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Family transforms Olathe farmland into the new KC Wine Co.

Founded by Kirk and Julie Berggren and guided by their daughter Taylor Berggren, the KC Wine Co.’s winery and vineyards are next to its sister business, the KC Pumpkin Patch, at 13875 S. Gardner Road, which will open for the season in late September. It now sells four red wines and four white wines but has plans to expand.

Eating for Life

Brazilian salpicão is a colorful and healthy alternative to chicken salad

Brightened with raisins and lime juice, salpicão is a colorful and sassy Brazilian chicken salad perfect for summer. The add-ons also can get pretty creative, including canned corn, peas, pineapple and even shoestring potatoes, stirred in just before serving to remain crisp.

Cooking 101

Slow-cooked baby-back ribs are worth the wait

You can’t rush the perfect barbecued baby-back ribs. That’s why Brenden Grinnell, a second-year student in the Johnson County Community College culinary program, has developed a recipe worth the time investment. The ribs need to sit in the refrigerator for three hours after you apply the dry rub and then cook in an slow oven for three or four hours before you put them on a grill.

Eat & Drink

Foods of Yore: Why cooking with lard went out of style

Until late in the 19th century, leaf lard — which is made from the fat of a pig — was a bedrock staple of the American kitchen. No respectable cook would think of making a pie crust without it, and it was the number one frying medium. Oh, how times have changed:  Get the recipe for Barberton Fried Chicken, available for 1 week only.

Over 45 years, Star Magazine covered life in and around Kansas City

The Star’s Sunday magazine traces its modern origins to January 1970, when the first issue was published featuring best wishes from President Nixon and anthropologist Margaret Mead, among others. After 45 years as part of the Sunday Kansas City Star, the magazine ceases publication with the Feb. 22, 2015, edition.

Over 45 years, Star Magazine covered life in and around Kansas City

The Star’s Sunday magazine traces its modern origins to January 1970, when the first issue was published featuring best wishes from President Nixon and anthropologist Margaret Mead, among others. After 45 years as part of the Sunday Kansas City Star, the magazine ceases publication with the Feb. 22, 2015, edition.

 

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Family transforms Olathe farmland into the new KC Wine Co.

Founded by Kirk and Julie Berggren and guided by their daughter Taylor Berggren, the KC Wine Co.’s winery and vineyards are next to its sister business, the KC Pumpkin Patch, at 13875 S. Gardner Road, which will open for the season in late September. It now sells four red wines and four white wines but has plans to expand.

Dear Abby: Boyfriend’s past sexual encounter bothering her

DEAR ABBY: I have been with my boyfriend for a little over two years. He recently mentioned that when he was younger (19), he had a threesome (two guys, one girl). We are both over 35, so I realize this happened many years ago, but the fact that it was two guys is hard for me. How can I find a way to get past this?

Family transforms Olathe farmland into the new KC Wine Co.

Founded by Kirk and Julie Berggren and guided by their daughter Taylor Berggren, the KC Wine Co.’s winery and vineyards are next to its sister business, the KC Pumpkin Patch, at 13875 S. Gardner Road, which will open for the season in late September. It now sells four red wines and four white wines but has plans to expand.

Dear Abby: Boyfriend’s past sexual encounter bothering her

DEAR ABBY: I have been with my boyfriend for a little over two years. He recently mentioned that when he was younger (19), he had a threesome (two guys, one girl). We are both over 35, so I realize this happened many years ago, but the fact that it was two guys is hard for me. How can I find a way to get past this?

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Lindsay Hanson Metcalf: I want free time for my kids, but busyness abounds

If my kids have time to get bored, they’ll learn to rely on their imaginations for entertainment and grow up to be creative problem solvers. But they are driving me crazy. All those summer moments have to be filled somehow, whether it’s by them or by me. And so far, the letting-them-entertain themselves mantra is backfiring.

Lindsay Hanson Metcalf: I want free time for my kids, but busyness abounds

If my kids have time to get bored, they’ll learn to rely on their imaginations for entertainment and grow up to be creative problem solvers. But they are driving me crazy. All those summer moments have to be filled somehow, whether it’s by them or by me. And so far, the letting-them-entertain themselves mantra is backfiring.

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Pope in U.S. to meet with homeless, prisoners and immigrants

Pope Francis will meet with homeless people, immigrants and prisoners during his upcoming trip to Cuba and the United States. He’ll also preside over a meeting about religious liberty – a major issue for the U.S. Catholic Church in the wake of the Supreme Court’s gay marriage decision.