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Cooking from Scratch: Pasta e Fagioli
February 4, 2015
One of my favorite uses for from-scratch beans is the traditional Italian Pasta e Fagioli, or “pasta and beans.”
Double Take: Students have the power to influence those in charge
February 3, 2015
In the last of their series on changes in schools, Dr. Wes advises teens now might be the time to consider the vital resource we have in our schools and where we’d be without them. Kyra warns that it is essential to advocate for change where those in charge can actually find your message. Cast your ballot. Protest in public. Then you can head to Twitter.
Fix-It Chick: 10 versatile uses for beeswax
February 1, 2015
When bees eat honey, they make beeswax. Beeswax is safe to eat, will not spoil and is arguably one of the most versatile home improvement products nature provides. Here are a few ways to “fix it” with beeswax.
Winter storm leads to flight delays in Kansas, Missouri
February 1, 2015
Several dozen flights have been canceled or delayed at the largest airports in Kansas and Missouri as a winter storm blankets a large swath of the country’s midsection.
Behind the Lens: Pooling with the president
February 1, 2015
When Journal-World photo chief Mike Yoder told me that we had been offered a position in President Barack Obama’s press pool during his Jan. 22 visit to Lawrence, I believe I channeled Keanu Reeves when I responded, “Whooooooooaaaaa.”
Kansas City Connection: Nelson-Atkins exhibits take sobering look at war
February 1, 2015
Two new exhibits at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art confront viewers with the realities of war, albeit in dramatically different ways.
Garden Variety: Companion plantings can help deter insects
January 30, 2015
Ask an experienced vegetable gardener about companion plantings, and you are likely to get one side of a story.
Style Scout: Devin Shaffer
January 29, 2015
Fashion trends you hate: Neon colors are killing me.
Style Scout: Alicia Kelly
January 29, 2015
Describe your style: I would say it’s kind of like the “1970s meets the thrift store.”
Off the Beaten Plate: Quinoa and sweet corn fritters at La Parrilla
January 29, 2015
Quinoa has a bit of a reputation as a health food, a favorite among hippie types and fitness buffs for its high levels of protein and fiber. It’s gluten-free, and not really associated with heavy fried dishes.
Double Take: Know what you’re getting into before buying into advanced education ‘opportunities’
January 28, 2015
Kyra and Dr. Wes take on high school Advanced Placement classes and other educational programs, and whether they provide students with the best opportunity for learning.
Bite Sighs: Chocolate apricot cheesecake
January 28, 2015
Now that the first month of the new year is about over, lots of us have abandoned those pesky healthy-eating resolutions and returned to our favorite comfort foods.
Lawrence Humane Society to host microchip clinic this week
04:42 p.m., January 26, 2015 Updated 10:14 p.m.
The Lawrence Humane Society is hosting a microchip clinic this week to implant pets with the most effective animal-recovery technology, Executive Director Kate Meghji said.
Fix-It Chick: How to choose the right snowblower
January 25, 2015
Shoveling snow is fun the first few times you do it, but soon the novelty wears out, your back begins to hurt and you realize there has to be a better way. For many, a snowthrower or a snowblower is the answer.
Critter Buzz: Resolve to get your pet a yearly checkup
January 25, 2015
It is time of the year to make resolutions for the new year. Pet owners’ resolutions should be to make sure that their pet gets a checkup with a local veterinarian each and every year.
Kansas City Connection: Upgrades coming to downtown
January 24, 2015
With a new streetcar line currently being installed and dozens of new development projects in the works, the downtown development boom is already well underway.
Garden Variety: 5 essential garden tools
January 23, 2015
Whether you are gardening for the first time this season or a seasoned professional, having the right tool can make any garden chore easier.
Off the Beaten Plate: Halum cheese at Aladdin Cafe
January 22, 2015
We’ve never met a cheese we didn’t like, and the Halum appetizer at Aladdin Cafe (our first experience with the variety) was no exception.
Style Scout: Iain Cooper
January 22, 2015
Whom do people say you look like? I’m not sure. Hopefully, someone cool.
Style Scout: Kendra Davis
January 22, 2015
Fashion trends you love and hate: I really love boots as with leggings but I really hate leggings as pants! I don’t think they’re real pants.