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Quarantine cooking: Dress up that pantry pasta with delicious sauces

After taking stock of your pantry, you may find you've got a few too many boxes of dry pasta. (Or, at least that's what we're guessing given the many empty shelves of pasta we've been seeing at area …

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Margaret Button: Kneading is good for anxiety, aggression This week's column is brought to you from my dining room table — my workspace for the foreseeable future. I always thought working from home would be fun, but I miss all my coworkers at The …
Quarantine baking: Make your own sourdough, seriously, you can do it I know a few people who are joining the working-from-home ranks with a grumble, but I am not one of them. This is an exciting time to be a foodie! Forget about the empty shelves at the grocery stores …
Robin Anish: Chase away March's gloom with maple syrup It's a dreary day in March. The clouds are hanging so low that the outdoors feel confining. It's not raining, but it still feels damp and cold. Much of the snow is gone with just a few patches here …
Margaret Button: Quarantine baking ideas ... if it comes to that In response to the coronavirus, medical experts are advising consumers to have enough food, water, medication and toilet paper on hand in case they are quarantined for two weeks.
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a Banoffee pie Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day. This is truer than I thought when I discovered it's estimated up to 80 million people worldwide possess some Irish heritage. This number is especially stunning considering in 2020 that wee island in the middle of the North Atlantic has an estimated population of just over 4.9 million.
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