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Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 12:01 am

We can raise money without sacrificing health

 It’s fundraising season again. Kids are returning home from school with cookie dough and popcorn order forms, and churches and community groups are gearing up for their annual holiday bake sal...
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 12:01 am

Kimchi 101

 It’s smelly, spicy, scary-looking and quite possibly the world’s healthiest food. It hisses and foams when you open its jar. It is revered by Koreans and reviled by many Americans. Kimchi �...
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 12:01 am

The Ark of Taste highlights heritage foods

 Consumers today seem to have more choices at the grocery store than ever before. My great-grandmother would have marveled at the red strawberries available in grocery stores in the middle of win...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:01 am
 My two favorite avocations are music and cooking; I have found that camping at music festivals in Bertha Bus, my mobile kitchen, gives me the perfect opportunity to enjoy both. Over the years, a...
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 12:01 am

September farmers market finds

 Just because summer is drawing to an end and the kids are back to school does not mean that farmers market season is over. The Old State Capitol Farmers Market continues to run Wednesday and Sat...
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 12:01 am

Day off recipes from the pros

 Again it’s Labor Day, when, without a hint of irony, we celebrate our country’s workers by taking a day off from work. For most professionals, a day off is assumed to entail doing pretty muc...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:01 am

There’s nothing like fresh olives and EVOO

 It seems the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree in our family. My daughter has loved olives since she was a baby. The only time I ever had to simply abandon my shopping cart and remove my wa...
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 12:01 am

How one man brought fresh salmon to Illinois

 Fish can be a beneficial component of a healthy diet. Fish are the major sources of long-chain omega-3 fats, are high in protein and low in saturated fat. Evidence suggests that eating fish or t...
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 12:01 am

Sports drinks can be harmful

 There are few things that one can do to have an immediate and positive impact on one’s health. Increasing physical activity and changing one’s diet are critical steps in improving overall he...
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 12:01 am
 It seems that of late my life’s journey has been taking some pretty unexpected turns. The latest fork in the road has me rolling down a hilly two-lane highway in Bertha Bus, my kitchen on whee...

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