<![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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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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Get ready Kansas City; It’s almost time for morel hunting http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article18828621.html#storylink=rss If you’re a hunter or a lover of morel mushrooms, your time is at hand.

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:09:51 CDT

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Billy Graham: Salvation isn’t a game of chance http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article18761898.html#storylink=rss God doesn’t want us to sit around constantly wondering if we’re going to go to heaven when we die. Instead, he wants us to know — really know — that we will go to be with him in heaven forever. And we can know, once we understand what God has already done to make our salvation possible.

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Christopher Elbow teams with Häagen-Dazs to present Spiced Pecan Turtle http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article18718878.html#storylink=rss Elbow was tapped to work on one of six ice cream flavors in collaboration with the premium ice cream giant. You can find the pints starting this month.

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 02:00:00 CDT

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Hillsdale Bank Bar-B-Q is open now through November http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article18715647.html#storylink=rss The 2015 barbecue season is now open for Hillsdale Bank Bar-B-Q. When you’re itching for a barbecue adventure in rural Chow Town, Greg and Donna Beverlin are ready to serve you on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays now through through November.

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: Jesus chose to die for our sake http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article18604674.html#storylink=rss As the final weeks of his ministry approached, Jesus repeatedly told his disciples that it was God’s plan for him to give his life for the sins of the world.

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Jonquils on Turkey Creek http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/kc-gardens/article18668868.html#storylink=rss Jonquils along Turkey Creek in Merriam. Photo by Jim Russell.

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Artist Nicole Leth creates bold fashion statements as breakup therapy http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article18512804.html#storylink=rss Nicole Leth turned a breakup and growing pains into a clothing line: “Sex & Ice Cream.” The Kansas City Art Institute student presents her senior thesis at a fashion show, “Everything I Should’ve Said,” at 8 p.m. Friday at the Bauer, 115 W. 18th St.

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: Let young couple who now reject God see Christ in you http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article18519542.html#storylink=rss Ask God to give you a genuine love for them, and to be the best friends you can possibly be.

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Celebrate raw-milk cheeses this Saturday on Raw-Milk Cheese Appreciation Day http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article18615792.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

This lack of education and the increased scrutiny by the FDA due to the Food Safety and Modernization Act of 2011 bring the need for a day where raw-milk cheeses are celebrated and eaten all across the globe. We should call it Raw-Milk Cheese Appreciation Day.

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:18:38 CDT

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Explore KC’s growing food scene at Ink’s Middle of the Map Fest Forum http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article18588963.html#storylink=rss Ink’s Middle of the Map Fest Forum features three food-centric events. Among them: A discussion with chefs Colby Garrelts, Howard Hanna, Patrick Ryan and Nick Wesemann about Kansas City’s growing reputation as a dining destination.

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Shelly Iseman’s Honey Brunch Mimosas are a refreshing twist on tradition http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article18400856.html#storylink=rss Shelly Iseman of Leawood, a physical therapist, homemaker and community volunteer, enjoys hosting brunch. Her recipe for Honey Brunch Mimosas from a Colorado junior league cookbook is a family favorite.

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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Chili-rubbed fish gives tacos a kick http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/cooking-101/article18404120.html#storylink=rss This recipe for Ancho Chili-Rubbed Fish Tacos was created by Dannette Fortner, a Johnson County Community College student chef who used to shy away from fish. That changed when she learned more about ways to prepare it in culinary classes.

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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 07:00:00 CDT By Dannette Fortner

Johnson County Community College

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Billy Graham: Whatever the cause of wife’s depression, she needs help http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article18415733.html#storylink=rss Sometimes depression does result from spiritual problems. However, depression can have many other causes. I strongly urge you and your wife to seek professional help for her problem.

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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Mother’s chicken curry signaled a gathering of friends, family http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article18504563.html#storylink=rss New contributor Jyoti Mukharji brings Indian cooking to Chow Town. Mukharji teaches Indian cooking out of her Prairie Village home.

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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:00:00 CDT

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Boulevard releases Saison-Brett, Love Child No. 5 on Tuesday http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article18407090.html#storylink=rss Boulevard Brewing Co. has several beer releases on tap for Tuesday. Among them: Saison-Brett, Love Child No. 5 and cans of Unfiltered Wheat Beer, Pop-Up Session IPA and Ginger Lemon Radler.

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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 01:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: Those in heaven know God’s perfect plan for us http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article18418622.html#storylink=rss In heaven, our focus will be on Jesus, not on the things of this Earth. Some day, the prayer Jesus taught his disciples will be fulfilled: “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10).

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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Madonna doesn’t have to justify her love, or her kisses http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article18435869.html#storylink=rss Madonna lip-locked Drake at Coachella, and the trolls came out in full force to attack her age. You didn’t like it? Fine. But kiss double standards goodbye already.

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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 17:24:33 CDT

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Hold off on watering your garden as long as possible http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/kc-gardens/article18425783.html#storylink=rss From Dennis Patton: Think twice before turning on the sprinkler system or watering your flower garden. How you water now will help determine your plant’s needs later on this summer.

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Taste test: Three-Eyed Raven, Brewery Ommegang’s new ‘Game of Thrones’ beer http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article18402185.html#storylink=rss The latest installment in Brewery Ommegang’s series of “Game of Thrones”-inspired beers is Three-Eyed Raven Dark Saison Ale, a dark brew has a spicy, fruity flavor and a crisp finish. The beer is now available in Kansas and Missouri.

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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:16:56 CDT

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Billy Graham: When anyone turns to God, it is a time to rejoice http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article18191789.html#storylink=rss When we finally realize just how lost we are and turn to God in repentance and faith, he rejoices – and all heaven with him. Jesus said, “I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents”

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Sun, 12 Apr 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Postcard from the Flint Hills: What I’m learning about life at the top of the food chain http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article17980805.html#storylink=rss Living the in country means figuring out how to co-exist with wild animals. Some you welcome, like feral cats; some you need to scare away, like coyotes.

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Sat, 11 Apr 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Flowers on the Plaza http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/kc-gardens/article18294356.html#storylink=rss Nice spring shot of a Plaza combo of flowers. Photo by Patty Brasel.

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Billy Graham: All children are gifts from God http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article18110135.html#storylink=rss Although your son is autistic, God has not abandoned you, and he wants to help you become the best parents you can possibly be to your child. Your son needs you, and you need God.

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Fri, 10 Apr 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Walter Scott is only the latest in an epidemic of needless deaths http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article18229436.html#storylink=rss Walter Scott is the latest police shooting of an unarmed man. These are not isolated events. This is an epidemic that cannot be ignored.

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Comida 2015 fundraiser provides chance to learn about Latin cuisine http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article18095309.html#storylink=rss Comida 2015 is a fundraiser for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City and the Greater Kansas City Hispanic Collaborative.

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Fri, 10 Apr 2015 08:34:39 CDT

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Billy Graham: God loves even those who reject him http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article17861141.html#storylink=rss The Bible calls them “foolish and senseless people, who have eyes but do not see, who have ears but do not hear” (Jeremiah 5:21).

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Thu, 09 Apr 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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