| Feb 5, 2013
| 9:55 PM
It seems every year, the New Year is the time when so many of us make healthy eating resolutions. Of course, January is when memberships for weight-loss programs boom. But, inevitably, the resolve to diet withers, and we go back to scarfing and feeling...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 12:13 AM
People take a chance when they write about the old days. Chances are we will make a mistake, or two or three.
Last week I wrote about the first Carrot Carnival in 1948. My friend Barbara Harrison called to remind me we entered Holtville High School as...
| Jan 19, 2013
Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes, plus overnight chilling time for the soup
Note: Adapted from Michael Cimarusti of Providence restaurant. Canned San Marzano tomatoes are available at most cooking and gourmet supply stores, as well as online....
| Jan 20, 2013
| 3:40 PM
Meals On Wheels delivers a hot meal Monday through Friday to Somerset, Edie, Quecreek, Acosta, Gray, Jennerstown, Jenners, Jenners Crossroads, Ferrellton, Boswell, Jerome, Thomas Mills, Stoystown, Kantner, Hooversville, Friedens, Geiger, Listie, Roxbury,...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 3:30 PM
>> 20 Years Ago — Enough is enough, say some employees at Clinicas de Salud Del Pueblo Inc. who watched in disbelief as news of the health agency’s new “anti-hickey” policy spread like wildfire in the national media.
| Jan 27, 2013
| 12:55 PM
Michael Mina's name is familiar to Baltimore restaurant-goers from the suite of restaurants he developed for the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore - Wit & Wisdom, Pabu and Lamill Coffee.
But Mina's base of operations is in San Francisco, and the Michelin-...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 10:29 PM
In winter, there’s nothing more comforting than a warm, meltingly tender bowl of beans — whether as soup, side dish or cassoulet.
The best starting point for those meals is dried beans, one of the most frugal items at the grocery store and...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 11:24 PM
The latter part of January and the first 10 days of February are exciting times for Holtville. Saturday, the city of Holtville will welcome visitors from all over the county, and snowbirds from all around the country and Canada to celebrate the ever...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 4:30 PM
If it's winter, I must be cooking broccoflower. I picked some up at the grocery the other day because, frankly, our vegetable larder of turnips, rutabagas, kale and beets is starting to freak me out. Plus, I can never resist the lime-green color of...
| Jan 26, 2013
Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes, plus marinating time
Note: Adapted from "Vietnamese Home Cooking" by Charles Phan. Rau ram, also known as Vietnamese coriander and hot mint, is available at Vietnamese and many Asian markets. Fish sauce is...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 11:30 PM
HOLTVILLE — Thousands are expected to turn out for the 66th annual Holtville Carrot Festival next week.
“Everybody always has fun; it’s a real blast!” event coordinator and Holtville Chamber of Commerce Executive Secretary Dana...