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More Flavor

posted: 09/04/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

National publications have taken note of Bentonville's growing dining scene. And so too has Faith in Action, a local charity that supports itself via an annual food fundraiser called Savor the Flavor. Bill Bradley, Washington Regional Health System chief executive officer, suggested the group explore taking the concept created more than a decade ago in Fayetteville and expanding it to include Bentonville.

Cooking: Subversive slaw

posted: 09/02/2015 2:17 a.m. Discuss

Bored with the usual slaws? The mayo-doused number at the deli or your aunt's vinegary version?

Front Burner: Beans give fiber, texture to salmon

posted: 09/02/2015 2:16 a.m. Discuss

A few weeks ago I wrote about my strategy for continuing to enjoy beefy tacos while eating less meat. If you missed it, I replaced half a pound of ground beef with 1 cup of cooked quinoa in my favorite taco recipe, with delicious results.

Reading Nook

posted: 09/02/2015 2:13 a.m. Discuss

"What in the heck do I do with [insert name of unfamiliar vegetable]?"

Cooking for two: Honey glaze spices up Cornish game hens

posted: 09/02/2015 2:12 a.m. Discuss

The glaze for this entree is little bit sweet, a little bit tart and a little bit smoky. The recipe calls for Cornish game hens, but you could easily substitute a small chicken.

Corn, polenta, tomato salad a bit of the Mediterranean

posted: 09/02/2015 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Corn often is served one of four ways -- hot on or off the cob, stirred into chowder or folded in seasonal casseroles. In this easy recipe adapted from Sameh Wadi's The New Mediterranean Table, its sweet kernels are paired with more corn in the form of creamy, cheesy polenta and a tomato salad. (The original recipe called for using farina.)

7day menu planner

posted: 09/02/2015 1:57 a.m. Discuss

SUNDAY: Make it a relaxed Sunday and buy a meat and cheese platter. Serve the variety of sliced meats and cheeses with coleslaw on the side. Add chips and pickles.

Uncorked: Bordeaux entails left/right decision

posted: 09/02/2015 1:56 a.m. Discuss

I recently overheard an interesting conversation between a wine retailer and customer. The customer was looking for a nice bottle of wine to give as a gift. The two talked about regions and price, and the shopper said with confidence that he was searching for a Bordeaux wine.

Idea Alley: Salad and muffins satisfy sweet tooth

posted: 09/02/2015 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Recipes that appear in Idea Alley have not been tested by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Tenderloin mixes with pasta, squash

posted: 09/02/2015 1:54 a.m. Discuss

This quick dinner combines lean pork tenderloin and fruit salsa with spinach-flavored linguine and summer squash.

Tips from the pros

posted: 09/02/2015 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Skip the knife: You can use a mandoline or plastic V slicer or a food processor (shredding blade for solid vegetables; slicer for irregular vegetables like cabbage) instead, said Rick Rodgers. But stay away from graters: “The typical box grater will make the shreds too fine, and you end up with vegetable puree.”

Getting it straight

posted: 09/02/2015 1:42 a.m. Discuss

The Democrat-Gazette wants its news reports to be fair and accurate. We correct all errors of fact. If you know of an error, write: Frank Fellone Deputy Editor P.O. Box 2221 Little Rock, Ark. 72203 or call 378-3475 during business hours Monday through Friday.

Helpful Hints

posted: 09/02/2015 1:42 a.m. Discuss

DEAR HELOISE: Years ago, I recall a column you had about microwaving. The reader was drying herbs, I think. If I recall correctly, you stated that you should not use any paper towels with designs when microwaving, just plain white ones. Am I remembering correctly, and why only white paper towels?

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 09/02/2015 1:41 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. The alliances you make this month will continue to benefit you for years to come. Seek new income sources in October because people will pay you better than your current wage. November brings romance and excitement. March will be the beginning of an improvement process that will take all spring.

On Christianity

posted: 09/02/2015 1:41 a.m. Discuss

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I was hoping that if I got pregnant my boyfriend would decide to marry me, but instead, he moved out last week and I don't even know where he is. What should I do now? Please help me, because I'm so confused. Should I get an abortion?

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