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Kitchen Witch
Thursday, May 15, 2003 12:00 am

. . . in the capital city

Dottie Washington faced a dilemma. She had dined on a barbecued rib sandwich, tasted a turkey leg, and enjoyed a cheese-filled puff pastry. She had her eye on a chicken burrito that looked too tantali
Kitchen Witch
Thursday, May 15, 2003 12:00 am

Pease’s still does business in the family way

Nothing says Valentine's Day quite like chocolate. Rob Flesher knows why. "It's the food of love," says the co-owner and sales manager of Pease's Candy Shops. "There's a chemical in the chocolate th
Kitchen Witch
Tuesday, May 13, 2003 12:00 am

Local fare featured at this weekend’s Illinois Products Expo

You could say Dan Heffelmire likes corn. "That's his life," says his wife, Connie. "It's his passion and obsession. He's out there in the summer trying to create hybrids and hand-breeding corn for t
Kitchen Witch
Tuesday, May 13, 2003 12:00 am
Genda Freeman leads a group of eight people through Schnuck's supermarket, pointing out an obvious fact of life: if you want to be healthy, you have to focus on fruits and vegetables, not candy and ch
Kitchen Witch
Friday, May 9, 2003 12:00 am

How Michael Higgins left his mark on a Springfield mainstay

Taking advantage of the lull between the lunch and dinner crowds, Michael Higgins sits down at a white linen-topped table in the dim bar at Maldaner's, the city's oldest restaurant. As co-owner, Higgi
Kitchen Witch
Thursday, May 8, 2003 12:00 am

More than just an Easter symbol

The egg pops up this time of year in a variety of forms, from the real thing dyed in subtle shades to the plastic and chocolate varieties. The simple yet complex egg, in its humble shell, has been ac
Kitchen Witch
Tuesday, May 6, 2003 12:00 am

Capital city bars offer their own versions of the famous drink

On a recent night in the Capitol City, two professional women in their 40s sit at a table in a popular downtown watering hole, sipping ruby red liquid garnished with fruit. Across town, a group of you
Kitchen Witch
Thursday, May 1, 2003 12:00 am

Local concessions offer fresh fried fish

On a Wednesday morning, Mary Beth Carter is busy dipping chunks of fresh walleye into cornmeal and plopping them into sizzling oil. Her "kitchen" consists of a closet-sized area in a small gray-shingl
Kitchen Witch
Tuesday, April 29, 2003 12:00 am

A round-up of early morning options

Sure, there are plenty of places in town that can serve up a fine breakfast of two eggs over easy or maybe a glazed doughnut or three. But if you want to make that first meal of the day a treat, there


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