butlercountytimesgazette.com http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20121228/NEWS/312289968/1015/LIFESTYLE butlercountytimesgazette.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:57:42 +0000 Wine Talk: When in Beaune http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419376/1015/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:38:17 +0000 By Robert Whitley Creators Syndicate http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419376/1015/LIFESTYLE The center of the village, around Place Carnot, is lined with shops pedaling gourmet food products, as well as the latest fashions from Paris, a couple of hours to the north.
From early spring through the annual Hospices de Beaune wine auction in late November, the cobblestone streets are clogged with [...]]]>
Jim Hillibish: Tips for your Easter ham http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419421/1015/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:57:59 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419421/1015/LIFESTYLE USDA national retail prices are $3.38 per pound for boneless and $1.82 for bone-in. This compares with $3.17 and $1.94 for last year. You'll find a wide selection in most stores and some confusing labels to decipher.
Ham: This is the top grade with no added water.
Ham, [...]]]>
Dining with royalty: Choosing character breakfasts in Disney World http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419506/1015/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:04:04 +0000 By Danielle Braff More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419506/1015/LIFESTYLE Blue Plate Special: ‘Hey Cookie, make mine a heart attack in a fog’ http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419508/1015/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:38:23 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419508/1015/LIFESTYLE The Blue Plate Special is nearly long gone, as are the street-corner diners that slopped them by the millions. During the Great Depression, simple Blue Plates were the cheapest hot meals, costing a nickel to a dime. They fed the cash-starved nation, sold all day and into the late night. If you had the coin, you could eat heartily, as Blue Plates were healthy by today's standards. [...]]]> Kitchen Call: Saturday means baked beans http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419510/1015/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:30:34 +0000 By Linda Bassett More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419510/1015/LIFESTYLE The beans were common navy [...]]]> Food for Thought: Prepping your meals for more nutrients http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419675/1015/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419675/1015/LIFESTYLE Want to obtain the most nutrition out of your meals? Incorporate fresh ingredients and pay attention to how they are prepped. A variety of cooking techniques can make certain foods are more flavorful while maintaining high nutritional levels.
"To boost the flavor and nutritional value in our meals, we are constantly on the lookout for the freshest foods. Our go-to ingredients are wholesome foods like fresh vegetables and lean proteins," says Registered Dietitians Lyssie [...]]]>
Cooks’ Books: Personal attacks aside, Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook is my personal favorite http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140410/NEWS/140419877/1015/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:29:01 +0000 http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140410/NEWS/140419877/1015/LIFESTYLE Creators Syndicate
"It's All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great," by Gwyneth Paltrow and Julia Turshen (Grand Central Life & Style, $32).
It may be scandalous. But at a time when Gwyneth Paltrow, who recently suffered comments from haters after almost having gotten into a scooter accident with her child and reportedly successfully squashing an unflattering Vanity Fair cover story about her life, is down again, just having [...]]]>
Nutrition News: Healthy eating on a budget http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140410/NEWS/140419907/1015/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:40:01 +0000 By Charlyn Fargo Creators Syndicate http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140410/NEWS/140419907/1015/LIFESTYLE "Go for whole foods — whole grains," she said. "They are so much better for you than processed. Buy ingredients instead of finished products. With processed foods, you are paying for the packaging and labor."
Her No. 1 tip for saving money? "Cook from scratch."
And if you [...]]]>
Love your Brussels sprouts http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140408/NEWS/140409325/1015/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:47:49 +0000 By Margaret Maples More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140408/NEWS/140409325/1015/LIFESTYLE I used to be in the "ewww" crowd, too. I almost skipped down the menu when I saw sprouts listed at Ristorante Tosca, a lovely Italian restaurant in Washington, D.C. (www.toscadc.com). Too late. I was hooked by the strip steak, which arrived on a bed of sprouts with a side of radicchio.
Not my usual crew of veggies, but with rising meat prices in mind, I decided to do a little research. Yes, and revel in that steak. [...]]]>
Food for Thought: Easy entertaining tips for large groups http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140408/NEWS/140409923/1015/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Tue, 08 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140408/NEWS/140409923/1015/LIFESTYLE The sun is shining, leaves are green and balmy temperatures have arrived - spring and summer months are the ideal time to entertain at home. Between holidays, graduation parties and warm weather festivities, there's always a reason to gather for a great meal and some fun. With a few organization tricks and cooking tips, even the largest families can come together to enjoy quality time with one another while sharing in food and fun.
No one knows more about hosting large [...]]]>
Jim Hillibish: How Italians beat the soaring cost of beef http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140402/NEWS/140409831/1015/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:54:54 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140402/NEWS/140409831/1015/LIFESTYLE Italian family cooks are experts at stretching a food budget. It's in their history.
They give us braciole or braciola, the best thing that's happened to a little bit of beef. Six bucks' worth will feed a family.
This genius dish comprises thin slices of beef breaded and rolled — jellyroll fashion.
They're browned in olive oil and simmered in beef broth or tomato sauce until tender. [...]]]>
Food for Thought: What you need to know about gluten http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140401/NEWS/140409999/1015/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:33:43 +0000 http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140401/NEWS/140409999/1015/LIFESTYLE You've probably heard a lot about gluten. Maybe a friend has gone gluten-free or a family member has been diagnosed with celiac disease or been advised to avoid gluten. So what exactly is gluten? Is it something you should give up, too?
Gluten is a protein that is most commonly found in wheat, barley and rye. It comes in several forms, like flour, and exists in many foods, including pizza, pasta, breads and baked goods. For those who have sensitivity to gluten, it can be [...]]]>
Kitchen Call: Hints of springtime green http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140331/NEWS/140339943/1015/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:02:33 +0000 By Linda Bassett More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140331/NEWS/140339943/1015/LIFESTYLE A spring morning starts out with cheddar cheese biscuits flecked with bacon and chives. The three flavors harmonize with eggs, whether scrambled, fried, or boiled. No fussy poached eggs. But a good strong cup of coffee laced with cream wards off the chill. The leftover biscuits, if any, make a fine go-along for supper, too.
Later in the week, homemade bread rises slowly in a warm kitchen to [...]]]>
Kitchen Call: Lenten meal without the legumes http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140331/NEWS/140339944/1015/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:51:53 +0000 By Linda Bassett More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140331/NEWS/140339944/1015/LIFESTYLE Carrots, turnips, potatoes, all the sturdy veggies lived in a hole under the kitchen floor — the root cellar. A kettle bubbled constantly over the fire. Anything available, mostly dried beans, was thrown in, and the pot was never emptied for fear of running out of food. So one day's [...]]]> Jim Hillibish: Grocery, restaurant prices climb http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140331/NEWS/140339954/1015/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:55:55 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140331/NEWS/140339954/1015/LIFESTYLE Food inflation so far is higher than the Consumer Price Index. This year's CPI is up 0.1 in two months while the price of beef and veal has jumped 4 percent at the same time.
The average wage increase for 2014 will be 3 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The beef increase is on top of a 22 percent rise last year.
Look for [...]]]>
Jim Hillibish: An easy Cajun soup will deliver you to New Orleans http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140331/NEWS/140339956/1015/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:44:54 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140331/NEWS/140339956/1015/LIFESTYLE It's a cup of simple corn soup, appetizer to many a fancy meal downtown.
Up here, we'd call it a corn chowder. It's thick and one of those concoctions that consumes little bits of leftovers. Often it presents three meats or more, or likely contains combinations of lobster, shrimp and crab. You never know when you order it.
Not to [...]]]>
After-Work Gourmet: Tackling takeout http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140327/NEWS/140329340/1015/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:11:12 +0000 By Lisa Messinger Creators Syndicate http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140327/NEWS/140329340/1015/LIFESTYLE It may be wiser to experiment with ingredients and spices for quick copies you can make at home. Often, just a few tweaks are all it takes to create a dish reminiscent of the original, like gourmet pizzas that are prepared with chicken breast, cilantro [...]]]> Cooks’ Books: ‘Well-Preserved’ is well-timed for spring http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140325/NEWS/140329585/1015/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:50:32 +0000 By Lisa Messinger Creators Syndicate http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140325/NEWS/140329585/1015/LIFESTYLE Taking huge quantities of fruits or vegetables and turning your kitchen into one large water bath is a process called "putting up" batches. Spring begins the march through summer when a lot of this is attempted.
Problem is, unless we're full-time farmers, many of us don't have the time or patience to "put up" with the procedure. That's a shame since the flavor [...]]]>
Nutrition News: Make it a home-cooked meal http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140325/NEWS/140329588/1015/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:33:01 +0000 http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140325/NEWS/140329588/1015/LIFESTYLE Creators Syndicate
Want an easy way to shed some calories? Simply cook at home. Seriously. And you'll be saving money as well.
A new study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture finds that Americans are slimming their calories, thanks to home cooking. The study, reported in the April 2014 issue of Environmental Nutrition, found that working-age adults consumed an average 118 fewer calories per day between 2009 and 2010, compared with four years earlier. Some 20 [...]]]>
Wine Talk: The mystery of Chablis http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140324/NEWS/140329732/1015/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:18:19 +0000 By Robert Whitley Creators Syndicate http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140324/NEWS/140329732/1015/LIFESTYLE The village of Chablis, from whence the wine takes its name, is the northernmost wine-growing region in Burgundy. The only French wine-growing regions to the north of Chablis are Champagne and Alsace. This is an important aspect of the taste profile found in [...]]]>