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In this insightful gem, journalist and life coach Wanda Hennig writes wisely, hilariously and sometimes poignantly about sex and food; living for three-and-a-half years at the San Francisco Zen Center; moving solo from one continent to another; meditation; creative mindfulness strategies and more. Cravings: A Zen-inspired memoir about sensual pleasures, freedom from dark places, and living and eating with abandon (Say Yes Press). Edition Two (Mouth Orgasm edition) published August 2017 (ISBN 9780996820523 paperback; ISBN 9780996820523 eBook).

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Gay Pride — Ya gotta eat!

June 27, 2009 – 2:46 pm
Dykes on Bikes, Gay Pride 2009

Top 12 Castro dine-out hotspots

The San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration runs Saturday June 27 noon to 6 p.m. and Sunday …

Tomales Bay kayaking and oysters

June 17, 2009 – 2:20 pm
Go eat oysters at Tomales Bay.

A delicious adventure —

“Why am I living in a city?”
The question came the first time when I glanced upward …

Best Beaches Northern California: Flavors of Capitola and Santa Cruz

June 10, 2009 – 6:23 pm
View from the West Cliff Inn garden.
Which beach is best? Capitola with its cocktail cuisine has a party flavor — plus family appeal. Santa Cruz main beach has sea lions alongside the wharf, surfing beneath the cliffs and the famous Boardwalk.

Story and photos by Wanda Hennig
All travel has a culinary flavor, given that one has to eat. True culinary travel, however — I’d say what defines it is the focus. It’s about eating the specialties of a place. Learning about the food traditions of the people. It doesn’t imply eating lavishly, isn’t necessarily about haute cuisine, and it doesn’t have to cost a lot. Visiting a farmers market and creating a picnic from the produce stall … Read more

The Moss Beach coastal stroll — Highway 1’s best kept secret?

June 2, 2009 – 12:38 pm
Beach views from the cliff.

A breathtaking beach walk; a scenic cliff-top hike; a chance to see harbor seals up-close-and-personal; and if you keep your …