Tuesday, July 28, 2015


Recipe for geoduck salad with mango and chili

Any conversation about geoduck clams really should begin by getting the 12-year-old boy humour out of the way at the start.

‘Archie’ to die saving gay pal

LOS ANGELES—Archie Andrews will die taking a bullet for his gay best friend.
The famous freckle-faced comic book icon is meeting his demise in Wednesday’s instalment of “Life with Archie” when he intervenes in an assassination attempt on Kevin Keller, Archie Comics’ first openly-gay character.

Beans, lentils and tofu cookbook chock-full of healthy wholesome recipes

In a departure from publishing a cookbook by one or two authors, a Canadian publisher has delved into its archives to present a collection of recipes to suit all tastes.
“250 Best Beans, Lentils and Tofu Recipes: Healthy, Wholesome Foods” (Robert Rose, $24.95, paperback) features recipes created by its stable of authors in Canada and the U.S.

Chocolate chip cookies with lentils healthy and yummy lunch box treat

Pack some goodness into your kids’ school lunches with these delicious lentil cookies. The children won’t be aware they contain a secret yet healthy ingredient: lentil puree.
To make lentil puree, puree 4 parts cooked lentils with 1 part water. You can stir the puree into any soup or stew.
Lentil Cookies
125 ml (1/2 cup) butter, softened
500 ml (2 cups) brown sugar, packed
1 egg

Portobello mushrooms grilled with pita, spinach and cheese a delightful snack

Pita bread with mushrooms make these individual grilled pizzas a delightful lunch or snack.
Grilled Mushroom Pizzas
45 ml (3 tbsp) olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed into olive oil
4 large fresh portobello mushroom caps
4 whole-wheat pita breads (15 to 18 cm/6 to 7 inches)
75 ml (1/3 cup) sun-dried tomato pesto
1 l (4 cups) baby spinach or arugula leaves (60 g/2 oz)

Local crafting mixed media artwork

While many district artists focus on painting, drawing, or photography, Sarah Mueller of Fort Frances opted to take a different route and chose to make greeting cards and other mixed media artwork.
Layering paper, as well as using stamps, buttons, ribbons, and, of course, Mod Podge, her hobby takes up multiple desks and shelves in her basement crafting area.

Blueberries can be used in sweet desserts or to add tang to savoury dishes

Blueberries oozing with flavour and goodness can star in many dishes, and not just desserts. They are delightful in soups and as the main ingredient in a barbecue sauce.
Here are some recipes featuring the indigo-coloured berries.
Warm Blueberry Bisque
While many fruit soups are served chilled, this warm tangy soup is perfect for brunch or to start an elegant meal.
10 ml (2 tsp) oil

Movie features character created by Ranier author

The official release party for the newest “American Girl” movie, “McKenna Shoots for the Stars,” will be hosted by Ranier, Mn. author Mary Casanova this Thursday (July 19).
Doors will open at 6 p.m. at the Backus Community Center auditorium in International Falls.
“American Girl” is a brand of dolls, books, and related items that are extremely popular with girls.

Dragon boat races set to go

The first-ever “Boundary Waters Dragon Boat Festival” is still looking for paddlers in the community to come out and race with a team on Canada Day.
“We have seven teams, and we are looking for more,” said organizer Jenny Greenhalgh on Monday.
“We are planning to have registration during ‘Mall Days’ [in front of NCDS] on Scott Street, and on the day of the race,” she added.

SUMMER REFRESHMEMT: Recipe for orange-lemon-lime tea-ade

Lemonade and iced tea are two of the most refreshing summer beverages. Mixed together they offer the best of both beverages. This punch uses a base of black and mint teas combined with freshly squeezed citrus juices and a touch of sugar to create the perfect barbecue accompaniment.
Start to finish: 20 minutes
Servings: 16
8 bags black tea
4 bags mint tea

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