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Let’s Cook: What’s for Supper?

There are three words that are perhaps the most daily repeated words in the world--what’s for supper? Even folks who enjoy cooking come up against this daily demand. If you ever want to feel like a hometown hero, just jot down a complete menu for the entire week! Family members will do a ...

It’s charcuterie season at Guilty Sweets

Guilty Sweets, at 3 1st St. SE Suite 2, offers sweets and savories. On any given day you can visit the Patisserie and find French macaroons, tarts and eclairs, not to mention a wide variety of flavorful and unique cupcakes and other delectables. Sarah Massey began her sweet and savory ...

Easy-care Amaryllis bulbs for Christmas…and beyond

While grocery shopping the other day, I found the most peculiar thing in the flower section – a bulb wrapped in wax with a green shoot coming out. Upon investigation, I realized that this was an Amaryllis bulb designed to be an easy gift for the holiday season. There are several varieties of ...

Growing easy-care Aloe vera, nature’s burn ointment

Grow your own burn ointment by adding Aloe vera to your indoor plant collection. This succulent has been used for centuries to treat superficial burns, cuts, sunburns, and more. The gel inside the leaves is the medicinal part of the plant. Just cut away the outer part of the leaf and use just ...

Let’s Cook: A Horn and an Acorn

As his hand moved from his side, it revealed a conductor’s baton. As he raised it, music began — beautiful brass band music. The type of music that includes stirring Sousa marches with a lively beat. The cornet bringing forth notes clad in glorious tones while the trombones deep and golden ...

Brighten the holidays with colorful plants

Garden centers, florists and grocery stores are filling their shelves with a variety of holiday plants; a sure sign the holidays are approaching. This is the time of year to give, receive or fill your home with colorful poinsettias, Christmas cactus, cyclamen, and other holiday plants. Extend ...