<![CDATA[Living Columns & Blogs | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/ en-us Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:23:38 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:23:38 CST Living Columns & Blogs 60 It’s time to liberate school lunches http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/article12888818.html#storylink=rss First lady Michelle Obama is right — healthy school lunches are essential. But U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts isn’t wrong. Schools deserve the flexibility to tailor programs to work for the students.

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Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:00:00 CST

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Traditional Italian porchetta gets a Kansas City twist http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/cooking-101/article11023625.html#storylink=rss 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.”

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 06:00:00 CST By Jeff Toohey

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Darryl Levings: Give us our history, warts and all http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/article11220200.html#storylink=rss Things that make me stay up in the night: the dumbing down of America and other true but despicable facts.

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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:00:00 CST

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Where to get your Valentine on in KC http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article9098705.html#storylink=rss Valentine’s Day is little more than one week away, but don’t get caught up in the crazy. Whether you’re brunching at the movies or taking in a little jazz, have some fun.

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Wed, 04 Feb 2015 06:00:00 CST

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Brazilian salpicão is a colorful and healthy alternative to chicken salad http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/eating-for-life/article25757005.html#storylink=rss 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.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Foods of Yore: Why cooking with lard went out of style http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article25762453.html#storylink=rss 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.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 04:00:00 CDT

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Bake It Better: Perfect your pound cake with hot, melted butter and food processor http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article25763545.html#storylink=rss Most classic pound cake recipes we researched use a fussy mixing method in which all the ingredients need to be at the same temperature. The result if your temperatures are off? A disastrous-looking curdled batter that can’t be saved.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT By America’s Test Kitchen

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Carol Eubank’s stuffed tomatoes are delicious for the Fourth of July http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/come-into-my-kitchen/article25758847.html#storylink=rss Carol Eubank of Merriam, a human resources professional and community volunteer, will celebrate the Fourth of July with a concert by the American Legion Band and a platter of Vera Cruz Tomatoes.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Slow-cooked baby-back ribs are worth the wait http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/cooking-101/article25756129.html#storylink=rss 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.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: Despite past sins, you can build a better future with Christ http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article25769104.html#storylink=rss Some people spend their whole lives thinking they can evade the consequences of their sins. But our wrongdoing eventually catches up with us.

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: Read the Bible slowly and in segments http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article25774843.html#storylink=rss Read the Bible intelligently. Get a Bible you can understand — a reliable modern translation with print you can easily read. Your local Christian bookstore can help you with this.

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Making waves with my niece: ‘Crazy’ is good sometimes http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article25787074.html#storylink=rss In a swimming pool, I taught my niece how to make her own waves.

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:03:34 CDT

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Adding mushrooms to traditional Indian curry cooking makes a tasty, hearty dish http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article25765600.html#storylink=rss Mushrooms are one way to ad a delicious earthy depth of flavor to a traditional garbanzo bean curry.

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:34:32 CDT

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When it comes to summer gardening, follow your dog’s lead http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/kc-gardens/article25751839.html#storylink=rss From Dennis Patton: The dog days of summer are not only hard on us but our beloved pets. We can learn a thing or two from them when it comes to dealing with summer patterns. For more, read on...

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Billy Graham: True belief in Christ takes commitment http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article25605334.html#storylink=rss For far too many people, one thing is still missing from their faith, and that is commitment. They have believed in Christ in their minds, but they’ve never acted on it.

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Powell Gardens brings tomato season early to Kansas City’s local restaurants, chefs http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article25715416.html#storylink=rss Tomatoes grown at Powell Gardens are now showing up in restaurants and at select Kansas City grocery stores. Powell Gardens started growing tomatoes as way to diversify its revenue stream.

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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 14:46:05 CDT

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My personal trainer is a push mower and nearly an acre of grass http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article25475431.html#storylink=rss While my town’s free Sunday evening yoga is on hiatus until fall, I’m relying on but my push mower to keep is keeping me in shape. “Lon,” a non-self-propelled Lawn Boy, keeps me toned and eliminates gym and lawn care expenses.

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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: The world will not improve until we turn our hearts to Christ http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article25576765.html#storylink=rss Dozens of organizations have dedicated themselves to the search for peace to no avail. Helpful or necessary as these may be, they ultimately fail because they don’t get to the root of the problem.

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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Easy, fast tart cherry hand pie recipe brings back summer memories http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article25586035.html#storylink=rss Summer brings memories of strawberries dipped in sugar, water balloon fights and snow cones. Here’s also a summer classic: Tart Cherry Hand Pies.

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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 07:55:00 CDT

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Hank Charcuterie in Lawrence a good source for locally sourced foods http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article25495891.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:27:03 CDT

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Billy Graham: Satan never delivers what he promises, but God does http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article25423621.html#storylink=rss Occasionally I’ve met someone or received letters from people who clearly stated they deliberately worshipped the devil instead of God. I had no reason to doubt their statements, although I always prayed God would change their minds and hearts.

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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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From the archives: We’re still dancing to Michael Jackson http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article25481332.html#storylink=rss Michael Jackson died six years ago. From the archives, Jenee Osterheldt reflects on what his music meant to her

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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 10:51:31 CDT Jeneé Osterheldt

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Billy Graham: Seek God’s guidance as you adjust to life in a ‘blended’ family http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article25343659.html#storylink=rss My mother remarried last year, but it’s not working. I don’t think my stepfather likes me, and I don’t get along with his children. I want to run away. I’m 14.

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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Banana bread recipe can be gluten and dairy free — really http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article25418200.html#storylink=rss In her first Chow Town post, new contributor Trish Minton provides a Maple-Walnut Banana Bread with Maple Glaze as an idea to deal with extra bananas. The recipe has options allowing the bread to be gluten-free and dairy-free.

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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 08:34:00 CDT

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Dish With Gish: Dig into portable summer salads http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article25160344.html#storylink=rss When the heat is on, a cool bed of greens with fresh toppings is just right. Here are some Kansas City-area cafes and markets where you can find healthy salads to go.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:00:00 CDT

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Urban Farm tour spotlights Kansas City’s fertile agricultural scene http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article25192045.html#storylink=rss As the Cultivate Kansas City’s biennial Urban Grown Farms & Gardens Tour kicks off this week, 30 farms are open for the public to explore. The celebration showcases the pioneers, progress and future of urban agriculture.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 04:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: Wrongdoing always has consequences, but God forgives our sins http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article25179385.html#storylink=rss God loves us, and it hurts him deeply when we get involved in something wrong, because he knows the pain it’s going to cause us. Even when we repent and seek his forgiveness, we may still have to bear the consequences of what we’ve done.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Ginger Sue’s brings its buttermilk pancakes to the Olathe neighborhood http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article25343053.html#storylink=rss Three months ago, Ginger Fuller and her husband, David Bradley, opened their breakfast and lunch cafe, Ginger Sue’s, in Olathe. The new Ginger Sue’s serves customer favorites such as fluffy buttermilk pancakes, golden breakfast potatoes and bacon seasoned with rosemary, black pepper and sugar.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:46:37 CDT

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Explore the food growing in Kansas City area’s urban neighborhoods http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article25310314.html#storylink=rss Cultivate Kansas City celebrates 10 years of the Urban Grown Tour with events beginning Wednesday.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 11:04:15 CDT

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Be on the lookout for bagworms http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/kc-gardens/article25180933.html#storylink=rss From Dennis Patton: It is one of the most easily identified insects found in the area; the bagworm. Bagworms will be making their annual appearance and start munching their way through many landscape plants. For more, read on.

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