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Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 12:00 am

Amazon fires remind us to buy beef at home

 As fires raging in the Amazon rainforest dominate recent news, the global importance of eating local has never been more apparent. While public attention to these wildfires is new, the fires are
Food
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 12:00 am
 Eggplant is in peak season right now, and will continue to grace the tables at farmers markets until frost. Also know as aubergine, eggplant is low in calories, nutrient-rich, and loaded with fi
Fall Guide
Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 12:00 am

Springfield Bicycle Club offers group rides for beginners to experts

 I eyed the sleek cycling shoes worn by the person standing next to me, then glanced down at my own clunky sneakers and wondered what I’d gotten myself into. It was a pleasantly balmy afternoon
Food
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 12:00 am
 “On fair day my mother would always get up at four o’clock in the morning to fry chicken to take along,” my grandmother mused as we drove along looking for the best parking deal. “She’
Capital City Parent
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 12:00 am
 Starting out in a new school for the first time can feel like a journey into the unknown, whether the student is an awkward tween or a shy preschooler leaving a parent’s side for the first tim
Food
Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 12:00 am
 Buckle, grunt, cobbler, Betty, crumble and crisp. What sounds like a ragtag cast of characters from a comic book are actually the shining stars of the summer’s dessert scene. Quick, adaptable
Food
Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:00 am

What to do with too many cukes

 Overcome by the zeal of spring gardening, I planted way too many cucumber plants and am once more inundated with daily harvests of bright green fruit. In addition to filling out my dinner table
Food
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:00 am
 The grill can be difficult to master. Grilled chicken legs, for example, sounds straightforward enough, but cooking them evenly without burning the skin into a mess of char takes attention and t
Food
Thursday, June 20, 2019 12:00 am
I’ve often wondered why, amongst the superfood dino kale and Brussels sprouts craze, old-fashioned cabbage hasn’t been more celebrated. Versatile, inexpensive, nutritious and only 22 calories per
Food
Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:00 am
 The heat of summer seems like an odd time to crank up the oven, but there’s never a better time for chewy, flavor-packed focaccia. This recipe was the gateway bread for me, introducing me to t

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