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Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 12:00 am

Bone broth for what ails you

All my life I’ve struggled with bouts of insomnia. When I was in college I had a Social Psychology lecture right after lunch. I remember very little about the content of the course, but I do remembe
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Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 12:00 am

Pot-au-feu will get you through

I love cooking outdoors, even in winter. The aromas of roasting meat and wood smoke intermingling in the crisp, cold air call out to me and awaken my appetite.  Recently, however, the prolonged c
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Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 12:00 am

Don’t ask Dr. Kellogg

 Fifteen years ago, when my wife began thinking about teaching cooking classes, she asked me to help her come up with a name for her new cooking school. I asked her what she wanted to accomplish.
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Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 12:00 am
Every morning as the clock approaches 7 a.m. the folks in my CrossFit gym cluster in little groups to socialize for a few minutes before the workout begins. I hang out with the Fasters. We are the one
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Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 12:00 am

How Scotch eggs rescued me from a fight

 Most of the foods that show up every year on my family’s holiday table have origins in the culinary practices of our past generations. Our holiday table has never been a forum for innovation;
Food
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 12:00 am
 If you were to close your eyes and envision a perfect celebratory winter holiday gathering, what would it look like?  What are the traditions of your family? What are your cherished holiday
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Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 12:00 am

How a Springfield group transformed itself by intermittent fasting

 In the guidebook for Narcotics Anonymous there is a paragraph which begins: “We have a disease; progressive, incurable and fatal.” The paragraph ends with the sentence: “Insanity is repeat
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 12:00 am

Intermittet fasting produces amazing results

 I was talking with my bandmates during our break the other day about the death of Tom Petty, Gregg Allman and all the other music heroes we have lost in the last year. The conversation morphed i
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Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 12:00 am
 While attending one of Urbana’s Prairie Fruits Farm and Creamery’s Farm To Table Dinners, I asked owner Leslie Cooperband if I could “stage” (work as an unpaid apprentice) for one of the
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Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 12:00 am
 The premature death of my wife due to complications of obesity was a loud wake-up call for me. At the time of her death I, too, was obese, weighing 236 pounds and having to buy my clothes at a �

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