first lead role since 2003’s Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. In his newest action comedy, Schwarzenegger is a small-town sheriff who takes on a drug cartel. If you’re a fan of his trademark one-liners, you’ll enjoy the probable many…along with a few cinematic pokes at the star’s age. In theaters January 18. —Justin Buettner For Style movie-guru Justin’s thoughts on more January movie releases, visit and click on Flicks with Style! And, for even more, visit

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or most, winning “Favorite Artist” in El Dorado County Foothills Style’s 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards would come with a considerate amount of bragging rights. And rightfully so: Being the number one pick of an entire community is kind of a big deal. Yet for painter Jacqueline Harrison, the win went uncelebrated, as she didn’t even hear the good news until a friend showed her the magazine. “I was incredibly surprised,” Harrison shares. “I had no clue at first, but when I saw the article was flattered and humbled.”

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Basking in the limelight has never been desirable for Harrison, or a reason for practicing her art. Working solely in watercolor, she produces beautiful landscapes, bold flowers and bountiful fruits and vegetables. Discovering her craft nearly 10 years ago, Harrison was hooked the moment she took her first art class and never plans to change mediums. “Like all things, there’s an endless well of learning with watercolor. I’m still learning each and every day,” Harrison says. “I enjoy the movement of the water and [the watercolors] surprise me every time I pick them up; they definitely

have a mind of their own.” Although she draws inspiration from nearly everything, Harrison is particularly drawn to nature; oftentimes, it’s organic surroundings that provoke her to pick up a brush. “I’ll notice how the light plays on trees – its shadows and textures – the deep colors of fall, or the bright flowers in spring,” Harrison reveals. Frequently taking photographs to capture what she sees, Harrison keeps a large file of pictures and clippings that speak to her (to paint at a later date). Some of her best work, however, was because she immediately


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Save the Date! February 7-9 & 14-16 – Wild Oats. El Dorado High School and Studio 81 will present this play by James McClure, newly adapted from John O’Keeffe’s original. Described as a romantic comedy, Wild Oats tells the story of a love hoax, mistaken identity, and the wiles of the Wild West, all on stage at The Black Box Theatre on El Dorado High School’s campus in Placerville. Get your tickets at The Bookery,, or at the door.

recognized that it needed to be painted. In the midst of mastering her craft, Harrison came upon the idea of turning her work into greeting cards, mostly for herself since she enjoyed sending handwritten notes. But soon the cards became such a hit that she began selling them. “I really like the idea of having my work sent to someone and it bringing a smile to their face,” Harrison says. “I paint because it brings me joy and hopefully it brings the same to others.” Harrison’s cards can be found in Placerville at Winterhill on Main Street and Country Elegance on Missouri Flat Road, which also carries her original works and prints. Raised in Santa Rosa, Harrison moved to El Dorado County in the late ’70s. Even though she’s traveled the world, the artist is happy to call Placerville home. With its beauty, proximity to wonderful sights and terrific people, Harrison and her husband feel blessed to live where they do. “I believe every person has some sort of artistic talent inside themselves. Even if they don’t know it, they just have to unlock the door,” Harrison says. “It’s amazing to live among so many artists where you can pick up a different technique with every new piece of art you see. What’s not to love?”

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She explains kids operate on emotion and what they want right now, while adult brains are about planning and thinking ahead.

time out 5 Discipline Mistakes & Simple Solutions by Corrie Pelc


sk any parent what the hardest part of parenting is, and discipline will be at the top of the list. However, many parents make the same errors – causing the role of caregiver to be more difficult and stressful than necessary. Here’s a look at five discipline mistakes commonly made by parents and their quick fixes.

SIMPLE SOLUTION: Sady says to know the difference and talk to your child in their “feel language” – “I know that’s how you feel, I know that’s what you want” – but as a parent, help them learn the consequences of their potential actions, such as not studying for a test.



Sometimes parents will be inconsistent in their discipline by allowing their mood or other factors to set a consequence, rather than what the actual behavior of the child was, says Dr. Tanda Almont, a licensed clinical psychologist and founder and director of the Monarch Center in Roseville.

One mistake parents make is assuming their kids think the same way they do, which is not the case, says Fay Catlett Sady, L.C.S.W., M.P.H., a clinical social worker and therapist based in Placerville.

SIMPLE SOLUTION: Parents should make a list of the top behavior problems they have with their child, along with agreed upon consequences. “The same behavior

Before it’s all about him, we make it

equals the same consequences; therefore, it’s predicable and consistent,” Dr. Almont says.

3. BE A PARENT, NOT A FRIEND Another mistake Sady sees are parents focusing on being their child’s friend rather than their parent. And by focusing on a friendship rather than parenting, Sady says parents are more inclined to give in on rules because they want their child to like them. SIMPLE SOLUTION: According to Sady, if you want your child to grow up as a happy and responsible adult, then they have to learn there are limits and rules in life. “Allowing kids to break rules will not help them become responsible adults,” she adds.

4. BE BALANCED Dr. Almont says for effective discipline, you have to have a good balance between positive attention and appropriate discipline with clear consequences. “Positive attention is the glue that makes

the discipline work,” she adds. SIMPLE SOLUTION: Praise the admirable behaviors that tend to go unnoticed, Dr. Almont says. For example, if your child is sitting quietly in their chair, tell them how happy it makes you, “because if they’re not sitting quietly in their chair, you are going to say something,” she explains.


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Lastly, Sady says parents sometimes forget their children will learn by what they see their parents do. “Kids will handle problems like you do, they’ll handle anything like you do...they are mimicking and copying you, and what you do is what they will learn,” she explains. SIMPLE SOLUTION: Instead of yelling, screaming and using aggression to get what you want from your kids, Sady says to use respect and firmness in a caring manner, and don’t be surprised when your kids respond in a similar manner to you. “It may take some time, but it will happen – kids behave the way they’re taught to,” she says.

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the glass slipper Helping At-Risk Girls Live Fairy Tales

(L to R) Top Row: Adrianna, Holly and Judi Bottom: Jennifer, D. Jackie Guzman and Christina


earing a woman refer to the Mariposa Hospitality House – the primary training site of the Citrus Heights-based nonprofit, Glass Slipper – as her “dream home” (one that provided the now volunteer with an opportunity for self-improvement as a girl, and a place that she hopes will one day host her nuptials) is the fondest memory of the organization’s director, D. Jacqueline Guzman. “The house is lovely,” Guzman confesses, “but the fact that she envisions us in her life is what touched my heart.” Fitting, you might say, as the Glass Slipper – run 100 percent by volunteers – is all about touching hearts and transforming lives. Since its inception in 1997, the nonprofit’s mission is “to inspire women and girls to discover their true identity in a not-so-fairy-tale world and empower them for a brighter future.” The organization believes that every girl should have the opportunity to discover her inherent value and full potential. This belief drives Glass Slipper’s wide, purpose-driven scope of services: a comprehensive slate of enrichment activities, self-development programs, life skills and coaching that represents the nonprofit’s commitment to moving at-risk girls ages

12-18 in foster care toward self-sufficiency. The results are on display at Mariposa Hospitality House, which operates a culinary program while offering merchandising and customer service training through the IMAGE Boutique. Most crucially, perhaps, is that Mariposa provides positive role modeling in an on-the-job setting the organization calls “the ideal learning laboratory.” Spanish for butterfly, “Mariposa” signifies Glass Slipper’s emphasis on internal and external transformation. Emotionally, programs address core issues related to restoring one’s self-esteem. In support is a beauty salon that supplies complimentary, confidence-boosting cosmetology services. Particularly significant to the overall success of the nonprofit is arguably its very backbone: mentorship. “As a gender-specific organization, we understand girls,” Guzman explains. “We know having someone to trust and share life with is critical. So, we serve as positive role models who genuinely care about their future… Mentoring has always been a key part of our program and is the glue that holds everything together.” The arrival of 2013 finds Glass Slipper expanding its reach. Currently operating Alex at the salon

(L to R) Christina, Holly and Jennifer

(L to R) Alex, Adriana and Selena

the IMAGE Academy, a self-development program at multiple community locations, the nonprofit will roll out an after-school program in the Sacramento City Unified School District this month. In March, plans call to rebuild Mariposa Hospitality House’s old garage; upon completion, the new structure will boast a commercial kitchen and more than double the square footage to expand its culinary training, as well as a great-room concept with seating for more than 40 girls at dinner. Replications of Mariposa Hospitality House, including a residential housing component (transitional housing) for young women aged 18-24 emancipated from the foster care system in multiple communities, is also in the works. The Glass Slipper’s ambitions are impressive, but no more so than its ultimate goal. “Our hope,” Guzman says, “is to create beautiful memories of their youth, and to be in their lives [through] adulthood.”

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t’s often said that trust is essential to a healthy marriage, and once broken is very difficult to rebuild. Struggling couples frequently ask how they can rebuild trust once it’s been lost, to which I always reply, “Consistency over time.” Time and consistency may be the essential ingredients, but many couples struggle with exactly how this is done. Below are common questions I’m often asked about various types of trust.

shared, he’ll need to prove himself through progressive changes over time, not only in abstaining from porn but in the way he relates to you and others. If he’s unable to stop his compulsiveness, he most likely will need help from a qualified therapist.

Q: I was furious when I discovered my

Q: I’ve been having difficulty being honest with my husband about myself. I rarely share anything beyond my daily routine, and certainly don’t share my feelings. He seemed to be a good listener when we dated, but now I don’t even know if he cares. Should I be opening up anyway?

wife had been reading my journal. When confronted, she angrily accused me of being deceptive and said there should be no secrets between spouses. Now I’m confused and have stopped journaling. Am I wrong to keep a private journal?

BOB: Reading your journal without permission is a violation of trust and respect for your privacy. Processing your thoughts and feelings in a private journal is in no way keeping secrets from your wife. Her angry accusations are merely a deflection from her violation. She might rebuild your trust by acknowledging this and respecting your privacy in the future.

Q: After repeatedly catching my husband with porn, I moved out of our bedroom. Every time the issue comes up, he gets angry, accuses me of being unforgiving, and won’t stop asking when I plan to move back in. I know he feels terrible, but how can I trust him again?

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BOB: Withdrawing from your husband is how you’ve protected yourself, because the relationship hasn’t been emotionally safe enough to share this part of you. However, withdrawal is only a temporary coping solution; without addressing the underlying issues, the two of you will continue to drift apart.

Q: My wife and I have been struggling financially for years, and even though we’re being directly impacted by the economic downturn, she continues to hide purchases and not curb her spending. I don’t trust her with money, and now we can barely pay the mort-

gage. In order to regain control of our finances, should we separate our money?

BOB: Money can be a highly emotional issue and is one of the top five subjects couples experience significant conflict over. Couples who can’t trust each other financially not only struggle with basic household business, but it’s usually a symptom of even deeper issues. Separating your money may be a practical short-term answer, but won’t likely solve the problem. The best solution is to see a financial expert to develop an agreed upon financial strategy, as well as a marriage counselor.

Bob Parkins is a licensed marriage and family therapist, and can be reached at 916-337-5406, info@bobparkinslmft. com or

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n 1918, national newspapers were filled with stories from the battle lines in Europe. When the Great War (WWI) ended on November 11, 1918, an estimated 16 million lives had been lost. Sadly, as the world celebrated the long-awaited armistice, an invisible and more devastating enemy advanced rapidly across Europe and around the globe. Within one year, the most destructive epidemic in recorded world history, known as the Spanish influenza or la grippe, claimed more lives than all four years of the bubonic plague from 1347-1351. The year 1918 marked an unforgettable time of suffering and death, and also of peace. An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association noted it as “a year momentous in the termination of the most cruel war in the annals of the human race; a year which marked, the end at least for a time, of man’s destruction of man; unfortunately a year which developed a most fatal infectious disease causing the death of hundreds of thousands of human beings. For four-anda-half years medical science devoted itself to putting men on the firing line and keeping them there. Now it must turn with its whole might to combating the greatest enemy of all – infectious disease.” The plague emerged in two phases. The first, known as the three-day fever, appeared without warning in the spring of 1918. Few deaths were reported and victims recovered in a few days. The war brought the virus back into the U.S. for a second and more severe outbreak. In September, it arrived in Boston – a port busy with war shipments of machinery and supplies – and spread faster than

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the invisible enemy Influenza Epidemic of 1918-1919 by Lisa M. Butler

wildfire. On September 28, the Mountain Democrat reported the death of young George Harvey. The Shingle Springs resident had just been ordered to Europe as a member of government’s telegraph corps and died in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Soon, the infectious disease hit home, striking the rural communities of El Dorado County. On November 11, Mike French was brought down to Placerville from Caldor (near Grizzly Flat) but died within the hour. A number of families in Placerville were

infected with the virus; 16 cases were reported in the sanatorium there. Parents lost children, spouses their wives and husbands, and children became orphans. On Armistice Day, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors held a special meeting and ordered all schools in the county closed until further notice. County Health Officer Dr. S.H. Rantz reported 36 cases in the county outside of Placerville. “The situation is assuming a serious aspect,” reported the Placerville Republican on November 12, “and every precaution must be taken to combat it.” The Board of Supervisors ordered every El Dorado County resident to don a mask. Meanwhile, the community services branch of the Red Cross appealed in vain for men and women to care for infected families. The chairperson of human services declared the situation critical and urged nurses to volunteer “if the lives of influenza victims are to be saved.” She telephoned 15 women one morning in an effort to care for a sick girl, but found no one to help. Doctors tried to allay the public’s fear of contracting the disease, assuring them there was no danger in taking care of influenza patients if a mask was worn and proper precautions were taken. They also declared it impossible for anyone to carry the germ on their clothing. Into 1919, a few deaths from the influenza still occurred locally, but by summer, the numbers had sharply declined. Fortunately, deaths from influenza viruses have been increasingly fewer in number since the 1918-1919 pandemic, thanks, in part, to medical science. Still, the public plays a major role in preventing the spread of influenza and other viruses.

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ictoria and Ryan Rawles love the show House Crashers on the DIY Network and frequently talked about how cool it would be to get “crashed.” Fortune smiled on them when the show’s host, Josh Temple, caught sight of them in the Lowe’s parking lot. “I think everyone spotted them,” Temple remembers. “That’s one handsome couple!”

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Hideaway cabinets (after)

Kitchen island (after)

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Ryan, Josh and Victoria in the couple’s revamped kitchen

Temple couldn’t say the same for the couple’s outdated kitchen. Confined and dark with broken countertops and cabinets and appliances that didn’t work, not to mention a big hole in the floor, this was a recipe for renovation. The couple expressed to Temple that a more modern, functional kitchen was the way to go. “We were really hoping for a design that opened up the space and for lighting to brighten it as well,”

Victoria shares. “We really want to get the design right for the homeowner,” Temple explains. “We ask them tons of questions. Ryan and Victoria had great, very specific ideas. In this particular case, it wasn’t that hard to match.” They brought in designer Susan Prang to take on the task. Being a DIY program, the Rawles were 100-percent involved in the demolition and rebuilding. “They worked hard, never complained, and were exceptional with tools,” Temple says. “Plus, they both gave me back as much crap as I gave them.” With a home in Historic Folsom that dates back to the 1800s, you can imagine the hardwood flooring had seen better days. After replacing the scratched,

light-colored old floor with a new grayish-ash hardwood, the kitchen began to shape up beautifully. A wall between the kitchen and living room was knocked out to really open up the space, while the addition of a skylight in the ceiling brightened up the room as well. An island in the center of the kitchen was constructed from original siding off the house, and concrete countertops gave the room additional industrial flair. “There were so many dynamic elements but it remained cohesive as a kitchen design,” Temple says. “It exceeded my expectations, and I think it exceeded Ryan and Victoria’s [expectations] as well.”

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Bes Fitness and Food Tailored to You by Jenn Thornton

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Accentuating the positive is sometimes easier said than done, especially when it comes to accepting your body type. Whether you’ve been blessed (or cursed) with curves or a ballerinaesque body (i.e. long and lean) – our guide takes you through the four most common figures and offers fitness and food plans for each; because when it comes to exercising and eating, one size doesn’t always fit all. January 2013 - 35


Curvy THE SHAPE Your body is naturally bigger in the breasts and hips than the waist, so aim for allover muscle tone and give arms and legs a good going over – just like the Queen of Curves, Beyoncé. THE WORKOUT “Having more curves in a particular area does not mean we cannot work on toning those specific areas through strength training,” says Noelle Ritter, certified athletic trainer with Roseville Health and Wellness Center (RHWC). “Pair strength work with low [to] moderate intensity cardio for 30 minutes to boost metabolism and burn fat.” *Perform each exercise three to four times a week for results. Moderate exercises as needed. Exercise: Swing Squat with Kettle Ball Keep legs wide enough to swing a weight between them, then, using a 10-pound kettle ball or weights, do three sets of 10 reps. Exercise: Reverse Lunge Alternating Using your own body weight, do two sets of 10 reps (or, with 5-10 pound weights at your side, two sets of 15 reps).

Exercise: Plank with Single Leg Climb Start in plank position, bend knee up toward chest (like you are climbing), then fully extend leg back (glute extension); repeat using your own body weight one leg at a time for 10 reps on each side. Exercise: Lunge Stance with Single Arm Row Using your own body weight and tubing, row as you stand. Complete two sets of 10 reps (if using cable equipment, use 10-20 pounds to complete two sets of 15 reps). Exercise: Side-Lying Donkey Kick Keep top knee pulled into the chest, then kick out with the heel. Using your own body weight, do two sets of 10 reps on each side, or two sets of 15 reps, alternating kicks slightly forward and slightly behind.

THE EATING PLAN Shed pounds: “Focus on complex carbs (whole grains, quinoa, legumes) and lean proteins (turkey, eggs, chicken breast), with minimal fats (a handful of nuts, healthy oils when making your own salad dressings),” Ritter advises. “Seek to stay ‘full’ from hearty grains and fiber from fruits and veggies.” Stay trim: Steer clear of processed and salty foods and, when possible, animal fat.

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You’re a “bombshell” body type that, proportionally, is wider on the bottom, smaller on top. (But don’t worry, Marilyn Monroe was too.) THE WORKOUT “Alternating days of circuit training and cardiovascular training is ideal for the pear-shaped body type,” says Lisa Marrero, general manager of RHWC. Circuits should combine strength training and fat burning simultaneously and be done five days a week. Can’t get outside? “Try cardio equipment like the stationary bike, treadmill or stair stepper,” Marrero adds, or her workout below. *Perform one weighted exercise per body part for one set of 15 reps. Include 30 to 60 seconds of cardiovascular exercise (jumping rope, step-ups or running) after each set. Rotate through the exercises in the circuit for 40 minutes. Moderate exercises as needed. Exercise: Push-ups Start by doing push-ups on your knees or at an incline, using support if necessary. Exercise: Bicep Curls & Shoulder Press Combination Start with a bicep curl. Hold a dumbbell in each hand, with palms facing forward, arms at your sides. Bend elbows to bring weights up to shoulders. Turn hands so palms face for-

ward again, push up and straighten arms above the head. Lower hands back down to shoulders, rotate palms toward you, and lower hands back down. Exercise: Tricep Dips With fingers overlapping the edge of a bench (buttocks in front of it), walk your feet forward until you can lower your hips straight down in front of the bench. Stop when shoulders are even with elbows, then press the arms up and return to the starting position. Exercise: Squats With feet wider than hip-width apart, toes turned slightly out and arms at your sides, slowly bend knees, pushing the butt and hips out and down behind you. (Always keep head and shoulders aligned over the knees and the knees over the ankles.) Come down until your thighs are parallel to the ground. As you lower, raise your arms up and in front of you no higher than parallel to the ground. Straighten the legs to come up, and lower your arms to your side. Exercise: Crunches Lying on your back, knees bent at a 90-degree angle, place your hands on each side of your head, without interlocking your fingers. Slowly curl the shoulders toward the pelvis, raising shoulders approximately four inches off the floor. Contract abs and exhale on the way up. Hold the contraction for one second and inhale as you lower yourself.

THE EATING PLAN Shed pounds: Consume an array of low-fat proteins (lean cuts of steak, whitefish, skinless chicken breasts and tuna) and complex carbohydrates (fresh vegetables, fruits and whole grains). Incorporate a small amount of healthy fats (natural peanut butter, olive oil). Stay trim: Avoid foods high in saturated fats and refined sugars (typically found in fast food and baked goods).

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Athletic THE SHAPE

Narrow hips, broad shoulders, and a strong physique mark the athletic body type. (Hello, Jessica Biel!) THE WORKOUT “Very few people fit exclusively into one body type,” says Lisa Packheiser, fitness director of Spare Time Clubs. ”Many of us are a blend of at least two types.” Sculpting the glutes is a good way to give this area shape. Thicker-waisted athletic types should focus on tightening the tummy. Packheiser advocates interval training as a “better cardio option because it tends to burn more overall calories.” *Do two sets of 14-20 reps of the following exercises, three to four days per week. Moderate exercises as needed. Exercise: Stability Ball Pass Lying on your back, ball in your hands, reach up to a “V” position, with your legs and your feet meeting in the middle; pass the ball from hands to feet. Do 10 to 15 reps. Exercise: Reverse Lunges Using a medicine ball (or any light weight of 2-8 pounds), step backwards with the right leg, while simultaneously reaching the weight up and over your head to the left. Return to the starting position and repeat with the left leg while reaching right.

Exercise: Push-Ups with Side Knee Tucks Whether on the floor for a straight leg push-up or at an angle with hands on a bench, perform a push-up followed by a side knee tuck. Lift your left leg just off of the ground and bring your knee toward your left elbow. Repeat on the right side. Exercise: Sumo Squats Standing with your legs wide and your toes slightly pointed outward with weight in your hands ( 8 -1 5 p o u n d s) , squat down to 90 degrees with your knees pointing in the same direction as your toes. Squeeze your glutes and inner thighs as you come back up to a full standing position. Exercise: Stability Ball Knee Tucks In a push-up position with your legs on the stability ball, pull knees in toward the chest and return to the starting position.

THE EATING PLAN Shed pounds: “Eat smaller, more frequent meals to bump up your metabolism, and cut out junk food and sweets from your diet to prevent quick weight gain,” Packheiser recommends. Stay trim: Low-calorie foods and fresh veggies are key for athletic-shape weight loss. Include complex carbohydrates in small portions to keep calories down.

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Refuse to take “stick figure” literally – what you lack in curves, you make up for in versatility. (Is there nothing Cameron Diaz can’t wear? She’s your type, too.) Like guys, boyish builds can form a little potbelly, but building muscle can be tough. THE WORKOUT Focus on giving more shape to your silhouette. Increase weight training to add lean muscle mass (especially to a curve-less backside), build up the shoulders for a stronger looking physique, and give love to the abs and obliques for a cinchedlooking waist. *Do the following exercises in a circuit two to three times, with no rest in between, three times a week. Perform workout four to five times per week. Moderate exercises as necessary. Exercise: Push-Ups Using your own body weight and, if necessary, a support (bench, stairs, stability balls, stacked steps, knees) do 10-12 push-ups per circuit. Exercise: Squat and Overhead Press Tighten your glutes, shoulders and abs with this allover toner. With a dumbbell in each hand and elbows bent in front of your torso, stand with your feet in a

wide stance, toes pointed out. Bend your knees and squat down, being careful not to extend the knees over toes. Come back up and repeat. Exercise: Stability Ball Abs With your back flat on the floor, arms at your side, legs at 90 degrees with calves on a stability ball, lift your head and shoulders off the floor, while simultaneously bringing arms up and pulsing them while breathing. Count to 100. Exercise: Carving Curl Lie flat facing the floor with head resting on folded arms and a dumbbell tucked behind a bent knee. Keep the foot flexed and slowly lift the bent leg about three to five inches off the floor; lower and repeat. Do 20 reps on both sides. Exercise: Swaying Bridge Lie flat on the floor with feet slightly larger than shoulder-width apart (arms at your sides, heels on the floor, knees bent). Lift the hips until a line forms from rib cage to knees (your bra line stays on the ground). While hips are raised, sway from side to side then lower. Do 10-12 reps.

THE EATING PLAN Shed pounds: Although naturally more slim, fight flab (especially near the tummy area) and keep bloat at bay by eating fresh veggies, leafy greens (kale and Swiss chard), lean meats and whole grains. Stay trim: Stay away from refined sugars and foods high in saturated fats. Snack on superfoods like pumpkin seeds and immunity-boosting fruits like kiwi.

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coming clean The Skinny on 7 Detox Diets by Kourtney Jason

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hanks to celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Beyoncé and Anne Hathaway endorsing various cleanses, detox diets have never been more popular. “The detox industry is huge,” says Harmony Boeh, R.D., with Roseville Health and Wellness Center. “It made more than $60 billion in 2011.” Outside of the celebrity push, cleanses and detox programs can be quite appealing. Individuals turn to the quick and temporary diet as a way to increase energy levels and to “reset” their bodies after regular exposure to environmental toxins (medications, pesticides, pollution) and from their typical diet (processed foods, sugars, alcohol, caffeine). “Being able to break any addiction [to caffeine, alcohol, sugar] is empowering,” Boeh says. Dr. Anita M. Larrow, N.D., with Revolutions Natural Medical Solutions in Folsom, agrees. “Some people will do it as a spiritual or mental cleanse. Others will do it with the change of season, to jump-start a weight loss plan, or to break an addiction. Cleansing and detoxing takes you out of your daily eating routine so you can break those habits.” But before you try a detox diet or cleanse, both Boeh and Larrow strongly advise consulting a doctor to see if it’s the right choice for you. “For the generally healthy population, a three-day cleanse isn’t likely to do much harm or lead to lasting health problems, and may provide motivation for people looking to change to a healthier diet afterwards,” Boeh says, adding that children, teenagers, pregnant or nursing women, and seniors are not advised to detox/cleanse. As with most fad diets, there is a lack of scientific evidence to support their adoption. “Science has not proven any benefit to a detox or cleanse diet,” says Kirsten Ransbury, R.D., with Kaiser Permanente Roseville Medical Center. “There is a multi-billion dollar industry selling books and products which claim many things that are unproven. This is very much a buyer-beware situation.” Detox diets are extremely low calorie and primarily liquid diets promoted to clear out the colon and help the body eliminate toxins. “None of them are recommended since they are nutritionally inadequate, can upset blood sugars, lead to muscle and water loss (dehydration), diarrhea or frequent loose stools, reduced immunity, headaches, irritability and a slower metabolism, which makes regaining any weight lost happen very quickly when the diet is done,” Ransbury explains. “The human body is designed to rid itself of toxins. The liver, kidneys, lungs and skin do a beautiful job of this already.” Like anything, the answer to whether a detox diet can be beneficial to you depends on what you and your doctor decide is best. Ransbury and Boeh summarize seven of the most popular diets, explaining the pros and cons of each.



Also known as the lemonade diet, the Master Cleanse is a monodiet (where you only consume one mixture) designed to work with your body’s existing cleansing and detoxifying processes. It’s typically done for 10 days. “The Master Cleanse is basically a starvation diet, where you are allowed to drink a mixture of lemon juice with maple syrup, water and cayenne pepper. You can also drink salt water and a laxative tea,” Ransbury says. Pros: According to the book The Complete Master Cleanse by Tom Woloshyn, benefits include: better sleep, more energy, clarity of mind, greater flexibility, weight loss, freedom from addictions, increased strength, reduced swelling and pain, less hair loss, improved skin complexion, reduced allergies and more. Ransbury, however, states this diet has no benefits. Cons: “It may lead to muscle breakdown, vitamin deficiencies, weakened immune system, headaches, fatigue and frequent loose stools,” she says.

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GREEN SMOOTHIE DETOX DIET This diet plan involves blending fruits and vegetables into smoothies. “It provides about 15 servings of fruits and veggies a day,” Ransbury says, adding that there are different options as far as how many days the plan can be followed. Allowed foods include avocado, brewer’s yeast, bee pollen, chia seeds, herbs, raw chocolate, yogurt, coconut, flaxseed oil, goji berries, wheat germ, maple syrup, stevia and honey. Pros: Lots of fiber and may be an easy way for people to consume more fruits and veggies, Ransbury says. Cons: “People may experience headaches and fatigue while adjusting to the elimination of many foods,” she says. “This diet does not provide suggestions on what to eat other than a quart of green smoothies each day, so it may be low in vitamin B12, zinc, vitamin D and selenium.”


Consisting of 21 days of liquids (primarily vegetable juices and soups, berry drinks and herbal teas), this diet requires nutritional supplements – vitamins, digestive enzymes and aloe vera juice – which can be purchased from the diet plan’s Web site and cost upwards of $200. Ransbury says the diet is only about 1,000 calories per day, and caffeine and alcohol are prohibited. After 21 days, additional foods like protein powder, soymilk, yogurt and salmon are added, followed by other nutritious foods. Pros: “There are a lot of fruits and vegetables – about 21 servings a day – but this is a blessing and a curse since it can lead to many unexpected trips to the bathroom,” Ransbury says. Cons: The diet doesn’t provide enough protein to maintain your muscles or immune system, offering only about 20 grams per day. “People will lose weight but it will be primarily water and muscle,” she says. “This type of weight loss is quickly regained, but the muscle has to be rebuilt with exercise.” Essential fat is also lacking from the diet. And with sudden stops to alcohol, caffeine and sugar consumption, withdrawal symptoms may occur. January 2013 - 41

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Leanne Hall, a yoga instructor and nutrition enthusiast, created the Fresh Fruit Cleanse, which lasts between one to seven days, with greater weight loss resulting with longer cleanses. “Hall claims fruit is ‘nature’s most effective cleanser’ and her cleanse will restore metabolism, strengthen peristaltic (digestive) actions of the intestines, support weight loss, and ‘awaken’ willpower and confidence,” Boeh says. Recommended foods include mangos, apples, pears, bananas, raspberries, plantains, dates, figs, orange juice, lemons, tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers, spaghetti squash, eggplants, zucchinis, avocados, coconut milk, spirulina, raw cacao, hemp seeds, flax seeds, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, herbs and spices. Pros: This diet encourages healthy fruit and vegetable intake, eliminates processed foods and is affordable (Hall’s book Fresh Fruit Cleanse retails for $11 on And despite its name, this diet isn’t limited to fresh fruit only, Boeh adds. Cons: “All foods must be prepped at home,” Boeh says. “It’s not realistic for many people with time constraints, family or full-time jobs.” The diet does not include exercise, and some dieters may have problems with headaches, fatigue and digestive distress.

This cleanse is based on the thought that when we consume cooked foods, our bodies must divert valuable energy away from normal detoxification processes and instead dedicate this energy toward inefficiently digesting the cooked foods, Boeh explains. “The cleanse claims to allow our bodies to get rid of waste without accumulating more along the way,” she says. The diet includes organic raw fruits, vegetables, seeds and sprouts, but prohibits foods like avocados, nuts and coconuts as these fats are said to reduce efficacy of the cleanse. Additionally, cleansers must eat at least a pound of leafy greens each day of the 7-10 day diet to meet vitamin and mineral needs. Pros: According to, “the basic approach in this diet is to increase the consumption of raw plant foods (fruits and vegetables), reduce or cut out completely the consumption of cooked food and animal fats and protein (i.e. meat and dairy products).” The Web site also claims feelings of rejuvenation, energy, improved attitude and weight loss. “Any time

people eat more fruits and veggies is great,” Boeh says. Cons: The diet’s Web site also explains that it’s not nutritionally complete and should not be followed for prolonged periods of time. Boeh adds that this diet, like most other cleanses, is not based on scientific research. The diet excludes important exercise, and recommends a 24-hour water-only fast prior to starting the up-to-10-day cleanse. Like many cleanses, it is recommended you stay home for the extent of the diet to ensure you’re following the guidelines. And you’ll need to have time to prepare the produce through chopping, peeling, straining, blending, etc. You may experience possible discomfort while “toxins leave the body,” caffeine withdrawal headaches, lightheadedness, nausea, irritability and vomiting. 42 - January 2013

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This cleanse claims to mobilize toxin-containing fat stores, Boeh explains. It typically lasts at least three days and consists of fresh vegetable and fruit juices. Prior to the cleanse, cut out caffeine, sugar and processed foods to decrease the likelihood of headaches and cravings, she says. You’ll drink 32-96 ounces of juice each day, half coming from veggie greens, and then you’ll drink warm water between the juices to “promote elimination.” Pros: The book Juice Fasting and Detoxification by Steve Meyerowitz claims the diet will increase energy, improve mental alertness, heal chronic ailments without drugs, promote weight loss without the hassle of diets, and maintain stamina without hunger. Cons: Besides the fact that it’s nutritionally incomplete with negligible protein and fat, it’s also pricey. Juicers start at $300 and it costs about $65-$70 dollars a day to maintain the diet. Boeh warns that juice cleanses can be dangerous for people with diabetes, people undergoing chemotherapy, or people with kidney compromise. Lastly, when you make juices (on any diet), you must consume them as soon as you make them because valuable phytochemicals begin to break down as soon as the juice is made, she says. “When juicing, the pulp or skin is typically removed and discarded, meaning we miss out on the fiber that we need to help regulate bowel function and stabilize blood sugars,” she explains.

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This cleanse allows for consumption of nuts, vegetables, many fruits (with certain exceptions) and whole grains, but prohibits meats, most dairy, sweets, artificial sweeteners, condiments and alcohol. “Supporters claim that consuming more carbonated beverages, energy drinks, sugar, refined grains, dairy and meat lowers the body’s pH and leaves us more susceptible to illness,” Boeh says. “By eliminating these low pH foods, you become more alkalotic, or more ‘balanced,’ boosting the immune system and making us less favorable hosts to chronic disease.” The diet recommends frequent saliva pH tests (our body likes a pH of 7.35-7.45) and two enemas daily. Pros: Alkalotic foods tend to be plant-based: whole grains, vegetables and nuts. Eating more of these is always good, Boeh says. The diet claims to “resolve” chronic conditions and pain, improve skin complexion, increase energy levels and provide a better sense of well-being and mental clarity. Cons: Twice-daily enemas can lead to dangerous electrolyte imbalances, that ironically the cleanse reports to correct. Dehydration and bowel perforation are also possible. Reactions may include diarrhea, fatigue, dizziness, nausea and headaches as “toxins leave the body.” Bottom Line: While a detox diet may benefit you, these are not quick tricks to look better and lose weight. “If you want to feel and look better, eat more ‘real’ foods,” Boeh says. “Focus on plants. Take time to relax or meditate as well as exercise. Listen to your body when it’s hungry, thirsty or tired; fuel when you need to and stop when you’ve had enough.”

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salads, we ordered the Sesame Asian Pear and our new favorite – the Spinach Garlic. With garlic roasted to perfection, ripe avocado, and balsamic dressing drizzled over a bed of organic spinach, this salad was simply delightful. For entrées, we naturally gravitated toward the “old favorites” and selected the Steak Cabernet and Chicken Mushroom. Served piping hot, the Chicken Mushroom held classic, creamy potpie flavors of chicken, potatoes, mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, Sherry, garlic and parsley; while the Steak Cabernet was homey and robust with beef, potatoes, onions, carrots, peas, thyme and Cabernet.

Today, nearly 13 variations – like Rosemary Lamb, Italian Sausage and Thai Chicken – line the menu… Next up was Z’s famous dessert pie, The Apple, with a scoop of locally made gelato. The flaky, buttery pastry – filled with flameroasted Fuji apples, apple purée, cinnamon, spices, vanilla and lemon – was big enough for two, and more than satisfied the “something sweet” we craved. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Z Pie also offers hot or frozen takeout options and a convenient online purchase and delivery service. The next time you’re hankering for a classic American meal, Z Pie is the place to be.

Z Pie, 3182 Center Street, Placerville, 530621-2626,

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and Very Vegetable. Today, nearly 13 variations – like Rosemary Lamb, Italian Sausage and Thai Chicken – line the menu, along with a selection of soups, organic salads, desserts and locally brewed beer and wine. On a recent visit, my dining partner and I were promptly greeted and seated in the quaint dining room where our friendly server recommended both salads and potpies to satisfy our growling stomachs. For

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ucked in the back of a nondescript complex off of Folsom Boulevard, Willow Cafe & Sweetery may be tough to find (keep an eye out for strategically placed sandwich boards to help direct you), but it’s certainly well worth the effort. Only open a year, it’s sure to be the

new go-to spot for those desiring a destination offering gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options; as well, there’s a menu for the carnivore (the meatloaf with house-ground sirloin is a favorite, and for the vegetarian, the Asian noodle salad looks quite satisfying). Be sure to try the fabulous focaccia bread,

made in-house several times a week for Willow’s gigantic breakfast sandwich. The namesake bakery case features at least as many gluten-free versions of its scrumptious baked goods, if not more, than their regular-recipe counterparts. I’d recommend the standby blondies and sinfully rich brownies, but keep eye out for any of the daily specials. On the brunch menu, the Buckwheat Pancakes with organic maple syrup disproves the “this tastes like cardboard” saying that sometimes accompanies items made with buckwheat. If you’re afraid of overdoing it on the sweets, try the Cajun Smoked Salmon – a smallplate option that’s perfect for sharing – featuring a lightly toasted crostini with silky-smooth cream cheese, red onion, and relatively tame “Cajun” salmon. Though they just started offering dinner service in August (Thursday-Saturday starting at 5 p.m.), intriguing menu items like the Grilled Coho Salmon with an apricot glaze, sautéed Swiss chard and wild rice salad, or the popular Polenta Lasagna with seasonal vegetables and house-made tomato sauce (it even features a hyper-local touch with basil grown out on the cafe’s patio) will surely prove to be just as superb as their brunch selections. Willow rebels from the ordinary and keeps it fresh by changing their menu throughout the year, assuring that guests get superior ingredients in their sinfully simple dishes.

Willow Cafe & Sweetery, 13405 Folsom Boulevard, Suite 950, Folsom, 916-2947805, January 2013 - 51

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• AMERICAN / CAFé / DELI Back Forty Texas BBQ 3977 Durock Road, #205 Shingle Springs | 530-676-4040 Hours: Tue.-Thrs. 11:00a.m.-8:00p.m., Fri-Sat 11:00a.m.-9:00p.m., Sun. 11:00a.m.- 8:00p.m. Cards Accepted: V, MC, D, AmEx We serve authentic Texas recipes. We have been voted number one caterer and number one ribs in El Dorado County. Dine-in, Carry-out and Catering services are available. All of our dishes are made fresh from scratch daily. Our meats are slow smoked on our southern pride pit. Please come join us for a Texas-size meal. Bricks Eats and Drinks 482 Main Street Placerville | 530-303-3480 Buttercup Pantry 222 Main Street Placerville | 530-621-1320 Caffé Santoro ** 2531 Merrychase Drive Cameron Park | 530-387-4432 Centro ** 385 Main Street Placerville | 530-626-5500 The Courtyard Deli 312 Main Street, #104 Placerville | 530-344-7547 Cuppa Coffee and More ** 442 Main Street Placerville | 530-626-9600 The Forester Pub and Grill ** 4110 Carson Road Camino | 530-644-1818 Heyday Café ** 325 Main Street Placerville | 530-626-9700 Hog Wild BBQ ** 38 Main Street Placerville | 530-622-3883 The Independent Restaurant and Bar 629 Main Street Placerville | 530-344-7645 Joanie’s Café and Grill 4064 Mother Lode Shingle Springs | 530-672-1904 Mr. Pickles ** 4601 Missouri Flat Road Placerville | 530-642-1677

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New Haven ** 6396 Pony Express Trail Pollock Pines | 530-644-3448

Dignity Dragon Restaurant 415-A Placerville Drive Placerville | 530-622-4293

Placerville Brewery ** 155 Placerville Drive Placerville | 530-295-9166

Grand China 4340 Golden Center Drive Placerville | 530-626-5679

Shingle Springs Coffee Co. ** 4068A Mother Lode Drive Shingle Springs | 530-676-2623

• FRENCH Allez! ** 6180 Pleasant Valley Road El Dorado | 530-621-1160

Snooty Frog ** 3300 Coach Lane Cameron Park | 530-677-9025 Sweet Spot Sandwich Shop ** 451 Main Street #5 Placerville | 530-621-3102 Sweetie Pies ** 577 Main Street Placerville | 530-642-0128 Join us to feast on specialty scrambles, omelettes, pancakes and Belgian waffles hot off the griddle for breakfast. For lunch enjoy our best-seller chile relleno casserole, sandwiches and paninis galore, and delightful salads made with the freshest vegetables and fruits to pair with our hearty homemade soups. Don’t forget to leave room for our wonderful homemade desserts! ZacJack Bistro 3275 Coach Ln., Cameron Park 530-676-2969 Hours: Sun-Th: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.; F-Sat: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. Credit Cards Accepted: V, M, A Serving Breakfast until 2pm everyday. Food type California bistro. Price range $10 to $20 ZacJack Bistro in Cameron Park is Zachary Jacques new casual everyday gourmet restaurant using farm fresh ingredients. Fresh breads are made every day and all dressings and sauces are homemade. We make our own breakfast sausage. We use Mary’s free range chicken, local fresh farm eggs, and all our beef and pork is California sourced. We serve wild, not farmed salmon. Open for breakfast lunch dinner everyday. Come visit us and see how every day can be gourmet. Z Pie 3182 Center Placerville Drive Placerville | 530-621-2626 • CHINESE/Mongolian China City Restaurant 4100 Cameron Park Drive Cameron Park | 530-672-9888

• ITALIAN Papa Gianni’s Ristorante ** 3450 Palmer Drive Cameron Park | 530-672-2333 • JAPANESE Kobe Sushi & Grill ** 3300 Coach Lane, #C-1 Cameron Park | 530-672-9210 Shilla Sushi Bar 2943 Paul Bunyon Road Placerville | 530-644-5047 • MEXICAN Cascada Restaurant 384 Main Street Placerville | 530-344-7757 Casa Ramos ** 6840 Greenleaf Drive Placerville | 530-622-2303 Que Viva ** 3300 Coach Lane Cameron Park | 530-577-3330 Tijuana Taqueria 1762 Broadway Placerville | 530-622-9517 • SEAfood Powell’s Steamer Co. & Pub 425 Main Street Placerville | 530-626-1091 • THAI Taste of Thai 1160 Broadway Placerville | 530-621-9559 If we’ve omitted your favorite restaurant or you find an error, let us know:

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taste CRAB CAKES WITH SPICY RÉMOULADE Cooking Light® The New Way to Cook Light by Scott Mowbray & Ann Taylor Pittman (Oxmoor House, 2012, $34.95) Crab cake lovers are fierce about the ratio of crab to filler. Our light cakes put the crab forward – and lose calories and fat – by using just enough mayo and breadcrumbs to hold the mixture together. Plus, we skip the deep-frying and sauté in oil to ensure crunch. For a milder rémoulade, omit the ground red pepper. An arugula or baby greens salad with a simple olive oil-lemon dressing is a nice accompaniment.

Rémoulade: • 1/4 cup canola mayonnaise • 2 tsp. minced shallot • 1 tsp. chopped fresh tarragon • 1 tsp. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley • 1 1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard • 3/4 tsp. capers, chopped • 3/4 tsp. white wine vinegar • 1/4 tsp. ground red pepper To prepare crab cakes, drain crabmeat on several layers of paper towels. Combine crabmeat, bell pepper, and next 4 ingredients (through egg) in a large bowl, stirring gently to combine. Sir in 1/4 cup panko. Place remaining 3/4 cup panko in a shallow dish. Divide crab mixture into 8 equal portions. Shape 4 portions into 1/4-inch-thick patties; dredge patties in panko. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high 54 - January 2013

dinner date Food and Wine for the Season heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add dredged patties to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until golden. Remove from pan; keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining crab mixture, panko and oil. To prepare rémoulade, combine 1/4 cup mayonnaise and remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Serve rémoulade with crab cakes. Serves 4.

2010 MER SOLEIL SILVER CHARDONNAY Friends will be impressed by Mer Soleil Silver Chardonnay’s trendy ceramic bottle… and its contents. The Wagner family – who’ve been creating wine for three generations in Napa Valley and established Caymus Vineyards in 1972 – saw great potential for producing wine elsewhere and began planting grapes in the Santa Lucia Highlands of Monterey County, where the cooler coastline yields early ripening for Chardonnay. Mer Soleil Silver Chardonnay is unoaked – fermented in cement vats and stainless steel tanks – giving it a sharper flavor compared to the rich, buttery barrel-fermented Chardonnay they also make. The grapes grown for Mer Soleil Silver have bright acids and a crisp minerality, resulting in a Chardonnay with a smooth and soft entry, followed by ripe citrus, namely lemon and grapefruit. Charles Wagner II says, “What I love about this wine is that is has a true sense of place. By fermenting and aging without oak, you allow the flavor influences from the vineyard to really shine through.” The wine’s high acidity makes it a perfect match for many foods, including this month’s crab cakes recipe. Start 2013 off by resolving to buy a bottle (retails for about $23) and share it with friends. —Richard Righton Owner, Bidwell Street Bistro in Folsom

Cookbook and recipe image courtesy of Oxmoor House; wine bottle image courtesy of Mer Soleil Vineyard.

Crab Cakes: • 1 lb. jumbo lump crabmeat, shell pieces removed • 2 tbsp. finely chopped green bell pepper • 1 1/2 tbsp. canola mayonnaise • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper • 2 green onions, finely chopped (about 1/4 cup) • 1 large egg, lightly beaten • 1 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs), divided • 2 tbsp. canola oil, divided


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11. “Hey there” 12. They can be free 15. Certain baseball stats 17. Lives of a cat 19. Opposite SSW 24. “The Greatest” 25. Three-bean or Caesar 26. Times lifted 28. Entry device 32. End-of-week initials 35. No ___, ands or buts 36. Phys. Ed. class 37. Story of the self, for short 39. Mental power, for example 40. Em follower 41. Take some dance _______ 42. Type of language 43. Inquire 44. They weigh more than fat 46. Elongate 47. ER worker, perhaps 48. Short for Old English 52. Essential fatty acid: _____ - 3 55. Associated Press, shortened 57. Bound forward with alternating hops 59. Veterans Administration, for short 60. Symbol for ruthenium 61. M.D. title 62. Osteoarthritis, shortened 64. Is often physical; _____ out 65. If __ ____ a little weight, my pants will tell me 66. Concord state (abbr) 68. Short for Leonard 71. “Okay for Kids w/Adult” rating 74. Hopefully 6-pack, not 12pack 76. Percentage tacked on (abbr) 77. Campground chain 79. Letters meaning all right 81. Silver symbol 83. Audio-visual, for short

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st. augustine, fl Discover the Nation’s Oldest City by Desiree Patterson

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ike no other Florida beach or coastal city, St. Augustine (about an hour’s drive from Jacksonville or Daytona Beach airports) is truly special and offers not only vast sandy beaches created by barrier islands allowing for beach weather all year long, but also the city embodies a wealth of historical significance that can be seen virtually everywhere you look. Why so much history packed in such a tiny town you say? On Easter of 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon shored his boat here and named the area “La Florida,” after the Easter festival of flowers, “Pascua Florida.” In 1565, Spanish explorer Pedro Menendez de Aviles founded St. Augustine, naming it after the Catholic Saint Augustine of Hippo. In 1821, the Spanish ceded Florida to the U.S. when it became an American territory until achieving statehood in 1845. St. Augustine is considered to be the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in the U.S. and features centuries-old forts, buildings and cobble- and 58 - January 2013

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brick-lined streets. You’ll also see horsedrawn carriages touring the town with guests. This year the city and the state of Florida celebrate the 500th anniversary of the European discovery of America proper. With the numerous historical “Viva 500” festivities planned this year and so many more amazing attractions for both families and couples, it’s a great time to put the ever-charming St. Augustine on your map.

LANDMARK ACCOMMODATIONS For royally historic nights of sleep, rest

Casa Monica

your bags no further than the steps of Casa Monica Hotel. Casa Monica, a Kessler Collection hotel, is St. Augustine’s only AAA Four-Diamond accommodation and has played host to the king and queen of Spain. Originally built and opened in 1888, Casa Monica was fully restored in 1999 after having served as the county courthouse since 1962; prior to that it was the prosperous Hotel Cordova that finally closed in 1932. After the current owner’s $10-million renovation, the rich history of the iconic landmark charms all who visit this fortress-like

Martini and live jazz performed by the region’s best musicians.

12 ACTIVITIES OF HISTORIC PROPORTION While there are far too many to list, here are some top attractions not to miss while you’re in town.

1. St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum: Ahoy, matey! See the world’s

Casa Monica lobby

largest collection of real pirate artifacts like the world’s only pirate treasure chest and one of only two existing 17th century Jolly Rogers; experience interactive exhibits, including the Disney Imagineer-designed “Below Deck” sound experience taking you back to legendary Blackbear’s last battle.

2. Castillo de San Marcos: You can relive the story of the first settlement in North America here, at this Spanish fort built in the 17th century that was later deemed a National Monument in 1924; the grounds are open to the public and tours of the interior are offered.

Ponce de Leon statue

3. Fountain of Youth: Ponce de Leon’s search for this legendary spring led him to many great discoveries. Today the park pays tribute to the spot where it’s believed Ponce landed. Features at the museum include artifacts, a planetarium, natural springs and Indian burial grounds. 4. Lightner Museum: Located in St. Augustine Lighthouse Museum

property. The hotel once again exudes the same splendor that guests would have experienced 125 years ago when it was called Hotel Cordova. Overlooking the downtown district and Matanzas Bay, Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice winner Casa Monica captivates guests with it’s distinct worldly flair combining art and history that is translated by an awe-inspiring grand lobby decked out with Moroccan frescos, fountains, tapestries and magnificent chandeliers, all contributing to the property’s mystique. The guest rooms

and suites give the feeling of old world charm among Spanish romanticism. Another treasure to be discovered at Casa Monica is the hotel’s signature restaurant, 95 Cordova, which has been featured on the Food Network and Travel Channel. Here guests enjoy a dining experience that they call an art form. The seasonally inspired new world and eclectic menu features favorites such as the Kessler Calamari (fresh as you can get!) and Chilean Sea Bass or the Blue Cheese Filet Mignon. After dinner, head to Casa Monica’s Cobalt Lounge for the signature New World

Henry Flagler’s former Alcazar Hotel, the three-floor museum is an amazing collection of furniture, art, machinery, various styles of glass work, and costumes. While there, dine at Café Alcazar located on the lowest floor, which was once the original hotel’s swimming pool.

5. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum, The Original: Can you believe it? St. Augustine is home to the first Ripley’s museum; it’s located in an 1887 Moorish revival mansion, where the absurd and odd boggles visitors’ minds. See many curiosities from Robert Ripley’s private collection. January 2013 - 59


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6. Schooner Freedom: This 72-foot watercraft is a 19th century replica and departs from historic downtown at the City Municipal Marina three times daily; take a day sail, evening sail, or for the more spirited, take the Ghost of Matanzas sail.

7. St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park: This zoological park is one of Florida’s oldest and most accredited, founded in 1893. With much more than gators, the park is home to rare and exotic birds, mammals and reptiles, including 23 species of crocodiles.

8. St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum: Get the best views the city affords from the top deck. Bring your walking shoes – the 219 steps will take you 165 feet above sea level. This is the city’s oldest brick structure completed in 1874.

Schooner Freedom

9. World Golf Hall of Fame & IMAX Theater: Learn about everything

Flagler College

Window shopping on Aviles Street

10. Whetstone Chocolate Factory Tour: St. Augustine’s “Original Chocolate Tour” takes chocolate lovers on a journey from the history to the actual making. Along the way take a four-tiered tasting and taste fresh confections as you stroll the factory.

11. Potter’s Wax Museum: America’s oldest museum of wax, Potter’s has over 160 famous and infamous life-like structures all carved with amazing detail. Get your photo taken with the cast of Seinfeld.

12. Aviles Street: Named for, you guessed it, the city’s founder, many of the homes scattered along both sides of this narrow cobblestoned street are well over two hundred years old, and the shopping is plentiful.


Casa Monica photos courtesy of The Zimmerman Agency. All others courtesy of

golf, including the players and history, via memorabilia, interactive exhibits, artifacts and more. Attend the World Golf Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on May 6, 2013.



leep is essential for a person’s health and well-being, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). Most of us are built for 16 hours of wakefulness a day and need an average of 8 hours of sleep per day. Of course this can vary a bit, based on individual needs. However, it is of the utmost importance for each of us to sleep well and allow our bodies and minds to rest. You’ve followed the usual tips for getting enough sleep — sleeping on a regular schedule, avoiding caffeine and daytime naps, exercising regularly, and managing stress. Still, it’s been weeks and a good night’s sleep remains elusive. Is it time for an over-the-counter sleep aid? Most over-the-counter sleep aids can be effective for an occasional sleepless night, however, there are a few caveats. Most over-the-counter sleep aids contain antihistamines. Tolerance to the sedative effects of antihistamines can develop quickly — so the longer you take them, the less likely they are to make you sleepy. In addition, some over-the-counter sleep aids can leave you feeling groggy and unwell the next day.

Now, at Innovative Compounding Pharmacy, we offer an over the counter sleep aid like never before, Kavinace® and Kavinace® Ultra PM. Kavinace® is NeuroScience’s most calming product. Unlike traditional GABA supplementation, the ingredient, 4-amino3-phenylbutyric acid, easily crosses the blood-brain barrier and acts like a GABA agonist. Kavinace® Ultra PM is uniquely designed to promote sleep by promoting healthy levels of


the primary neurotransmitters and hormones involved in sleep. It is also frequently recommended for patients with elevated levels of glutamate and PEA, and may be beneficial in some individuals with elevated epinephrine and norepinephrine. Kavinace® and Kavinace® Ultra PM are the most effective over-the-counter sleep aids we have personally tried and have the most positive feedback from the customers that have tried it as well.

It is now available at Innovative Compounding Pharmacy, so try it yourself and experience the deep sleep again! We work with our patients and their physicians and customize each person’s care. Dr. Masoud Rashidi, Pharm.D. Innovative Compounding Pharmacy 2013 All Rights Reserved These statements have not been evaluated by FDA.


Affordable Ambiance Shingle Springs 530-306-2379

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Starranne Meyers and Cindy Keller

Guiding Hands School 4900 Windplay Drive El Dorado Hills 916-939-0553

Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you? Since our children were born, I’ve found creative ways to shape my career around the seasons of our family. I ran an in-home childcare when my children were babies and then worked as a freelance writer for local newspapers and magazines as they grew. Later, I taught a variety of subjects from home, including art to children and adults. Now our two youngest are working at becoming wedding singers, so I combined my 20 years of experience as a professional visual artist and blended that with a response to the gloomy economy to offer beautiful yet affordable silk floral arrangements for weddings, events and home décor…and voila, Affordable Ambiance – event florals and décor rentals – was born. How are you involved with both the community and your customer? I’m actively involved with Santa’s Open House, which benefits local foster children; as well, I volunteer with Honor our Troops, where special care packages are sent three times a year to all troops from El Dorado County that are deployed in war zones. To contribute to the next packing, contact Affordable Ambiance at or 530-306-2379. If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why? I would meet Katherine Hepburn. She had a way of living that was bigger than life itself, was always true to herself, and had a dream childhood where backyard plays and daredevil stunts filled her days. She wrote her own plays and directed them with passion, and was truly an authentic, self-made woman whose character and strength projected off the screen and into my very soul. And finally, customer service is…? Customer service is listening carefully and then fashioning a perfect product to meet your client’s needs. Do you know that our editorial is not paid for, nor can it be purchased? In fact, our Introducing and Dine reviews are not paid advertisements. If you’d like your business profiled, please email Wendy Sipple at Once we determine when your business will be featured, we will contact you to schedule a time to come out and take a photograph. Thank you!

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Answers by Starranne Meyers, co-founder and school principal Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you? After several years in education, Guiding Hands School was founded in May 1993 to serve students (preschool-grade 12) who need a specific learning structure to be successful while educating the whole child. In addition to credentialed teachers, we provide a low staff-to-student ratio, speech and language, OT, BCBA services, standard-based and ILS curriculum, art and physical education. What was your first job, and what did you learn from the experience? My first job was providing respite care in the home of families who have a child with disabilities, so the parents could complete errands or have alone time. No doubt, what I learned is that children are children regardless of capacity, and 24/7 is a whole other playing field. How are you involved with both the community and your customer? We are actively involved with our students every day, and I love it! Our students who participate in community-based instruction are regularly accessing other businesses in El Dorado Hills to promote their education. Why is your staff the best in the business? Our staff puts their education and their heart and soul into our students so they become the best they can be. I often say, “many are called, but few are chosen” to serve our specialized population. What’s your hidden talent? Poetry writing. What’s your favorite place to eat out locally? Café Campanile. And finally, customer service is…? Listening to the need and thoroughly providing with a happy heart!




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outtakes Friends of NICU Fundraiser: Celebration of Miracles 2012 Folsom’s Lake Natoma Inn November 3 Photos courtesy of Michael Smith Photography.

Jonathan and Beth Walburger

Len & Kasey Purkis and Elanie & Tim Purkis (Friends of NICU founders) with David Garibaldi

Dr. Rachel Maney, Dr. Tony Wartell, David Garibaldi and Dr. Carolyn Getman

Levy Caparas and Elanie Purkis

Marc & Ginger Sackmann and Lori & Shane Thomason

Lorraine Olivotto, Troy Underwood, Patrick Kane, Ja’Nene Kane and La’Rae Lymath

Festival of Lights Historic Main Street, Placerville November 23 Photos by Bill Robinson.

El Dorado High School’s Brass Band plays Christmas carols

Placerville resident Judy Aguilar

The crowd fills Main Street

Attendees enjoy stagecoach rides

Holiday Tree Lighting El Dorado Hills Town Center, November 24 Photos courtesy of Express Event Imaging. A young girl participates in the kids’ games

El Dorado County Fair Crab and Chowder Gala El Dorado Fairgrounds, Placerville November 10 Photo courtesy of Jody Gray.

Amanda Clemons, Mrs. Claus, Santa Claus, Natalie Buerki and Debbie Manning

Crab fan, “Smitty”

PR-You Book Launch Party

Toni Stackpole, Jen Ostrode and Natalie Buerki

Velvet Swing Quartet: Char, Christi, Rhonda and Betty

Side Bar, El Dorado Hills, November 14. Photos courtesy of Michele Smith. Randall Schath, Karen Schriefer, Staci Joy, Al Gonzalez and Angel Moriyah

Becky Vieira, Chelsea Fisher and Michele Smith

Michele Smith, Nancy Vieira, John Schlueter, Carol Schlueter and Becky Vieira

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the perfect stride Local Ultrarunners Go the Distance by Tom Mailey

There are worse places to suffer.


’m climbing up a steep side of the American River Canyon somewhere below the Foresthill Divide. It’s sunrise, and the eastern swells of the Sierra are silhouetted against a beautiful cranberry sky. The early October air is chilly. The waxy leaves of manzanita trees rattle from a slight breeze. I am six or so miles into an 18-mile training “run” for the California International Marathon (CIM). The trail before me is so pitched I’m walking at the moment, each stride nearly level with my eyes. My heart’s pounding and my breathing sounds like a monkey trying to work a hacksaw. I can’t wait to reach a flat spot where I can start jogging again and, ironically, catch my breath. I’ve been training for the marathon, (my third) since mid-July, mostly around the relative flatness of Roseville. This trail training is something new, introduced to me by Roseville ultrarunner Chuck Godfredsen. “Dude, it’ll really help you 66 - January 2013

build endurance,” he told me. Sure, if it doesn’t kill me. For many, the new year is all about resolutions of fitness. And that’s fine. Have to start someplace, right? So sign up at a gym or Zumba class and maybe part of your motivation can be, hey, it could be worse: You could know Chuck. Not that he’s a bad guy. On the contrary, he’s a great guy – friendly, positive, unassuming – the kind of guy who can charm you into running up and down (and up again) a rocky canyon until you reach a point that you’d whistle up a mountain lion to end your misery – if you had anything left to wet your whistle with. A firefighter by trade, he shrugs when asked what compels him and his wife Trish. (I should mention she’s every bit the ultrarunner he is.) Ultrarunners do distances greater than 26.2 miles, most commonly 50 or 100. Chuck and Trish have done several of both. In fact, marathons like last month’s CIM are mere warm-ups for their bigger events, like

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Chuck and Trish Godfredsen

hiking up really tall hills before scaling a few Mt. Everest’s. “We started out jogging just for good fitness,” Chuck says. “That turned into marathons, which morphed into ultras. We figured if we can do 26, then we can do 50. And if we can do 50...” He says this with all the passion of a mall walker explaining that if he can make it as far as JC Penney, then he can make it to Nordstrom. What’s perhaps most amazing about the couple is they still maintain a “normal” lifestyle. Four kids at home, ranging from junior high to junior college; nice house, quiet court; green and trim lawn. “As a firefighter,” he explains, “I have rotating weekends off, which gives me the chance to get out on a quality run and still be home in time to get the kids from school and get things done around the house – plus be around if Trish needs to get in her ‘quality run.’” Although since their kids are older now they can run more together, something Chuck says makes their marriage stronger. “Out on the trails we’re able to spend several hours together, and often we just talk. It’s a time where we can focus, without distractions, and hammer things out.” I want to tell him you can also do that during Happy Hour at McCormick and Schmick’s, but decide to keep that to myself. At one point deep in our run, the trail breaks out of a thick stand of timber to lace along a grassy hillside above the tumbling American River. The licorice scent of anise mixes with fragrant pine and the sky is an electric, bracing blue. Never breaking stride, Chuck suddenly spreads his arms out and hollers with unrestrained elation, “It doesn’t get more beautiful than this!” Straggling behind, I have to agree. And, at least until the next hill, I find myself hoping any nearby mountain lions have something better to do.

“The Uncensored Message that My Wife Asked Me Not to Write…” Dear friend, Well, at first, my wife asked me not to write this. We had a big discussion about it. Finally, she understood what I was trying to do, and actually helped me write this letter to you. Here’s the thing. In my office, most of the people that come in to see me tell me they’ve “tried everything.” They’ve had “every” test, wound up with huge medical bills, and are still no better off. Often, they’ve been subjected to medications that have only served to temporarily mask symptoms. That’s not what most people are looking for.

might never regain feeling again in her left leg. A friend of mine convinces me to give his doctor a try. This new doctor does an exam takes some films, and then ‘adjusts’ my wife’s spine (he tells us there is compression in her body creating pressure on the nerves that are affecting her legs.) The adjustment is very gentle, and post exams and films are taken to assure the adjustment is successful.

Health, or the lack of it, very often has simple causes, and very reasonable corrections. That’s what I’m going to tell you about. But, before I tell you more, let me On the way home from our visit tell you something about me… my wife states that she felt At the time, I’m about to become a tingling in her legs! Oh, did I brand new father. For nine months mention that this doctor is a my wife and I are excited and a bit chiropractor? Within a few short nervous to meet our unborn months, she has full use of both daughter. Then it happens, my legs. I’m so impressed with the wife is having complications so the results, and the other ‘miracles’ doctor induces her one month that are shared with us at his early. The labor is exhausting and office, that I eventually went to the cord is wrapped around my chiropractic school myself. And daughter’s neck. With no time to that’s how it happened! spare, the doctor delivers our baby by way of forceps. Our newborn is Back to what my wife (at first) lifeless when we first meet her, and didn’t want me to write. It’s that my wife is physically, mentally, chiropractic is one of the biggest and emotionally spent. “secrets” in health care. Few people (relatively, only 10% have After a week in the intensive care been to a chiropractor) know unit my daughter, Aislyn, is well about it. And many of the rest enough to go home. Sadly, my could be helped if they only knew wife is not doing well. She has the true story. My wife could have limited use of both of her legs and been confined to a walker or is checked out of the hospital with possibly a wheelchair had we not a walker. Our lives become a been encouraged to seek challenge as she cannot carry our chiropractic care. So, I often feel baby from room to room, and I am like shouting it from the away most of the day. The doctor’s mountaintop! Is that at the hospital are perplexed so “professional?” Well, maybe it is, they refer us to a neurologist. We or maybe not. But, I’ve decided left with a grim prognosis that she people should know.

Many of my patients travel well differently to care, but we get over an hour each way to see me terrific results. It’s that simple! for various problems like: Exciting Offer-Look, I know you’re smart. You want to get to  Headaches the cause of your problem, and not  Migraines just cover it up with drugs. When  Chronic pain you are one of the first 20 people  Neck pain to call and schedule a new patient  Shoulder/arm pain exam (by January September 31, 28,2013 2012)  Whiplash from car you’ll receive that entire exam for accidents $37. That includes x-rays, a  Backaches computerized postural analysis  Numbness in limbs and a detailed report of findings.  Athletic injuries The whole ball of wax, and, there Just to name a few… are no hidden fees. But, call right away because we expect to be Here’s what some of my flooded with calls as this exam patients had to say: normally costs $275. Again, there’s only 20 of these slots, so After my first adjustment, it don’t miss out and call today (by law, this offer excludes was like the floodgates were open. . I have been twisted up Medicare/Medicaid recipients.) for over 20 years and for the Great care at a great fee…Please, I first time I am moving in the no hope that there’s right direction. misunderstanding about quality -Sam W of care just because I have a lower exam fee. You’ll get great care at Dr. Hassey’s technique proves I a great fee. My qualifications…I’m didn’t have to be in pain for the a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic. rest of my life. I was able to get I’ve been entrusted to take care of back to the active life I enjoy. tiny babies to pro athletes that -Toni S. you may know. I just have that low exam fee to help more people who As amazing as this may sound, I need care. have been symptom free since my first visit! My assistant is Katie and she is a -Greg G. really great person. Our office is both friendly and warm and we try our best to make you feel at After many years of major home. We have a wonderful shoulder pain, I saw Dr. Hassey service, at an exceptional fee. Our and after a few corrections the office is called NUCALI SPINAL constant pain was gone. CARE and it’s at 1200 Suncast -Tod J Lane, El Dorado Hills, CA. Our phone number is 916-626-4300. I have more stamina, am less Call Katie today for an stressed and I have increased appointment. We can help you. energy. Thank you and God bless. - Tantra M. -Matthew Hassey, D.C. Several times a day patients thank me for helping them with P.S. When accompanied by the their health problems. But I can’t first, I am also offering the second really take the credit. The truth is family member this same that I’ve never healed anyone of examination for only $10. anything. What I do is perform a specific spinal adjustment to remove nerve pressure, and the body responds by healing itself. Of course, all people respond


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