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Purdue launches herb garden to promote healthy cooking

Purdue launches herb garden to promote healthy cooking

Martha Lowry and Matthew Dudzik remove dead leaves and weeds from basil plants in the Purdue Calumet campus herb garden. The garden concept, launched last summer behind the PUC Recreation Center in Hammond, is designed to help encourage healthy cooking.

March 01, 2014 12:00 am
Times Columnist Philip Potempa (right) with his Parents Chester and Peggy Potempa at Teibel's Valentine's Day Luncheon 2014

Times Columnist Philip Potempa (right) with his Parents Chester and Peggy Potempa at Teibel's Valentine's Day Luncheon 2014

Times Columnist Philip Potempa (right) and his parents Chester and Peggy stand at one of the display tables dedicated to USO entertainer Bob Hope, filled with personal effects from the late comedian who died at age 100 in 2003. The Potempa Family hosted their 6th Annual Valentine's Day Chari…

February 19, 2014 7:51 pm
Anita Bryant Table Display with SPAM Canned Luncheon Meat and Military Rations Kit

Anita Bryant Table Display with SPAM Canned Luncheon Meat and Military Rations Kit

Guests at Times Columnist Philip Potempa's 6th Annual Valentine's Charity Luncheon Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 at Teibel's restaurant in Schererville browsed table displays, including this one devoted to USO entertainer and Miss America Runner-Up Anita Bryant and some of the serviceman food staple…

February 19, 2014 7:42 pm
Custom Decorated Cakes Featuring Bob Hope with Wife Dolores and His Friend Phyllis Diller

Custom Decorated Cakes Featuring Bob Hope with Wife Dolores and His Friend Phyllis Diller

Custom decorated sheet cakes, designed by Wise Way Foods Bakery in Winfield, featured Bob Hope with wife Dolores, along with the couple's friend Phyllis Diller at Sunday's charity luncheon at Teibel's raising money for Honor Flight Chicago.

February 19, 2014 12:00 am
Jerauld Reinhart, center, Joined by wife, Margilee, and their son Mike

Jerauld Reinhart, center, Joined by wife, Margilee, and their son Mike

Jerauld Reinhart, center, who died Thursday, displays a keepsake "Carousel" music box while joined by his wife, Margilee, and their son Mike in the couple's Merrillville home. "Carousel" ranks as one of the favorite musicals for the family, which founded Ross Summer Music Theatre 50 years ag…

February 13, 2014 5:47 pm
Eric Miller of Munster, Ind.

Eric Miller of Munster, Ind.

"It's the Broncos' No.1 offense verses the No. 1 defense. It should be a really interesting match-up," said Eric Miller of Munster, Ind.

January 26, 2014 12:00 am
Shari Bravo of Highland, Ind.

Shari Bravo of Highland, Ind.

"We're a house divided," said Shari Bravo of Highland, Ind. of her husband cheering for the Seahawks while she is rooting for the Broncos. 

January 26, 2014 12:00 am
Billy Hansen of St. John, Ind.

Billy Hansen of St. John, Ind.

"I grew up watching football; I played football," said Billy Hansen of St. John, Ind. "Football is a way of life."

January 26, 2014 12:00 am
Father Jozef Zuziak holds a framed photo with Pope John Paul II

Father Jozef Zuziak holds a framed photo with Pope John Paul II

Father Jozef Zuziak holds a framed photo with Pope John Paul II.

January 14, 2014 12:00 am
Father Jozef Zuziak

Father Jozef Zuziak

Father Jozef Zuziak

January 14, 2014 12:00 am
Former Chicago Blackhawk Dennis Hull Signs His Book

Former Chicago Blackhawk Dennis Hull Signs His Book

Former Chicago Blackhawk Dennis Hull signs a copy of his book, "The Third Best Hull," following Wednesday's Gary Old Timers Athletic Association Dinner at Avalon Manor in Hobart.

January 12, 2014 12:00 am
Bigos is one food thought to provide good luck when eaten on New Year's Day.

Bigos is one food thought to provide good luck when eaten on New Year's Day.

Bigos, from Big Frank's Sausage Company in East Chicago, is one food thought to provide good luck when eaten on New Year's Day. 

December 25, 2013 12:00 am
Stan Stefanski, owner of Big Frank's Sausage in East Chicago, Ind.

Stan Stefanski, owner of Big Frank's Sausage in East Chicago, Ind.

Stan Stefanski, owner of Big Frank's Sausage, 1417 Carroll St. in East Chicago, Ind. sells various Polish cuisine, including smoked Polish sausage. Sausage is used to make bigos, which is considered a lucky food.

December 25, 2013 12:00 am
From left, George, Mary, Abdul and Tommy Kouris after the "Taste of Africa" presentation at St. Paul Catholic School in Valparaiso on Nov. 18, 2013.

From left, George, Mary, Abdul and Tommy Kouris after the "Taste of Africa" presentation at St. Paul Catholic School in Valparaiso on Nov. 18, 2013.

From left, George, Mary, Abdul and Tommy Kouris smile for photos last week for guests following the "Taste of Africa" presentation at St. Paul Catholic School in Valparaiso.

November 27, 2013 12:00 am
Cassava Leaves with Fish Served Over White Rice

Cassava Leaves with Fish Served Over White Rice

Cassava leaves with fish over white rice is a traditional African dish and a favorite of special occasions.

November 27, 2013 12:00 am
Mary Kouris serves a guest okra soup over white rice at the "Taste of Africa" presentation at St. Paul Catholic School in Valparaiso on Nov. 18, 2013.

Mary Kouris serves a guest okra soup over white rice at the "Taste of Africa" presentation at St. Paul Catholic School in Valparaiso on Nov. 18, 2013.

Mary Kouris serves a guest okra soup over white rice at the "Taste of Africa" presentation at St. Paul Catholic School in Valparaiso on Nov. 18.

November 27, 2013 12:00 am
Football fans tailgate outside Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill. before the Illini Wisconsin game on Oct. 19, 2013.

Football fans tailgate outside Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill. before the Illini Wisconsin game on Oct. 19, 2013.

Football fans tailgate outside Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill. before the Illini Wisconsin game on Oct. 19, 2013. 

November 14, 2013 12:00 am
Dick Kamont and his wife ValJean after wrapping up Kamont's weekly radio show on 95.9 FM WEFM in Michigan City, Ind.

Dick Kamont and his wife ValJean after wrapping up Kamont's weekly radio show on 95.9 FM WEFM in Michigan City, Ind.

Dick Kamont and his wife ValJean after wrapping up Kamont's weekly radio show on 95.9 FM WEFM in Michigan City, Ind. following one of his October broadcasts.

November 14, 2013 12:00 am
Fans watch the Bears game on a large flat screen TV run by a generator in the flatbed of a truck in a parking lot outside Soldier Field in Chicago on Oct. 6, 2013.

Fans watch the Bears game on a large flat screen TV run by a generator in the flatbed of a truck in a parking lot outside Soldier Field in Chicago on Oct. 6, 2013.

Fans watch the Bears game on a large flat screen TV run by a generator in the flatbed of a truck in a parking lot outside Soldier Field in Chicago on Oct. 6, 2013.

November 14, 2013 12:00 am
Cookbook Author Aida Lugo McAllister of Valparaiso

Cookbook Author Aida Lugo McAllister of Valparaiso

Aida Lugo McAllister of Valparaiso is the author of a new cookbook "Aida's Kitchen a lo Boricua" ($29.95) featuring her family's traditional recipes for Puerto Rican cuisine.

November 13, 2013 12:00 am
Dick Kamont prepares for his weekly "Polka Party" show on 95.9 FM WEFM in Michigan City, Ind.

Dick Kamont prepares for his weekly "Polka Party" show on 95.9 FM WEFM in Michigan City, Ind.

Dick Kamont prepares for his weekly "Polka Party" show on 95.9 FM WEFM in Michigan City, Ind. 

November 12, 2013 12:00 am
Unique Ties Designed and Produced by the Tie Bar

Unique Ties Designed and Produced by the Tie Bar

Unique ties designed and produced by the Tie Bar have earned praise and fan appeal. Dwyane Wade recently announced in Chicago his collaboration with the Tie Bar to feature his gentleman collection of ties.

September 12, 2013 12:00 am
Dwyane Wade Wears a Scramble Knit Tie in Red by The Tie Bar

Dwyane Wade Wears a Scramble Knit Tie in Red by The Tie Bar

Dwyane Wade wears a scramble knit tie in red by the Tie Bar. Wade was in Chicago recently to announce his collaboration with the Tie Bar to feature his Gentleman collection of ties.

September 12, 2013 12:00 am
Father Benjamin Ross Kneels Before A Statue Of Mary In The Grotto.

Father Benjamin Ross Kneels Before A Statue Of Mary In The Grotto.

Rev. Benjamin Ross kneels before a statue of Mary in the grotto outside St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Munster, Ind. Ross, 27, is the newest and youngest priest in the Gary Diocese.

August 11, 2013 12:00 am
Father Benjamin Ross Outside St. Thomas More Church

Father Benjamin Ross Outside St. Thomas More Church

Rev. Benjamin Ross outside St. Thomas More Church in Munster, Ind.

August 11, 2013 12:00 am
Purdue launches herb garden to promote healthy cooking

Purdue launches herb garden to promote healthy cooking

Martha Lowry and Matthew Dudzik remove dead leaves and weeds from basil plants in the campus' herb garden. The garden, located behind the Recreation Center at Purdue Calumet in Hammond, is designed to help encourage healthy cooking.

August 03, 2013 10:30 pm
The show goes on

The show goes on

Jerauld Reinhart, center, displays a keepsake "Carousel" music box, joined by wife, Margilee, and their son Mike in the couple's Merrillville home. "Carousel" ranks as a favorite musical for the family, which founded Ross Summer Music Theatre 50 years ago in 1963.

August 02, 2013 12:00 am
Matthew Fayson (center), Who Plays Jean Valjean, Stars in a Scene With Debbie Trembicki (left), as the Innkeeper's Wife, Opposite Kevin Badten (right), as Her Husband in Les Miserables.

Matthew Fayson (center), Who Plays Jean Valjean, Stars in a Scene With Debbie Trembicki (left), as the Innkeeper's Wife, Opposite Kevin Badten (right), as Her Husband in Les Miserables.

Matthew Fayson (center), who plays Jean Valjean, stars in a scene with Debbie Trembicki (left), as the innkeeper's wife, opposite Kevin Badten (right), as her husband in "Les Miserables,", The 50th Anniversary production by the Ross Summer Music Theatre," running today to Aug. 4.

July 26, 2013 12:00 am
The Reinhart Family Prepares for "Les Miserables"

The Reinhart Family Prepares for "Les Miserables"

Three generations of the Reinhart Family have teamed up to produce "Les Miserables," the 50th production of the Ross Summer Music Theatre. From left to right: Jerauld, Michael, Lucas, Jacob, Michael's wife Melinda and Jerauld's wife Margilee.

July 26, 2013 12:00 am
Judges at Purdue Calumet University Garden Contest with Coordinator Matt Dudzik (left to right) and John Bachmann, Leticia Toma and Philip Potempa.

Judges at Purdue Calumet University Garden Contest with Coordinator Matt Dudzik (left to right) and John Bachmann, Leticia Toma and Philip Potempa.

Purdue Calumet Garden Contest Coordinator Matt Dudzik (left) joins judges Purdue Calumet Grounds Supervisor John Bachmann, Purdue Calumet Special Projects Administrator Leticia Toma and Times Columnist Philip Potempa surveying the winning garden, which includes a large concrete urn, surround…

July 18, 2013 12:00 am
Stuffed Cabbage from Big Frank's Sausage Company in East Chicago

Stuffed Cabbage from Big Frank's Sausage Company in East Chicago

Stuffed Cabbage from Big Frank's Sausage Company in East Chicago are one of the featured specialties served up this month at the 2013 Pierogi Fest in Whiting.

July 17, 2013 12:00 am
Stan Stefanski, owner of Big Frank's Sausage in East Chicago

Stan Stefanski, owner of Big Frank's Sausage in East Chicago

Stan Stefanski, owner of Big Frank's Sausage, 1417 Carroll St. in East Chicago, has hosted a food booth at the Pierogi Festival for the past six years and returns in 2013 with rings of his selection of sausages and other specialties.

July 17, 2013 12:00 am
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