| Mar 5, 2013
Do you color Easter eggs every year, only to peel off that pretty shell to wind up with a plain white hard-cooked egg? This year, peel the shell before you dye the eggs to create a beautiful ring of color around the edge of your cut eggs for a fun...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 9:44 PM
Animal-rescue groups will have a great venue for fundraising and adoption this Saturday, Jan. 26, at the 5th Annual Pookie’s RescueFest, presented by The Urban Pet Project. The event is at Maitland’s Lake Lily Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m....
| Jul 30, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Trustees at the University of Central Florida gave a nod last week to the idea of opening an organic food store on campus, according to the student newspaper, the Central Florida Future. The university is considering leasing land at the intersection of...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 4:24 PM
Some discussions just don't end. Designated hitter or let the pitcher bat? Is the stuff you put on spaghetti sauce or gravy? Obama or Romney? (Well, at least that one will end in a few months.) But then you get to the real meat-and-potatoes conundrum of...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 8:01 AM
As the morning of our third-week pickup dawned, I pulled the Post-it notes off our refrigerator: We had done it. We'd successfully eaten everything from Week 2, except half a head of broccoli.
On to Week 3! This week's share included turnips, beets,...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 9:10 AM
Green is everywhere. It's the "new black." It's a mantra heard from the grocery store to the gas pump to the automobile showroom. Given so much advice, where should we start?
Our choices may depend on our own personal styles. Some people are more...
| May 28, 2013
Tuesday, May 28 Hope you had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! Of course, having yesterday off makes today feel like a Monday... We had perfect weather for all of the Memorial Day remembrance events. It's so important to take a moment and honor those who...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 3:05 PM
Dozens of companies are in town pushing their products at the National Products East Expo at the Baltimore Convention Center.
I took a strolll around the humongous showroom floor checking out the latest in natural foods, body products and households...
| Sep 30, 2012
As obesity rates soar worldwide, the antidote may seem obvious: Eat less! Move more! But the common-sense approach hasn't been terribly effective, prompting some scientists to question the simplicity of the formula.
Although personal decisions and self-...
| Aug 8, 2012
Comic book and superhero fans will dress as their favorite characters when Wizard World Chicago Comic Con begins Thursday in Rosemont. But it takes more than a costume to build the powerful muscles of Wolverine, or Lara Croft’s lean, curvy look,...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Wild Oats Markets Inc., the closed purveyor of organic and natural foods, is planning a comeback this year, potentially aided by local billionaire Ron Burkle.
The company, which has been out of operation since 2007, now says on its website that it is...