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Dining in the Wilderness: The Restaurants in America’s National Parks

What does it take to feed 292 million visitors a year? If the Jordan Pond House restaurant in Seal Harbor, Maine, stopped serving its signature afternoon tea and popovers, that wouldn't just irritate the diners who have obsessed over the custom since the 1890s. Show More Summary

Chilled Ginger Cantaloupe Soup

Here’s a post from the archives, originally published in 2009. There are delicious fresh local melons still available just about everywhere, including in my garden, so I thought the timing was right for this simple little soup to make another appearance. Enjoy! Did you know that cantaloupe and ginger pair well together?  I didn’t, but […]

This Texan Musician Has Invented Your Perfect Hangover Cure

Texas-bred singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen has enjoyed a long career as a country musician, but his other passion is cooking and cocktails. His Yardbird Bloody Mary Mix, a powdered punch of flavor, is a testament to that.

The Way You Eat Pizza Says a Lot About You, According to Body Language Experts

Are you a driver, an influencer, a supporter, or a careful corrector? It all depends on whether you fold your pizza, use a knife and fork, or just dig in.

4 Ways to Cook With Cherries

A twist in flavor makes the most of cherries before the season ends.

Waukegan moms recall Hurricane Katrina 'nightmare' 10 years later

Gladys Bombace arrived at O'Hare International Airport on Sept. 5, 2005, with her three young girls, $40, a weathered photo ID and a plastic bag full of clothes soaked by Hurricane Katrina.

Developer, builders group sue city over affordable housing rule

A Chicago developer and a trade group representing local homebuilders have filed a lawsuit against the city for its affordable housing requirements, two months before even more stringent rules are set to take effect.

Tom Brady Once Endorsed a Bogus Anti-Concussion Sports Drink

The highly questionable beverage at hand was named NeuroSafe and was advertised as being “a seat belt for your brain.”

Lives: The Countries Between Us

Learning Dutch, speaking French and talking Ramadan in Belgium.

Whole Foods Didn't Mislead Bread Buyers, Judge Rules

The bread may not have been fresh, but a judge says consumer arguments were half-baked. Whole Foods can cross two legal issues off its list this week. Reuters reports that U.S. District Judge Joseph Irenas has dismissed two lawsuitsShow More Summary

An End-of-Summer Italian Al Fresco Dinner

Late August is my favorite time of year: just cool enough to eat outside without dripping sweat into your food, but still the season for excellent produce. It's like all those tender stalks of asparagus, juicy tomatoes, and bunches of fresh herbs are just begging you to make a totally killer Italian dinner and eat it in a cool evening breeze. Show More Summary

Get the Dish: An Outback-Style Blooming Onion

It's hard to hold back whenever you see those blooming onions that resemble flower petals at Outback Steakhouse and other classic restaurants. The good news is that you can make them yourself right at home. And the great news: the mouthwatering, crispy-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside snack is way easier to cook than you'd think. Show More Summary

Metra douses Kendall County's hopes for rail service

Since at least 2003, some residents of Kendall County have dreamed of getting Metra to serve their fast-growing communities.

As Tropical Storm Erika nears, Florida governor declares state of emergency

Gov. Rick Scott is declaring a state of emergency as Tropical Storm Erika nears Florida.

Why Gamay is a Sommelier's Secret Weapon

The oft-overlooked Gamay grape is making a comeback. At Philadelphia’s, wine director Mariel Wega calls lighter-bodied red wine made from the Gamay grape "a sommelier’s secret weapon." And thanks to its versatility and food-friendly...Show More Summary

20 Veggie-Based Meals That Will Fill You Up

Zucchini noodles and cauliflower rice and crust are all the rage as of late, but these lightened-up meals often have one problem: they can sometimes leave leave you hangry. Like really, really hangry. If just flipping through the Whole30...Show More Summary

Weekend reading: Vanessa Domine’s Healthy Teens, Healthy Schools

Vanessa Domine.  Healthy Teens, Healthy Schools: How Media Literacy Can Renew Education in the United States.  Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. Here’s my blurb: If you are not concerned about the effects of exposure to electronic media on the health of teenagers, you should be.   This book presents a well-researched, highly compelling case for the urgent […]

Why You Should Be Drinking Beer Made From Flowers

Flower-infused brews have grown in popularity and production in recent years.

WANTED: Social Media Editor

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T Ching is looking for a new Social Media Editor. We need an individual who has a knack for creating an attractive environment for the T Ching community through social media. If you love being on social media every day then this might be the position for you! Responsibilities for the Social … Continue reading ? The post WANTED: Social Media Editor appeared first on T Ching.

27 Dinners Ready Nearly as Fast as You Can Say "Where's the Beef"

Sometimes nothing but a beefy dish like a juicy steak, a plate of meatballs, or taco salad will do. For those moments, turn to these excellent recipes that span the globe in their inspiration. What they all have in common is that they...Show More Summary

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