Enjoy strawberry season while it lasts

Enjoy strawberry season while it lasts

At some point in the past 30 years or so, it became possible to buy strawberries all year long. At first it was wonderful. The out-of-season berries w...

May 18th, 2016 |  


Key lime, a pie with a past

Key lime, a pie with a past

Behind every shortcut in the grocery store hides the fully homemade, from scratch original that the shortcut references. Before there was red velvet c...

May 11th, 2016 |  


142 years of mint, bourbon and big hats

142 years of mint, bourbon and big hats

Short attention spans are nothing new. America’s oldest continuously running sports event is over almost before it starts and it’s been th...

May 4th, 2016 |  


May Day, second string holiday deserves better

May Day, second string holiday deserves better

This Sunday will be May Day and not much is going to happen.May Day, or May 1, is just about the only one of the old pagan holidays that wasn’t ...

April 27th, 2016 updated: April 27th, 2016. |  


It’s not a dumpling, it’s a matzo ball

It’s not a dumpling, it’s a matzo ball

Passover comes late this year. Usually, Passover and Easter fall close together. The timing of the Christian holiday is, in fact, based on the Jewish ...

April 20th, 2016 updated: April 20th, 2016. |  


Try some street food at home

Try some street food at home

Street food is a beautiful thing. Walking up to a food cart on the street and grabbing a quick lunch can be a gamble but more often than not, it’...

April 13th, 2016 |  


Let the internet do your grocery shopping

Let the internet do your grocery shopping

Getting a meal on the table every night can be a chore. For a lot of folks, it’s not so much the cooking, it’s all the stuff that comes be...

April 6th, 2016 updated: April 6th, 2016. |  


Tweak pasta with unusual ingredients

Tweak pasta with unusual ingredients

According to the International Pasta Organization, the average American consumes 19.4 pounds of pasta every year. The versatility of pasta is a good r...

March 30th, 2016 |  


Wow Easter guests with bold entrée choice

Wow Easter guests with bold entrée choice

In most of the world, lamb is to Easter what turkey is to Thanksgiving. But locally, it just never caught on. It is rare in these parts to see an East...

March 23rd, 2016 |  


Daily bread starts early at Heartland Homestead

Daily bread starts early at Heartland Homestead

Marilyn Geiger takes her work with Extension and Community Association (ECA) seriously. So seriously that she got up at 6:30 a.m. to prep a bread demo...

March 16th, 2016 |