While snipping and drying healthier circles of basil and Italian parsley than I’ve ever managed to harvest before, thoughts raced through my mind for answers to how the herbs grew so well while thick patches of unfamiliar weeds surrounded them. Glancing over to my next door neighbors’ gardens merely confirmed for me that they must have paid far more attention to what was growing in their gardens.
I recently ordered some pumpkin seeds online, but when I opened the package, I realized that they were not the pumpkin seeds I had in mind. I was expecting to see cream-colored, oval-shaped seeds, like the ones you’d dig out of a jack-o-lantern, but instead I received greenish, small seeds without a cream-colored hull. They resembled a sunflower seed only a tad bigger. It dawned on me that I had actually ordered pepitas.
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Google designers show their latest devices during a visit to its hardware studio where they designed the company's new Pixel 4 flagship phone, Pixel Go laptop, Pixel Buds wireless headphones, Nest Mini smart speaker and Nest Wifi system. (Oct. 15)
Did you know that Oct. 15 is National Cheese Curd day? If you live in Wisconsin, you should know what a cheese curd is, but in case you don’t they are the curds from the cheese-making process before they are formed into a solid cheese.
Nebraskans prioritized access to affordable health care, investments in K-12 and higher education, and property tax cuts in a public opinion poll conducted by the Holland Children's Institute.
ST. LOUIS — Patricia Powers went a few years without health insurance and couldn't afford regular doctor visits. So she had no idea cancerous tumors were silently growing in both of her breasts.
It was raining on the day a pilot from San Antonio came up to Nebraska to give rides in his old airplane.
FREDERICK, Md. — Donna Johnson, a working mother of four who lives in a quiet upscale neighborhood in suburban Maryland, is determined to thwart an insidious addiction treatment scam that's spreading across the country.
St. Louisans generally regard the 1904 World’s Fair as a high-water mark in our history. More than 20 million people visited the “Greatest of Expositions” when we were the fourth-largest city in the country. But remembering its glory shouldn’t mean whitewashing its dark side.
Winter is a difficult season for roses. Rapid temperature changes, sometimes as much as 20 to 30 degrees in 24 hours, are very hard on plants. Unseasonably warm temperatures in January and February, along with repeated freezing and thawing of the soil, can do a lot of damage. What can you do this fall to help your roses make it through winter with less damage and grow well next year? Here are some simple steps.
I heard my husband remind our daughter at least twice to make the school lunches for the next day. Each time, we heard the same “okaaaay,” from behind a closed bedroom door.
A good night’s sleep is important for all of us, perhaps even more so for pregnant women. It’s one of the axioms of a healthy pregnancy, including good nutrition, good exercise, avoiding the toxins of smoke and booze, and getting good prenatal care.
I can usually keep my attention on positive, constructive activities. Maybe it’s partly a personality trait, although there’s likely some luck and privilege involved, too. I hope there’s skill to it as well, because if there’s an element of skill to being happy or at least content – that gives us some control.
The Nuckolls County Sheriff's Department said a gas air balloon landed Tuesday in a field north of Hardy.
It’s difficult to think of a more perverse hero than Christopher Columbus, the Italian who led Europe’s first landing party in the Americas.
"Imam Bayildi" is a Turkish baked eggplant, named and famed for its ability to knock out a grown man. Its name translates to "the imam fainted,” presumably because of the dish's glorious flavor. But there is a competing theory that he fainted upon learning how much olive oil his wife used in preparing it. Both are grounded in fact.
When fall arrives we begin to see many ripe pumpkins in the stores and fields, ready for us to enjoy. Many of these pumpkins will be used for Halloween decorations, but they can be used in so many other ways. More than 1.5 billion pumpkins are produced in the U.S. each year and 80% of the crop is available during the month of October. The versatile pumpkin can be baked, steamed, roasted, or boiled and is made into a variety of products commercially, even dog biscuits. No part of the pumpkin has to go to waste, since every part of the pumpkin is edible, including the skin and stem. If you haven’t tried roasting the pumpkin seeds, try it this fall. The seeds are high in iron, and a pumpkin contains around 500 for you to enjoy. Pumpkins are also rich in nutrients. One cup of pumpkin has just 100 calories and only one-half gram of fat. It has more fiber than kale, more potassium than bananas, and provides heart-healthy magnesium and iron. If you are selecting fresh pumpkins to use in baking, look for the smaller sugar pumpkins or pie pumpkins since they will have less water and will not be as stringy as those grown for use as jack-o-lanterns. Enjoy this popular fall fruit/vegetable in any of the following ways.
Life can be celebrated in many different ways. Years ago, when arriving home from school, Mother made sure there’d be cookies or freshly made sweet bread waiting for me on the kitchen table. On Oct. 4, when I became a year older, a homemade angel food cake drizzled with pink and green frosting was placed on the dining room table to enjoy with family and friends. It was also the feast of my patron saint, St. Francis of Assisi, who, like me, loved animals. So I always made sure my dog, Suzy, celebrated the day, too, with small piece of cake.
A Philadelphia jury on Tuesday awarded $8 billion in punitive damages against Johnson & Johnson and one if its subsidiaries over a drug the companies made that the plaintiff's attorneys say is linked to the abnormal growth of female breast tissue in boys.
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This is actually true: If you go to the Food Network website and look for low-sodium recipes, you will find one for Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage.
Kids aren't the only ones who get into the Halloween spirit. Check out these adorable pets in costume to get some ideas. If you have one to share, send a picture to email@example.com.
There is a sweet love affair happening on East Helena’s Main Street, with no end in sight. It involves Annie and Dave Posey, owners of Main Street Eats and the residents of this small town who adore them. And it’s about to get even more affectionate, when this hard-working couple opens up Blackjack Burger Company, a few doors down from Main Street Eats. In between the two businesses, the Poseys have repurposed Lucky’s, the oldest building on Main Street. Those with a sweet tooth will appreciate the fact it’s now a candy store, ice cream and soda fountain shop. Annie and Dave have become champions of revitalizing the town of East Helena.
Corazón Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2018, St. Helena, Napa Valley ($40)
Jerry Penry moved fast. The amateur photographer and aircraft enthusiast got lucky in mid-August, when he snapped a photo of a jet crossing in front of a full moon above Lincoln, its contrails looking every bit like dusty rooster tails on a county road.
Divers plunge into the waters off Key Largo to carve pumpkins on the sea floor; participants used dive knives and other tools to transform the gourds into spooky sea creature creations (Oct. 7)
British-Nigerian artist Yinka Ilori discusses his latest project, a collaboration with A.I. showing at Frieze Art Fair in London.
ALTON — On Tuesday, people will get their first look at the $14 million OSF HealthCare Moeller Cancer Center.
After climbing relentlessly for more than three decades, the U.S. twin birthrate has inched downward for the last four years, new federal data show.
SPRINGFIELD — A few swings of a sledgehammer by nurses, doctors, administrators and others at HSHS St. John's Hospital marked the ceremonial start Friday of a $19 million renovation and expansion of the Springfield institution's neonatal intensive-care unit.
Planting flowering bulbs is a fall tradition for many gardeners, and there is still plenty of time to get your bulbs in the ground this fall.
Local Planned Parenthood doctors call it cutting-edge care for patients.
Nebraska is facing a crisis of unprecedented proportions with its trees, experts and state, city and county officials told the legislature's Appropriations Committee on Friday.
Ramarro Lamar was in Marine boot camp in the middle of a July heat wave in Quantico, Virginia, when he got an Instagram message from Nebraska cheerleader Sydney Long.