<![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

Johnson County Community College

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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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Billy Graham: You can inspire complainer to be more positive and hopeful http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article21606537.html#storylink=rss Sometimes things do go wrong, but not always, and you could point out examples from the past that show this. You could also take the initiative, not waiting for her to come up with something negative, but expressing hope and optimism.

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Fri, 22 May 2015 12:14:00 CDT

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HopFest offered beer lovers taste of 250 craft beers http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article21692667.html#storylink=rss HopFest, last Saturday in Waldo, featured some of the best brews from local, national and international producers.

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Fri, 22 May 2015 12:00:00 CDT

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Springtime radishes and green onions spice up easy Korean chicken tacos http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article21707580.html#storylink=rss The wet spring means crops such as radishes and green onions are flourishing. Here’s a way to take them beyond the salad bowl.

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Common-sense tips for a good dining experience http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article21672831.html#storylink=rss When it comes to getting the best experience at a restaurant, you can’t overlook the role you play. Here are some steps you can take to help get the best experience.

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Fri, 22 May 2015 05:03:00 CDT

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Graduates, GPA is just a number — there’s much more to life http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article21664800.html#storylink=rss Sometimes we get so caught up in who had the highest grade-point average and who won the most awards, that we lose sight that graduation itself is a big deal.

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Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 CDT

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Star’s Chow Town blog a finalist for national food journalism award http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article21631650.html#storylink=rss The Star’s food coverage is nominated for three Association of Food Journalists awards.

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Thu, 21 May 2015 19:00:41 CDT

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Pretty pigs and beautiful butts on display at Memphis in May barbecue championship http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article21588879.html#storylink=rss The Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest can be called the Mardi Gras of Barbecue or the Super Bowl of Swine.

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Thu, 21 May 2015 14:06:34 CDT

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Billy Graham: Mission trip could change your life http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article21496077.html#storylink=rss God not only wants to work through you to help others, he also wants to work in you while you’re serving the people of this village. Be alert to his leading, therefore, asking him to use this experience to teach you new things about himself and what he is doing in the world.

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Thu, 21 May 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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A deluge of options as KC-area water parks open this weekend http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article21408093.html#storylink=rss Memorial Day weekend means water park season is on — and columnist Jeneé Osterheldt predicts a few summer highlights at Oceans of Fun and Schlitterbahn.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: To avoid offensive comments, cultivate compassion for others http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article21390138.html#storylink=rss One key is to ask yourself why you constantly blurt out things that don’t need to be said, and are not only hurtful but wrong. Only you can answer this, of course, but is it because you feel a need to call attention to yourself?

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Wed, 20 May 2015 05:00:00 CDT

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Memorial Day weekend is coming; tips on how to get your grill on http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article21479691.html#storylink=rss Your grill is a very flexible cooking tool. Think of it as an outdoor version of your stove. And just like your stove, you can use it to cook different ways.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 12:38:48 CDT

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How and when to fertilize vegetables this rainy year http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/kc-gardens/article21429699.html#storylink=rss From Dennis Patton: How are your vegetables growing? The rains have been plentiful which has made vegetable gardening pretty simple. But ample rainfall helps to leach nutrients from the soil which may leave our crop a little on the hungry side. Timely applications of fertilizers, especially nitrogen, are needed so the rapidly growing plants are not slowed down. For more, read on...

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Tue, 19 May 2015 19:29:35 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/kc-gardens/article21429699.html
Summer cocktails sparkle with savory herbs and tropical tastes http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article21304233.html#storylink=rss Bars across town are rolling out new drink menus for summer replete with fruit-forward offerings, savory herbs and tropical tastes. Some are on the sweet side, others have a bit of a bite courtesy of grapefruit or Campari, and many swap brown spirits for rum, tequila and vodka. Do these menus reveal any trends? Not really.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 06:17:00 CDT

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In Lidia’s Kitchen: Chocolate Bread Parfait recycles leftover bread in elegant layered dessert http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article21289404.html#storylink=rss This dessert recalls for me the chocolate-and-bread sandwiches that sometimes were my lunch, and always a special treat. How simple, but how delicious those two pieces of bread with chocolate in between were.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 06:15:00 CDT

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Rack of lamb recipe pays tribute to Matthew Naylor’s Australian roots http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/come-into-my-kitchen/article21290760.html#storylink=rss For Melbourne native Matthew Naylor, the president and CEO of the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, Memorial Day is a time of remembrance, and that includes his take on a rack of lamb, an homage to his Australian heritage.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Dish With Gish: Dinner Lab supper clubs pop up in Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article21294099.html#storylink=rss Dinner Lab, a social supper club that organizes pop-up restaurants in 30 U.S. cities, debuted in Kansas City this month with a Mexican meal prepared by Chicago chef Daniel Espinoza at a Crossroads District art gallery. Kansas City members pay an annual fee of $125 to get invites to Dinner Lab events in 30 cities. Members also pay to attend meals, which usually cost $50 to $80, with drinks and gratuity included. Each member can bring up to three guests to an event.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: Changing your life could open the door to reconnecting with your children http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article21294834.html#storylink=rss I would encourage you to do whatever you can to let them know you care about them, even if it’s no more than a card on their birthdays or an occasional letter.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Glace Artisan Ice Cream makes national list http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article21345267.html#storylink=rss Thrillist has put the Kansas City company on its new list of “The 33 Best Ice Cream Shops in America.”

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Mon, 18 May 2015 21:33:59 CDT

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Billy Graham: Face honestly the reasons for your doubt http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article21319137.html#storylink=rss If we no longer need God because of science, then why do so many scientists and other intellectuals still believe in him? Some don’t, of course, but over the years I’ve been privileged to meet many who do.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Springtime means new menus at Kansas City restaurants http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article21298380.html#storylink=rss Kansas City restaurants have rolled out new menus with the change of the season. Here’s a look at new menu items from Milano and Q39.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 13:41:41 CDT

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New Made in KC boutique just the latest sign we’re bursting with hometown pride http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article21298659.html#storylink=rss We (heart) Kansas City far beyond our Royals mania — buying local, supporting local is the new normal.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 13:43:51 CDT

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Is this a plant or weed? http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/kc-gardens/article21290082.html#storylink=rss QUESTION: I scattered two different seed packets in this flower bed. Not sure if this is something I want or not! There are four or five if these plants and they are nearly four feet tall already. - Lori (Click on the photo to see it all) ..... ANSWER: You have us stumped from the photograph. I just cannot get a read on it from the green leaves. It appears to be ready to send up a flower stock. It might be best to post another picture when in flower. Flowers always make it easier to identify. Sorry - Dennis

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What can we do about poison ivy in a Euonymus bed? http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/kc-gardens/article21281790.html#storylink=rss QUESTION: In our front yard landscaping, we have a large bed of Euonymus with 3 redbud trees. We treat the Euonymus yearly for scale in a small area, which keeps the whole bed healthy. I noticed the other day that we have a number of baby vines of poison Ivy growing within this bed. We have used Round up in the past to kill Poison Ivy that was growing by itself. What can we do? We don't want to kill the Euonymus. - Michele......ANSWER: You can still us regular Roundup (Glyphosate), but, as you already know, you need to keep it off the Euonymous leaves. In this case, it is best to paint the glyphosate onto each individual poison ivy plant by hand. You can use a small paint brush or a foam applicator. Tedious, yes, but this is probably easier than digging out each plant by hand. Good luck. Carole-Johnson County Extension Master Gardener

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Billy Graham: Ask God to show you his plans, not bless your dreams http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article21097332.html#storylink=rss God loves you, and because of this, he doesn’t want to see you get involved in anything that might hurt you or lead you astray. God knows what’s best for us, and his way is always best. The Bible says, “He guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones” (Proverbs 2:8).

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Sun, 17 May 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Forget Elvis: Pork is king at Memphis barbecue contest http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article21223968.html#storylink=rss For three days during Memphis in May’s World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, an impressive tent city rises off the banks of the mighty Mississippi River, just a meaty blues riff away from historic Beale Street.

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Sun, 17 May 2015 02:15:50 CDT

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A. Bitterman’s proposal to swap Nelson sculpture with a condemned house draws ire of lawyers http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article21030816.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 15 May 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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