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Behind the Lens: A picture can be worth more than words
April 20, 2014
Did you know that the difference between apologizing to your spouse and owning a photograph of Fats Domino is $189?
Kansas City Connection: Renee Kelly’s Harvest the king of the brunch castle
April 20, 2014
Last week I wrote about several good choices for Sunday brunch, but it wasn’t until a week later that I discovered what has to be one of the most elegant and atmospheric dining halls in the area.
Off the Beaten Plate: Nightmare on Massachusetts Street at Ingredient
April 17, 2014
It may not be an eating challenge, but this is one big burger. Finishing the whole thing could be nightmarish for some.
Upgrade him: How men can look their part this spring
April 17, 2014
Meet Will Dale. Like a lot of men, Will could use some outside help when it comes to picking out his outfits.
Mrs. Mass.: Po’ boys? Oh boy!
April 17, 2014
According to Terrebonne, a po’ boy is a long sandwich on French bread, typically containing a spicy mayonnaise and fried seafood, but can be made with about anything you can think of. If this description sounds mouth-wateringly delicious to you, then rest assured your taste buds know what’s up.
Family Adventures: May flowers for everyone
April 17, 2014
With all the tulips and daffodils in bloom right now, I think I may load up the Kid on Easter Sunday and teach him how to properly deliver May baskets.
The Fashion Column Twins: The best Easter dresses
April 17, 2014
Easter is right around the corner, but don’t worry, there’s still plenty of time for you to find that perfect dress.
Style Scout: Graham Ray
April 17, 2014
Tell us a secret: I was on a museum brochure when I was 4 years old with my dad, and he was wearing a mullet.
Style Scout: Ursula Rothrock
April 17, 2014
What would you like to see more or less of in Lawrence? More cheap but authentic and good-quality tacos. Less stabbings.
Fix-It Chick: How to eradicate wild onions from your yard
April 17, 2014
If your lawn is filled with tufts of bright-green, waxy, smelly foliage, it may be time to get out the shovel and start digging. Wild onions are invasive plants, spreading year to year both from seed and bulb. A multi-tiered plan of action is the best way to eradicate wild onions.
Garden Variety: It’s time for asparagus
April 17, 2014
Asparagus is one of those vegetables where freshness is incredibly important. If you have never eaten asparagus fresh out of the garden, try it. It may convince you to grow some of your own.
Easter eggs Benedict
Whip up a brunch classic, then top it with smoked trout
April 16, 2014
For something I used to think could only be created by a trained chef in a restaurant kitchen, eggs Benedict is actually quite easy to make at home.
Delicious/Nutritious: Bringing leeks out of hiding
April 16, 2014
My plan for this round of Delicious/Nutritious was to find some way to present our chosen ingredient for April — leeks — in a way where you could actually see them.
Lawrence’s Earth Day celebration set for Saturday
April 15, 2014
Crowds stroll down Massachusetts Street in celebration every year, some people playing instruments made from recyclables, others dressed in tie dye or sporting costumes as vegetables or animals. It’s almost time again for one of Lawrence’s big events, the annual Earth Day Parade & Celebration.
Kansas City Connection: Easter brunch, Earth Day fun and Record Store Day
April 13, 2014
Brunch as a social institution might not have caught on in Kansas City the way it has in Portland (at least the fictitious version of the city presented in “Portlandia”). But Kansas City’s restaurants offer an impressive array of Sunday brunch options, especially on Easter.
Patience needed for Lawrence early spring gardening
April 11, 2014
As new grass sprouts from the ground and leaves begin to return to trees, gardeners should try to exercise a little patience when it comes to their own yards.
Off the Beaten Plate: Chicken fried meatloaf at Basil Leaf
April 10, 2014
The full name of this dish is “Chicken Fried Filet of Three Meatloaf” — with the three meats being pork, bison and beef.
New Year New You contest winner gets fresh start after being declared cancer-free
April 10, 2014
Alyson Cistola is the winner of Lawrence Journal-World’s New Year New You makeover contest. Diagnosed with cancer last fall, Cistola maintained the utmost positivity while undergoing aggressive treatment, remaining a full-time kindergarten teacher and caring for her daughter who just left for college two weeks before she learned of her diagnosis.
Mrs. Mass.: A meal for the whole family
April 10, 2014
I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: we have no shortage of excellent options for dining out in downtown Lawrence. But when you’re dining out with a 3-year-old and a 1-year-old, you tend to consider your options a little bit differently.
The Fashion Column Twins: 3 outfits featuring the classic white button-down
April 10, 2014
The white button-down used to only be associated with office attire, but we have fun incorporating it into our everyday wear.

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