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Super Quiz: Board

posted: 07/29/2015 1:38 a.m. Discuss

1. A step on the sides of cars

Books, Web offer more information

posted: 07/29/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Books Mastering Fermentation: Recipes for Making and Cooking With Fermented Foods by Mary Karlin (Ten Speed Press, $29.99)

Couscous, watermelon salad is a sweet and tangy combo

posted: 07/29/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

This recipe pairs sweet watermelon with tangy, salty feta cheese and tiny pasta. It's a great salad to serve with grilled fish or chicken. For a potluck or outdoor barbecue, it's a nice salad to serve in place of the usual pasta salad.

How to ferment your favorite foods

posted: 07/28/2015 11 a.m. Discuss

From sauerkraut and kimchee to ketchup and jalapeños, fermented foods are a fun way to add flavor and nutrients to your plate.

Cherries are super solo or in dishes sweet or savory

posted: 07/22/2015 2:10 a.m. Discuss

Whether sweet or sour, red, blushing yellow or deep, blackish purple, cherries are a sure sign summer is in full swing.

FRONT BURNER: Eating on $4 a day as hard as it sounds

posted: 07/22/2015 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Inspired by a friend and a new cookbook, I decided to re-evaluate how Joe and I are spending our food dollars. And how we can save some.

Gadgets & Gizmos: DUO Tongs

posted: 07/22/2015 2:03 a.m. Discuss

I have developed a deep love for kitchen tongs during the last year or so. They are versatile and oh so handy, whether you are grilling, flipping bacon in the frying pan, picking up cooked spaghetti or turning food in the toaster oven.

Cooking for two: Summer comfort found in chicken salad

posted: 07/22/2015 1:59 a.m. Discuss

I have a serious comfort food association with chicken salad sandwiches. Particularly in summer.

Garlic shrimp, tomatoes make nice summer dish

posted: 07/22/2015 1:57 a.m. Discuss

This light summer dish is reminiscent of one of my favorite things in the world to eat: the gambas al ajillo tapas at Jose Andres' restaurant Jaleo in Washington. The dish is nothing short of intoxicating. Here, the garlicky shrimp are paired with sweet cherry tomatoes.

7day menu planner

posted: 07/22/2015 1:57 a.m. Discuss

SUNDAY: Our family is putting Pork Medallions With Cinnamon Couscous and Mango Chutney (see recipe) on our favorites list. Serve with steamed fresh zucchini, a mixed greens salad and crusty rolls. Buy or make banana pudding for dessert.

Uncorked: A 'good' year in wine refers to ideal weather

posted: 07/22/2015 1:55 a.m. Discuss

With all food crops, the quality of the harvest is dependent on the weather, and that's especially true for grapes. This is why vintage is so important when it comes to wine selection.

Idea Alley: Dessert, side dish find sweet, savory

posted: 07/22/2015 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Not all recipes that appear in Idea Alley have been tested by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Set 'em up, enjoy shots of gazpacho

posted: 07/22/2015 1:54 a.m. Discuss

The playground bully hates his victim's guts. The fisherman guts his prey. The soldier guts it out. Strong stuff. It takes guts to deploy the word guts.

COOKING WITH DIABETES: Enchiladas good for feeding crowd

posted: 07/22/2015 1:53 a.m. Discuss

If you're looking for a way to use up leftover chicken or need a dish to feed a crowd, consider enchiladas.

Helpful Hints

posted: 07/22/2015 1:48 a.m. Discuss

DEAR HELOISE: I dropped a glass in the kitchen and it shattered all over the tile floor. I tried sweeping and vacuuming, but there still were slivers left. I took a slice of bread, placed it over the slivers and pressed gently. The slivers stuck to the bread easily.

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