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Louisiana Gumbo Ya Ya This is the state soup that cooks with Jazz! Makes approximately 8 to 10 two-cup servings, but freezes great if you have a smaller crowd. Ingredients: 4 boneless chicken breasts, diced into 1-inch pieces 4 ounces (one stick) butter or oil (1/2 cup) divided 1/2 cup all purpose flour (or enough to make a smooth paste) 1/2 pound fresh yellow onions, chopped (2 large) 4 ribs celery, chopped 1 1/2 large green peppers, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh garlic, minced 1 gallon chicken stock 1 tablespoon dry Italian seasoning 1 pound sliced Okra thawed and drai
Home for me was 13 miles southeast of Baton Rouge, Louisiana where my parents raised squabs, chickens and tomato plants over six feet tall every summer. The fridge was stocked with fresh produce from harvesting a garden three seasons a year. Given the rich heritage of the fertile Delta, my family's French background and my own journey of logging decades behind a stove, a trip home is virtually a movable feast.
If you're looking for a good new gritty mystery, look no further than Brian Freeman's new novel, "In the Dark." "In the Dark" is a followup to Freeman's earlier three books, "Immoral," "Stripped," and "Stalked," features the same hero, Lieutenant Jonathan Stride and, like the others, is set right here in the Twin Ports. "In the Dark" finds Jonathan Stride confronted with a sort of a ghost - a woman he went to high school with who left town 30 years before and now returns looking eerily like Stride's wife, Cindy, who died some years before of cancer.
Ob-litter-ator. Yup, my dad had one and he used it regularly. Forty years ago my mom sewed him a canvas satchel that slung diagonally across his chest and back, leaving his hands free to pick up cans, bottles, and other litter along the roads where we trekked. We would marvel, together, at the audacity of folks who flung things from their car windows - a rare point of agreement between a nice dad and somewhat sullen teenager. From the time we were little (really little) we kids were pressed into duty as scavengers, excavators and toters.
Blended families, otherwise known as stepfamilies, are becoming more and more common. As a matter of fact, at least one-third of all children in the United States will be part of a stepfamily before they reach the age of 18. Becoming a blended family comes with its own special challenges; however, there are many ways that parents and stepparents can approach these challenges to make the transition period much less stressful. First and foremost, realize that change will not happen over night. This will be a time of transition for everyone involved.
It's 5:15 on a recent Friday morning. Four women, ranging in age from 19 to 48, gather in the back room of 24-Hour Fitness Express in Hermantown. They're working on their shoulders, calves and abs: four different exercises for each muscle group. Ten repetitions. Five times. Their laughing banter quickly turns to heavy breathing and, at times, groans of exertion. Twelve hours later, they'll return for a cardio workout. And this is one of the easy days. The women are training for the North America Natural Body Builder Federation's (NANBF) Mr. and Ms.
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The Pros: Raised, intensive beds, also known as container gardens, put you back in the driver's seat when it comes to gardening, by providing three major advantages including: Drainage: By putting your garden above ground, it provides great drainage. "That's by far the key benefit to container gardening," says Debbie Braeu, vice-president of Edelweiss Nursery.
Michelle Sears - the journey to Savannah's Pottery House For Michelle Sears, the spark that eventually became passion was first ignited in a high school pottery class. "I found the process of sculpting clay, and then painting, glazing and firing it fascinating," she explained. "I've worked with a lot of different mediums, but this one just stuck." Michelle continued studying art in college, where her interests centered on ceramics, clay sculpture, acrylics and beading. "Each piece that I created gave me a great deal of inspiration and appreciation for what I was learning," she said.
WHY DO I NEED A LAND SURVEY? To protect the investment you are about to make when buying land. Be sure before you make the purchase the deed describes the land you are buying.