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I grew sweet basil this year in my small garden spot. I must have done something right because I have more basil than I can use daily. I have given it to co-workers, neighbors, and friends. I have so...
Category: Food    Published: Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014     comments
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Zucchini is one of summer’s star veggies and a culinary workhorse of the kitchen. You can shred it for breads, muffins or pan-fried zucchini cakes. It can be sliced for gratins, casseroles and p...
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Dive into a big bowl of chilled soup
The sun is blazing. The sweat is dripping. The air feels as if it is sticking to your skin. Hey, how about a nice big bowl of soup? No, seriously. Soup is good food. Especially in the summer, when t...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;Cold soups can be the perfect response to a sticky summer day. Some varieties include, clockwise from top right, Cold Corn Vichyssoise, Farmers Market Gazpacho, Ginger Carrot Soup and Summer Fruit Soup.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">MCT</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;Cold Corn Vichyssoise is just one option for a cold soup during a hot summer.</span></p>

Category: Food    Published: Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014     comments
Leanne Brown didn’t set out to write a buzz-worthy cookbook for people who want fine-dining taste on a food stamp budget. Because “Good and Cheap,” a beautifully photographed e-book...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;Leanne Brown, author of &ldquo;Good and Cheap,&rdquo; poses in her New York apartment. The book is aimed at helping put good, inexpensive food on the table without spending hours over it. Originally written for her master&rsquo;s thesis, it was a surprise hit online, prompting Brown to turn to a Kickstarter fundraising campaign to put hardcover copies in the hands of the people who need it most.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">MCT</span></p>

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Olive tapenade, an earthy, salty paste of olives, capers, anchovies, garlic and other flavorings, is easy to find jarred in specialty shops. But when you whip up a batch yourself at home, the flavors...
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When Chicago chef Gregory Ellis makes a pork belly sandwich, he doesn’t stop at the belly. In addition to a fried egg and kumquat chow-chow, he adds a mystery ingredient—bacon jam. &ldquo...
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Sometimes the last thing you want to do at the end of a long hot summer day is turn on the oven and make a meal. So here’s a delicious solution that requires no more heat than is necessary to gr...
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If your zucchini has turned zealous in the garden, here’s a wonderfully different way to use the bounty: A zucchini flatbread that surprised me with how easy it was to make. It is from Rinku Bh...
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Homemade bread really is the difference between a good sandwich and a great one. This especially important when contemplating back-to-school lunches. A brown bag lunch should be something to look forw...
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In the heat of the summer, I rely on one of my favorite tropical ingredients to make cooling treats. No, I’m not talking about coconut, pineapple or lime, although I like those, too. To make Pop...
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PEANUTS AND WHAT? The latest breakfast entry from Kellogg is Jif peanut butter cereal (made with Jif peanut butter). Folks allergic to peanuts obviously wouldn’t want to buy Jif cereal, but nei...
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Dear Abby: My granddaughter “Cindy,” age 2, was being watched by her mommy’s ex-sister-in-law and her sons. Cindy went to her mommy and said, “Bubby hurt me.” Bubby is wh...
Category: Features    Published: Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014     comments
Dear Heloise: We read your column every day in the Ventura County (Calif.) Star. My family has come up with a hint that may help others who never know if the dishes in the dishwasher are clean or dirt...
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When Cheech and Chong lit up the movie screens with their marijuana-fogged dialogue—“Hey man, how’s my driving?” “I think we’re parked, man”—they probab...
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Monthly club or community activity announcements will appear the Wednesday before the next meeting. Announcements must be submitted to the Gazette by 5 p.m. Friday. Weekly club meetings and Self Help...
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Acupuncture The Northfield Acupuncture & Alternative Medicine Clinic will hold workshops dealing with health topics including cancer, hepatitis and cardiovascular disease at 1 p.m. Thursdays at t...
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