Holiday parties, dinners and festivities have begun! This is a time when food and drink are associated with almost all events, and a time when many people’s waistlines start to expand. There are tips to follow to keep weight in check this holiday season and the rest of the year, and it includes eating more […]

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[1] Classic Spaghetti Carbonara (photo courtesy Barilla). [2] A very modern, deconstructed Carbonara, using wide pasta ribbons and a poached egg (here’s the recipe from Food Republic). [3] Make Pizza Carbonara. Here’s the recipe from Grace Parisi.   April 6th is International Carbonara Day, celebrating Italy’s Spaghetti Carbonara, one of the more famous pasta dishes. […]

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March 11-17, 2018 is National Groundwater Awareness Week. What’s groundwater? All of our water comes from two channels: Surface water, fresh water sources on the surface of earth, such as rivers, streams, and reservoirs. Groundwater, which is contained in underground aquifers and underground lakes. Groundwater is replenished from precipitation, streams and rivers that seep into […]

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Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Even if you don’t wear green or watch a parade on March 17th, you pick up a green bagel or some Irish soda bread, and end the day with wine and Irish cheeses, a green cocktail or an Irish Coffee. Or, you can make a traditional Irish recipe, or […]

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We haven’t begun holiday shopping yet. But we’re not worried. Our list isn’t huge; and since no one we know needs any material possession we can afford, we long ago settled on disposable gifts—i.e., food. This year we have three favorites (and might we add, we’re gifting all three to ourself, as well).     […]

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Whether you like your cupcakes buttery, gluten free or vegan, you can celebrate National Cupcake Day with any number of flavors. Beyond vanilla, chocolate and red velvet, bakeries all over the world are turning out cupcakes in flavors from lemon meringue to Margarita. But this list, adapted from the Carolina Cupcakery in Norfolk, Virginia, tops […]

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You can create special holiday cocktails with seasonal ingredients—cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, peppermint. But you can add a touch of red and green to Martinis and Margaritas as well. Here, some suggestions to get you thinking about holiday cocktail garnishes.     OPENING THOUGHTS If you want a red and green motif, cruise the aisles of […]

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[1] Go green with reusable shopping bags (photo courtesy Pier 1 Imports). [2] Give rechargeable batteries with gifts that require batteries (photo courtesy Energizer). [3] Some people would rather you give a donation in their name (image courtesy Feeding America). [4] Use newspaper wrap to plain or fancy effect (photo courtesy Steemit). [5] Buy a […]

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