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    Shedding light on mushrooms in advance of Lacey's fungi fest

    They are neither plants nor animals. They have potent chemicals that might cure disease. They spend almost their entire existence living underground. And they’re delicious.


    Relish these pickled goodies

    If you’re looking to punch up your plate, reach for a relish. We’re not talking limp bits of oversweet pickles from a jar but rather the zippy, tangy, pungent and otherwise palate-rocking flavors of freshly made, bold, ethnic relishes such as Korean kimchee, Indian chutney and German...


    Homemade coleslaw cuts down fat, sugar

    Shredded, ready-to-eat cabbage and carrots are found in the produce section of the supermarket. They make preparing homemade coleslaw a breeze. I prefer to add my own dressing to it. Bought coleslaw is usually dripping in mayonnaise and sometimes has added sugar. HELPFUL HINTS


    Chardonnay has lots of fans — and styles

    Most of the time, it seems every grape variety except chardonnay gets headlines, even though it remains America’s favorite wine.


    Start day with a hearty muffin

    When fall rolls around and it’s back to school and work, wouldn’t you love to start your day with something tastier and more substantial than that all-too-typical bowl of cold cereal? It’s just so boring day after day. And that’s apart from the fact that most cereals ...


    Preserved lemons intensify your culinary experience

    If you close your eyes, you can imagine you are wending your way through the crowded streets of the casbah, with the camels and the open-air markets and the heady aroma of tagines cooking over charcoal fires. A bite of preserved lemon can do that to you, transport you to a land you have never seen...


    Fuel for the trail

    Fresh air, gorgeous views and mile after mile of rugged, eminently walkable wilderness — there are few forms of exercise more enticing than a hike along one of the Bay Area’s many beautiful trails. It’s good for the body, mind and spirit.


    If you go: Gig Harbor Food and Wine Festival

    A food and wine festival with lectures from South Sound food experts and plenty of wine, beer, spirits and food tastings.


    Summer blockbuster: Korean vegetable pancakes

    Gardening is slow going. Drop a seed; harvest a carrot. In between there's watering, weeding, waiting. No chase scene, no explosion, no big reveal.


    Lucille B. Smith blazed trails as black culinary entrepreneur

    Lucille Bishop Smith was a chef, educator, entrepreneur and food corporation president who has been called the first African-American businesswoman in Texas. She is credited with inventing the first commercially marketed hot roll mix and establishing one of the nation's first college-level commercial...

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