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Comfort at home: A stockpot of a few of our favorite things

April 22, 2020, 6:00am Food

There’s a reason we tend to congregate in the kitchen: It’s that warm spot in our home that feeds our soul as well as our hunger. Read story

Quick stir-fry features unexpected flavor

April 22, 2020, 6:00am Food

Grapefruit, an unusual stir-fry ingredient, adds an intriguing touch to this beef dish. It takes a few minutes to prepare the ingredients, but only about 5 minutes to stir-fry. Read story

Apple sleuthing in Northwest bears fruit

April 21, 2020, 6:05am Food

PORTLAND — A team of retirees that scours the remote ravines and windswept plains of the Pacific Northwest for long-forgotten pioneer orchards has rediscovered 10 apple varieties that were believed to be extinct — the largest number ever unearthed in a single season by the nonprofit Lost Apple Project. Read story

Hot commodity amid pandemic: Flour

April 19, 2020, 6:05am Food

The art of baking at home, while not exactly lost, has been on a decline as Americans slowly shifted from eating in to dining out. But with over 90 percent of the U.S. under some form of stay-at-home order due to the ongoing pandemic, it appears that an increasing number are dusting off old recipes for breads, pastries, cookies and cakes. Read story

Clark County restaurants feeding the fearless on the COVID-19 frontlines

April 17, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Life

It may seem absurd for restaurants to give away free food during a time when many are predicting their financial ruin. Nevertheless, some are feeding health care workers for free. Read story

Dinner and a disaster movie

April 17, 2020, 6:05am Entertainment

I’ve twisted myself into a yoga pretzel on Zoom. I’ve downloaded the meditation apps. I’ve watched koala bear naps on the San Diego Zoo’s koala cam. (OMG, the baby.) All of it has helped soothe my simmering coronanxiety to some degree, though none quite as much as streaming a film festival’s worth of disaster flicks and diving into a pile of snacks. Read story

How to clean, season grill for outdoor cooking

April 16, 2020, 6:05am Entertainment

Unless you are like me and grill year-round, the warmer weather signals the start of the grilling season. This spring, especially, as millions of us are told to stay home, a trip outside to the backyard or patio is a welcome change. Read story

Saddle up for Texas Twinkies — much more than jalapeno poppers

April 15, 2020, 6:05am Food

My family loves a little spice on everything from chicken to eggs to pasta. So I always have a couple of fresh chili peppers on hand to add some oomph. Read story

These tots are made from ever-versatile cauliflower

April 15, 2020, 6:03am Food

Lindsay Grimes Freedman, a Newport Beach, Calif.-based food blogger, promotes the adaptability and health benefits of what she calls “the world’s most versatile vegetable” in her first cookbook, “Cauliflower Power.” Read story

3 recipes lift dried ramen noodles to more respectable status

April 15, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Life

Instant ramen has long been a mainstay of lean times, a ridiculously cheap and easy meal that’s both salty and satisfying. These much maligned yet incredibly versatile dried noodles deserve more respect. They can serve as a star ingredient in all kinds of tasty dishes, from stir-fries to cold noodle salads to dessert (really!). Read story