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Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 12:00 am

Step away from the box

 For centuries people have made cakes to mark special occasions. These confections have evolved from rough, yeast-leavened cakes made by Romans to more elaborate, layered pastries created by 16th
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Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:00 am

Creativity and nutrition in packing school lunches

 My mother, amazing cook though she was, did not pack a very good school lunch, at least from a kid perspective. She really didn’t do breakfast at all, and lunch was usually leftovers from dinn
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Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 12:00 am

Try this tomato pie

 Way back in February I got the gardening bug, so I started several different varieties of tomatoes in plastic lettuce containers that I’d been hoarding for that purpose. In a warm east-facing
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Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:00 am

Campfire cooking to rival a restaurant

 To be clear, I love a good dog as much as the next guy, especially if it’s been locally produced. My favorites are the uncured beef wieners from Stan Shutte at Triple S Farms, and the old-fash
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Thursday, July 13, 2017 12:00 am
 Kohlrabi is an odd-looking vegetable with an odd-sounding name. Easy to grow and widely available at local farmers markets, this alien-looking vegetable is as versatile as it is weird. A member
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Thursday, June 29, 2017 12:00 am

Ashley Meyer

 There is not much that I enjoy more than packing a picnic and curling up on a thick blanket to watch a show under the stars. Be it a movie in the park, a concert or community theatre, it’s a l
Food
Thursday, June 15, 2017 12:00 am
 Despite the old-fashioned expression, making a pie from scratch intimidates many. It is another culinary skill that has atrophied in our culture over the years, a casualty of convenience and fro
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Thursday, June 1, 2017 12:00 am
 It’s been a busy few weeks. For a while now my daily agenda has felt full to bursting on a regular basis, and I find myself yearning for a little TLC. The healthful surge of energy that accomp
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Thursday, May 18, 2017 12:00 am
 This weekend is the grand opening of the Old Capitol Farmers Market (OCFM), one of my favorite times of the year because it marks the return of our beloved Saturday morning market routine. The f
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Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:00 am

Putting food scraps to good use

 Approximately 40 percent of the food produced in the United States, approximately 133 billion pounds, will end up in the trash. That’s roughly equivalent to buying five bags of groceries, then

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