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Creating Groundhog Day: Constant gardening at Green Sense Farms

Creating Groundhog Day: Constant gardening at Green Sense Farms

I had always wanted to go. Then the ads pushed me, inescapably, in the right direction.

September 19, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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Harvest Country: Lake Michigan-area farms enjoy the bounty of autumn

Harvest Country: Lake Michigan-area farms enjoy the bounty of autumn

In the lushness of autumn, the farms bordering Lake Michigan in Northwest Indiana and Southwest Michigan abound with a cornucopia of fresh fruits and vegetables.

September 19, 2014 11:06 am Photos

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Lincoln's fare, chili cook-offs and other food offerings

Lincoln's fare, chili cook-offs and other food offerings

Whether you're looking for a hot bowl of soup, a sandwich or a piece of pie, stop in for a visit at Lincoln's in Highland.

September 18, 2014 2:44 pm

Octoberfestivals abound and 'tis the season for apples in Michigan

Octoberfestivals abound and 'tis the season for apples in Michigan

Never miss an Octoberfest, an abundance of apples and a Mad-Men inspired cocktail dinner party with Journeyman at MBC---Pat Colander, Associate Editor and Publisher, Shore Magazine.

September 17, 2014 10:00 am

Butter and black pepper, a steak's best friends

Butter and black pepper, a steak's best friends

A steak and potato dinner is an American cliche, but a delicious one. And in my mind, that gives us leave to play with and enjoy it without feeling guilty.

September 17, 2014 1:00 am

Bean there, done that? Learn to love dried beans

Bean there, done that? Learn to love dried beans

As soon as we discovered that beans are a tasty, economical and nutrient-rich alternative to animal-based protein, they began turning up at the center of our plates with real regularity.

September 17, 2014 1:00 am

Sauce and beans banish flavorless baked white fish

Sauce and beans banish flavorless baked white fish

Here's the thing about baked white fish, such as haddock or cod: We know we should eat more of it because it's such a healthy choice. Trouble is, we also know that most baked white fish is dry and tasteless.

September 17, 2014 1:00 am

Foodie Finds

The first reader (excluding Times employees) to call (219) 933-3365 at 10:30 a.m. Thursday will win the featured item. Those having received a Foodie Find in the past year are ineligible. Items not picked up within a week are forfeited.

September 17, 2014 1:00 am

FROM the FARM: Hammond pie contest 'mint' to be

FROM the FARM: Hammond pie contest 'mint' to be

This Saturday is the Ninth annual Pie Contest at Downtown Hammond's popular Bizarre Bazaar.

September 17, 2014 12:00 am

Want to pick apples? Choices abound

Want to pick apples? Choices abound

Whether you want to pick apples locally or make it a road trip, there are numerous places around Indiana and into Michigan where you can pick dozens of different varieties of apples.

September 16, 2014 8:00 pm Related

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Women's health expert offers dessert recipe

Women's health expert offers dessert recipe

Enjoying the kitchen craft is one of Missy Lavender's favorite pastimes.

September 16, 2014 11:15 am

Martha Stewart to visit Chicago

Martha Stewart to visit Chicago

Fans of Martha Stewart will want to head to Macy's on Chicago's State Street Tuesday evening.

September 15, 2014 12:15 pm

Novelty featured for food and beverages this weekend at Round Barn and Mighty Mick's in CP

Novelty featured for food and beverages this weekend at Round Barn and Mighty Mick's in CP

Round Barn Winery Distillery and Brewery is showing foreign sports cars with a vineyard backdrop and in CP Mighty Mick's is doing St. Pat's Day in CP.--- Pat Colander, Associate Editor and Publisher, Shore Magazine.

September 11, 2014 10:00 am

Bourbon takes spotlight at 54 Main Bistro

Libations and grand menu items

September 11, 2014 1:00 am

FROM the FARM: Watermelon pie an easy, unusual recipe

FROM the FARM: Watermelon pie an easy, unusual recipe

The late Orville Redenbacher happily wore the crown of "Popcorn King," and each year, made a return trek to Valparaiso to participate in the parade and festival created in his honor.

September 10, 2014 2:00 am Photos

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Party apps and snacks: Experiment with assorted recipes for fall

Party apps and snacks: Experiment with assorted recipes for fall

Anytime is a good time for a party starring festive food offerings.

September 10, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Disney on Ice skater cooks up healthy offerings

Disney on Ice skater cooks up healthy offerings

In addition to the skating profession, Ryan Coombs believes cooking is also a wonderful creative outlet.

September 10, 2014 1:00 am

Busy butchering day proves a blessing

Today is our youngest child Kevin’s ninth birthday. Has it really been that long? It was also the first day of school, so he was a tired little boy tonight. Daughter Verena baked a horseshoe-shaped cake for him today since I wasn’t home all d…

September 10, 2014 1:00 am

An easier way to poach an egg? Just get a strainer

An easier way to poach an egg? Just get a strainer

Several years ago, Lyonnais salads were quite the rage in New York's French bistros. Then the fad faded and I forgot all about them. That is, until this past summer, when I had the happy opportunity to teach some classes in Lyons and reacquai…

September 10, 2014 1:00 am

Leave them feeling full with nutritious chia seeds

Leave them feeling full with nutritious chia seeds

Pity the chia seed. For so long this nutritional powerhouse was relegated to late-night television commercials hawking sprouting cat-shaped clay planters.

September 10, 2014 12:00 am

First Harvest Fest at Lemon Creek, Start-to-Paint near sell-out at Bartlett's and more

First Harvest Fest at Lemon Creek, Start-to-Paint near sell-out at Bartlett's and more

Lemon Creek breaks out the harvest wine sampling this Saturday, Wednesday you can Start-to-Paint at Bartlett's and the Tibetan Monks return this month.---Pat Colander, Associate Editor and Publisher, Shore Magazine.

September 04, 2014 10:00 am

FROM the FARM: Redenbacher popcorn remains a family favorite

FROM the FARM: Redenbacher popcorn remains a family favorite

The late Orville Redenbacher happily wore the crown of "Popcorn King," and each year, made a return trek to Valparaiso to participate in the parade and festival created in his honor.

September 03, 2014 2:00 am

DIY helps make cured salmon an everyday pleasure

DIY helps make cured salmon an everyday pleasure

The trouble with cured salmon? We tend to treat it like, well... a treat.

September 03, 2014 1:00 am

Time to pluck chickens and serve up tomato pie

Greetings from the Yoders!

September 03, 2014 1:00 am

Tequila and ice cream: A delicious pairing

Tequila and ice cream: A delicious pairing

Here's a summer fact you need to know: aged tequilas pair beautifully with ice cream.

September 03, 2014 1:00 am

Kitchen whimsy: Latest housewares items cooking up fun

Kitchen whimsy: Latest housewares items cooking up fun

These days, home cooks surely can take pleasure in the kitchen craft with the amount of items that are user-friendly, designed with cool technology in mind and are often downright fun to use.

September 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Michigan candy maker credits success to nostalgia

Michigan candy maker credits success to nostalgia

The company best known perhaps for its bumpy cake has had a recent journey to success that's been anything but.

September 02, 2014 12:28 pm

September microbrews, music and eating experiences as the season takes shape

September microbrews, music and eating experiences as the season takes shape

Fall is the perfect season at the Livery with its line-up of microbrews and music and a look ahead at River Rendezvous and Motown kicks off the NISO season this year at the Star Plaza.---Pat Colander, Associate Editor and Publisher, Shore Magazine.

August 28, 2014 10:00 am

Perfect Pairings takes on Thai theme

Perfect Pairings takes on Thai theme

Horseshoe Casino's recent Perfect Pairings event on Aug. 21 starred a variety of Thai flavors.

August 28, 2014 1:00 am

FROM the FARM: WGN Radio celebrates 90 years as farmer favorite

FROM the FARM: WGN Radio celebrates 90 years as farmer favorite

WLS AM in Chicago launched on April 12, 1924, started and owned by Sears-Roebuck and Company to target the lucrative farming market.

August 27, 2014 2:00 am

Celebrity Kitchen: Cirque Shanghai performer shares pork recipe

Celebrity Kitchen: Cirque Shanghai performer shares pork recipe

Wang Tao showcases precise circus feats but he's also a talented cook.

August 27, 2014 1:00 am

An easy 2-step process to get more from veggies

An easy 2-step process to get more from veggies

Want to get the most out of your late summer tomatoes and eggplants? Try the simple two-step prep we use for these easy crostini.

August 27, 2014 1:00 am

Food Bites

Halfway to St. Patty's Day

August 27, 2014 1:00 am

Banishing the blues with healthy blueberry muffins

Banishing the blues with healthy blueberry muffins

Ripe, plentiful blueberries are such a highlight of summer that some of us are prone to getting the blueberry blues during the rest of the year.

August 27, 2014 1:00 am

Routine surgery takes scary turn

It is Sunday evening around 9 p.m. All is quieting down here at the Eicher homestead. Tomorrow looks like a busy day and this column needs to be in the mail.

August 27, 2014 1:00 am

Japanese rice updates the tired old stuffed pepper

Japanese rice updates the tired old stuffed pepper

Here's the thing about baked stuffed peppers... Plenty of people hate them. And when you consider the classic approach to this dish, it's hard to argue. Tasteless ground beef mixed with white rice and some sort of tomato product?

August 27, 2014 1:00 am

Holiday fixin's: What to serve with your Labor Day burgers and hot dogs

Holiday fixin's: What to serve with your Labor Day burgers and hot dogs

Burgers. Dogs. Steaks. Maybe some sausages. We know you've got the grilling part of your Labor Day cookout covered. So rather than mess with that, we'll offer up some delicious sides that will complement whatever else you have on the menu.

August 26, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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New go-to career for New England's young: Farming

New go-to career for New England's young: Farming

Farming is hip in New England.

August 26, 2014 12:28 pm

Garden Vegetable Crustless Quiche

Garden Vegetable Crustless Quiche

1 1/2 cups egg substitute

August 24, 2014 12:00 am

Chef Rick Bayless finds a woman who understands him and wine, cheese in Douglas

Chef Rick Bayless finds a woman who understands him and wine, cheese in Douglas

A few words about Cascabel on stage at the Goodman through August 31st and the first annual Cheese Monger Games in Douglas on Saturday.---Pat Colander, Associate Editor and Publisher, Shore Magazine.

August 21, 2014 10:00 am

Trisha Yearwood re-emerges twice as busy

Trisha Yearwood re-emerges twice as busy

Once intent on scaling back her career to focus on family, country singer Trisha Yearwood now finds herself with two — platinum-selling musician with a new album on the way and emerging kitchen mogul.

August 21, 2014 1:00 am

Anniversaries in the restaurant spotlight

Celebrating Glenwood Oaks

August 20, 2014 1:00 am

Classic frozen pop from childhood remade as a pie

Classic frozen pop from childhood remade as a pie

Let's get one thing clear: I am not proud of this recipe.

August 20, 2014 1:00 am

Wedding invitations and soft pretzels abound

Canning season is in full swing. This past week we canned hot peppers (Serrano), dill pickles and salsa. I have a lot more tomatoes that need to be used, and I still have plenty of tomato juice, so I will make more salsa. What a blessing to b…

August 20, 2014 1:00 am

Old-world tradition stars in Bucharest

Old-world tradition stars in Bucharest

There's no better place in Bucharest for food or a cold drink than Caru cu Bere, a fabled restaurant in the Old City that has been serving cold beer, spicy sausages and a lot more since the last year of the 19th century.

August 20, 2014 1:00 am

Culinary magic in 'Cascabel': Chicago chef Rick Bayless delivers flavor, pizzazz on stage

Culinary magic in 'Cascabel': Chicago chef Rick Bayless delivers flavor, pizzazz on stage

Mexican food fans in Chicago and around the world long have believed Rick Bayless exhibits a wizardry of sorts in creating standout, artistic recipes.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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FROM the FARM: Lebanese family recipes have a rich tradition

FROM the FARM: Lebanese family recipes have a rich tradition

In the 12 years I've written this recipe column and three cookbooks, I don't believe I've ever featured any true Lebanese recipe specialties.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Back to school also means back to lunch duty

Back to school also means back to lunch duty

Ready for another 180?

August 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Summer fruit crisp cooked in the most summery way

Summer fruit crisp cooked in the most summery way

When we think "hot off the grill," we usually think about something meaty. But this time of year I also like to grill desserts!

August 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Turning your zucchini abundance into no-fry fries

Turning your zucchini abundance into no-fry fries

Those darn zucchini! There's an army of them occupying your garden right now and each one is as big as a blimp.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Creating Groundhog Day: Constant gardening at Green Sense Farms

Creating Groundhog Day: Constant gardening at Green Sense Farms

I had always wanted to go. Then the ads pushed me, inescapably, in the right direction.

September 19, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

Photos

Harvest Country: Lake Michigan-area farms enjoy the bounty of autumn

Harvest Country: Lake Michigan-area farms enjoy the bounty of autumn

In the lushness of autumn, the farms bordering Lake Michigan in Northwest Indiana and Southwest Michigan abound with a cornucopia of fresh fru…

September 19, 2014 11:06 am Photos

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