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Cooking from Scratch: Celebrate tomato season with homemade mayo
August 14, 2014
Whether you like to slice into beefy heirlooms or you’re popping cherry tomatoes into your mouth like candy, there can be no doubt that tomato season has arrived in the Lawrence area. My favorite way to celebrate the season is by making a thick, stacked bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich.
Beat the heat with ovenless cooking
August 14, 2014
After a long day at work, turning on the oven to make dinner when it’s 90 degrees outside may not sound appealing. But there are many alternatives for dinner that don’t involve heating up the kitchen and also use fresh produce that is abundant at this time of year.
Fashion Column Twins: 8 classic staples for every closet
August 14, 2014
When we are drawing blanks on what to wear, we always go back to the staples that everyone should have in their wardrobe. It’s almost like our “backup” outfit if nothing else is working. These pieces will always be in style and have you looking your best with little to no effort.
Delicious/Nutritious: Peachy keen
August 13, 2014
Juicy and sweet, peaches are the dribble-down-your-chin favorite of summer. They work well in pretty much every course of an August dinner menu, adding warm-weather flavor to everything from salad to soup to entrees or dessert. You can even grill them!
Kansas expected to harvest bountiful fall crops
August 12, 2014
A government report predicts bountiful fall crops in Kansas following a devastating winter wheat harvest.
Growing Kansas wine industry poised for harvest
August 12, 2014
It’s grape harvest time in Kansas, and the state’s growing wine industry is expecting a big crop this year.
Report: Rains help Kansas crops, but more needed
August 12, 2014
A new report says Kansas crops need more moisture despite widespread rain over most of the state last week.
Kansas City Connection: Celebrate the best of KC’s international flavor
August 10, 2014
At Kansas City’s 35th annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, a handful of cash is your ticket to a culinary tour that would otherwise take thousands of dollars and many years of travel to complete.
Faith Forum: How do I share my faith to new friends in college without forcing my beliefs on them?
August 9, 2014
Jill Jarvis, Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence, and Justin Jenkins, Velocity Church, answer.
Window-restoration ‘boot camp’ coming to Lecompton’s Constitution Hall
August 8, 2014
The Kansas Historical Society, with funding from the Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council, will host a window-restoration boot camp next month in Lecompton. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 15 through 19, restoration expert Bob Yapp will guide participants in the weatherization and restoration of nine complete, double-hung windows in Lecompton’s Constitution Hall, 319 Elmore St.
Just Food thanks supporters
August 7, 2014
Just Food, the food bank of Douglas County, reported that July was unprecedented for the organization.
Megan on the Move: It’s the little things
August 6, 2014
I’ve taken a lot of those personality inventories over the course of my professional life, and they all say the same thing: “You like to start things. You are energetic and like being social. You have control issues. You are lame with details.”
Style Scout: Alyssa Hudler
August 6, 2014
Tell us a secret: Messy buns are always OK!
Style Scout: Tony Shepherd
August 6, 2014
What would you like to see more or less of in Lawrence? More creativity and individuality. Less of? No more basketball shoes with jeans and pants. That has got to stop.
Family Adventures: Time to hit the trails
August 6, 2014
One of my favorite Lawrence amenities is the abundance of well-maintained and nearby trails. The following are some that have features that are particularly fun for kids. They’re also all under 2 miles, which makes them definitely small-leg friendly.
The Fashion Column Twins: Hidden treasures at Essential Goods
August 6, 2014
Elizabeth and I love small boutique shops with everything from local handmade jewelry to one-of-a-kind gifts. Essential Goods is one of those places.
Garden Variety: Summer flowering bulbs
August 6, 2014
If you take a walk around the neighborhood to get ideas for your garden, the plants putting on their greatest show this month are summer-flowering bulbs.
Lawrence Libations: Hog Wash Sazerac at 715
August 6, 2014
It may not be the most appetizing of names, but true fans of the classic sazerac cocktail will swoon over this smoky signature 715 rendition.
Fix-It Chick: How to control bindweed
August 6, 2014
Bindweed is a pernicious weed with arrowhead-shaped leaves and white to pink flowers. The only way to completely rid yourself of bindweed, the scourge of farmers and gardeners alike, is to move or to die. Persistent management can help control this deep-rooted nuisance.
Kansas wine: You needn’t go far to taste state’s unique terroir
August 6, 2014
The first rule about trying Kansas wine? Be open-minded to trying Kansas wine. “Get the California out of your mind,” said Lori Henderson, who along with her husband owns the newly opened Crooked Post Winery in Ozawkie. “Put all preconceived notions out of your head about what wines are supposed to taste like.” By Sara Shepherd