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Sowing success: Look to spring by starting plants from seed

Local gardeners do it for all sorts of reasons: Organic and heirloom vegetable enthusiasts grow hard-to-find varieties with unique flavors. Others just want to grow their favorite flower for the summer garden.

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Travel Q&A: Try Yapta to track airfares, choose best time to buy

It might be a little early to book tickets for the summer, but it’s hard to know for certain. Remember, even airlines don’t know whether fares will go up or down. It’s market-driven. Travel columnist Christopher Elliott recommends a site such as Yapta, which lets you track your airfare and select the best time to buy.

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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Easy Cioppino is a traditional San Francisco seafood stew

Eating for Life’s Easy Cioppino traces its origins to Italian-American fishermen. Seafood — fish and shrimp in this case — swim in a rich, flavorful tomato broth. Some chefs add garlic, celery and onion. Our recipe adds zucchini, then garnishes the stew with spinach instead of parsley for a bump in nutrition.

Easy Cioppino is a traditional San Francisco seafood stew

Eating for Life’s Easy Cioppino traces its origins to Italian-American fishermen. Seafood — fish and shrimp in this case — swim in a rich, flavorful tomato broth. Some chefs add garlic, celery and onion. Our recipe adds zucchini, then garnishes the stew with spinach instead of parsley for a bump in nutrition.

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Traditional Italian porchetta gets a Kansas City twist

Porchetta is a traditional Italian dish that consists of layering pork belly with herbs and spices and pork loin, rolling it up, then roasting it in the oven. Jeff Toohey, a second-year student in the Johnson County Community College’s Chef Apprentice and Food and Beverage Management programs, calls his version of this classic dish “Kansas City-fied.”