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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.
Style Scout: Chris Nicholson
April 10, 2014
Tell us a secret: I am secretly Justin Timberlake’s go-to suit guy!
Style Scout: Vicky Diaz-Camacho
April 10, 2014
Describe your style: It’s probably a mixture of my ’30s inspiration with my ’70s adoration for Stevie Nicks and then modern chic, too. I just mix them together!
Garden Variety: Spring Fair can help you master your garden
April 10, 2014
As Master Gardener Jim Harmon says, the Douglas County Master Gardener Spring Fair “is an excellent educational opportunity for anyone who wants to learn about gardening.”
Fix-It Chick: Install a 3-way switch, Part II
April 10, 2014
When the power source runs directly to a light fixture rather than to its switch, you can wire in a second switch for the light fixture by following these 10 steps.
Spring greens: Six ideas to kick off salad season using fresh ingredients
April 10, 2014
It’s time to dust off those salad tongs and stock up on greens because salad season is here again.
The presidential history of mac and cheese
April 9, 2014
Thomas Jefferson — who would be a youthful 271 years old on April 13 if he were still alive — has plenty of well-known achievements. But my favorite bit of historical trivia about the author of the Declaration of Independence is much more humble: Jefferson was partly responsible for importing the recipe for macaroni and cheese to the United States.
Beyond vegetables: Array of food, other offerings at farmers market opening for the season on Saturday
April 8, 2014
The Lawrence Farmers Market opens for the season on Saturday. It’s easy to pick up everything you need for a whole meal at the market — even the centerpiece. Meet four of the many vendors ready to help set your table. By Sara Shepherd
Kansas City Connection: Movies with local ties front and center at KC Film Fest
April 6, 2014
Given its growth over the past few years, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Kansas City Film Fest eventually became one of the nation’s more popular cinema events. For now, the size is just right — there are plenty of interesting feature films and shorts to choose from, yet the festival is still affordable and accessible to fans of all interest levels.
Behind the Lens: Bringing a constructive approach to photos
April 6, 2014
I often tell people about my reliance on visual devices and creative techniques in constructing my photographs. And, yes, for me, creating a photograph is like a construction site.
Indian tacos raise money, fill bellies at church’s monthly sale
April 3, 2014
Monthly Indian taco sales have been a tradition for more than 30 years at the Lawrence Indian United Methodist Church. Not only do they help the church raise needed funds, they give locals a chance to indulge in an Indian specialty rarely found on restaurant menus. By Sara Shepherd
Packing the perfect picnic basket
April 3, 2014
There is no scientific formula for putting together the perfect picnic basket, but let this list of European goodies from Au Marche, 931 Massachusetts St., spark some creative ideas to fit your tastes. By Nadia Imafidon

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