| Jul 27, 2012
Of the dozen tomato varieties displayed at Vang Thao's stand last Saturday, one, with purplish black skin over a flaming orange ground color, stood out spectacularly. It's a new variety, Indigo Rose, pigmented by anthocyanins, the same compounds...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 5:33 AM
The Department of Natural Resources has gotten a few more reports than usual this year of bears getting a snack from people's bird feeders, or scouring their grills for remnants of last meal's hamburgers, but it's not because there are more bears across...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 8:53 AM
Esther Chernicky has been making zucchini bread for years.
So when her sister gave her a recipe for pineapple zucchini bread last summer, the Portage woman decided to modify it somewhat.
She added cherries and came up with Cherry Coconut Zucchini Bread,...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 4:11 PM
Farms in San Joaquin County have managed to have their most profitable year ever despite the challenges of Mother Nature and a sluggish economy.
There are over 3,600 farms – according to the county’s 2011 Agricultural Report – with...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 2:27 PM
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Hear me out. I know I bombard you with granola recipes at every opportunity, and if granola isn't your thing, you've probably long checked out of this blog...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 7:55 AM
Many residents along Northwest Lower Michigan’s coastline are eager for the spring thaw and the end to what some feel is a tortuous, endless and snow-bound winter. But not everyone, and it has nothing to do with snowmobiles, skiing or ice-fishing....
| Mar 5, 2013
| 6:54 AM
After a sour season for both Michigan apples and cherries in 2012, local growers are crossing their fingers for a better season this year.
Last spring, much of the state's apple and cherry crops suffered from a too-early growth spurt from well above...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 6:39 AM
This is no ordinary cheesecake! If you like ooey, gooey chocolate-covered cherries, grab a fork and a tall glass of ice-cold milk and get ready to indulge in our awesome Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake!
Chilling Time: 1 hr
Cooking Time: 35 min...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 11:50 AM
He had me at the description. "It's like an Old Fashioned, only elevated … and more boozy," explained Maggie's Farm general manager and cocktail magician Matthew Weaver.
The restaurant, formerly the Chameleon Cafe, has reopened under new owners,...
| Feb 7, 2013
There's a new restaurant inside Symphony Center; what was once Rhapsody is now called Tesori (65 E. Adams St., 312-786-9911). It's got a new look — a little darker, a bit more romantic — a new chef in Andrew Deuel, and a spiffed-up bar area...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 6:10 AM
Amaze your guests for the holidays with your pastry baking skills by using our easy shortcut tricks to making a sparkling and decadent Jingle Bell Torte. It starts with a cake mix and will end with memory-making raves!
Cooking Time: 30...