| Jul 11, 2013
| 4:07 PM
The Laguna Beach Unified School District board voted Tuesday to extend contracts for two nutrition consultants filling in for the district's food services director, who is on medical leave.
Registered dietitian Melissa Manning will be paid an amount...
| Sep 21, 2013
40 minutes, plus cooling and chilling times. Makes 8 individual fools or one family-style fool
GRAHAM CRACKER CRUMBS
2/3 cup (2.8 ounces) all-purpose flour
1/3 cup (1.5 ounces) whole-wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon ground...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Craving a burger off a fast-food dollar menu? Chances are that it now costs more than a buck.
Customers are still reeling from McDonald's move last week to update its Dollar Menu, which for more than a decade offered burgers, fries and other items for...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 3:39 PM
Fed up with package liquor stores marked by street fights and curbside drug dealing, West Side residents more than a decade ago won a moratorium banning new liquor licenses on a bleak stretch of West Madison Street.
But in April, a new neon sign for...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Alma, chef Ari Taymor’s downtown restaurant that highlights locally grown ingredients through modern techniques, is changing its menu format. Starting Nov. 29, it will offer a five-course menu for $65 and a longer tasting menu for $110. Beverage...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 4:16 PM
The Natural Products Expo, one of Baltimore's biggest trade shows, has been good for business for Eldersburg-based Salazon Chocolate Co.
Three-year-old Salazon, which makes organic salted chocolate bars, convinced Wegmans supermarkets to sell its...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 11:33 AM
It isn't hard to recognize an example of false economy in the average household budget. The vegetable gardener who spends $500 on supplies to produce $12 in produce, the inexpensive home repair that falls apart in a month or the avid shopper who saves...
| Apr 5, 2013
The Master Gardener Series presents the class, "Grow it! Eat it! Spring Vegetable Gardening," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road, on how to prepare the garden soil for spring planting, plant seeds...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 4:06 PM
If there's one thing that stands out for me during my 25 years in Connecticut, it was the quiet but delicious return of good food and local farms.
For readers who are less than 40 years old, please remember, there were no farmers markets in the state...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 11:17 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Chanelle Sladics posed a question to second- and third-graders at Newport Elementary School Thursday morning.
"Are you guys excited to plant some seeds?" Sladics, the pro snowboarder, asked the kids.
"Yes," the 23 Newport El...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Although by all accounts the Maryland legislature had a very productive session, legislators fell short in protecting the land that most sustains us — our farmland. While we applaud the successful defense of open space funding overall, for the...