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Health and Wellness

Heat Advisory

Tips to Stay Safe During An Excessive Heat Advisory

After a long, rainy and chilly winter, people in East Contra Costa County have been craving the…

Chrissy_LifeVantageConsultant

Chrissy Amaral Shares Her Commitment to Health with LifeVantage

The idea of “getting healthy” can be intimidating.  From exercise, nutrition, and sleep – making the decision…

Zucchini and Brentwood Corn Fritters

Recipe: Zucchini and Brentwood Corn Fritters

Zucchini and Brentwood Corn Fritters – A Blend Of Summer Flavors One of the best ways to experience a blend…

Corn Muffic Recipe - Local Backroads

Dwelley Family Farms Is A Taste of History

It is a long-held belief that history and people are tied together with the food that is…

Frozen Cherry

Enjoy More Cherries By Cherry Pitting

The Luxury of Sweet Cherries The juicy, sweet bursts of flavors we all know is packed into a tiny little…

cherry upick

Tips and Tricks for an Exceptional U-Pick Experience

Spring means U-Pick season throughout our local backroads.  From the sweetest cherries to the juiciest strawberries, U-Pick is the…

McCauley’s Olive Grove: Olive Oil Tasting in Brentwood Ca

Just like a fine wine, or a pure chocolate, discovering a high-quality olive oil requires time, a lot of…

Mt Diablo Climbing the North Peak Trail

An Outdoor Adventure on Our Local Backroads

I’m not sure about you, but as soon as the temperature drops below 60, my outdoor adventures come to…

nature - local backroads

Ditch the Holiday Stress

When I was a kid, my mom made the holidays magical.  The smells of freshly baked cookies filled our…

relax - local backroads

But, Did It Make You Happy?

It is easy to get lost in the day-to-day.  Appointments, meetings, cooking, cleaning and kids fill the hours and…