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I recently participated in a health fair at Phoenix School in Roseburg. I wanted to give the kids a dessert that was dairy, gluten-free and a little healthier than the usual sweets they love.

  • Kathy Bates OSU Extension
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Over the past two months, third graders from many of Douglas County’s elementary schools have been participating in Oregon State University’s “Growing Healthy Kids” curriculum. This seven-part series uses gardening as a way of exposing children to a variety of vegetables and fruits. The ulti…

  • DIANE GRIFFIN Brews Review
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Old 99’s story starts like many in the brew industry. Guys homebrewing in their garage decide it would be awesome to brew for real. Since starting that quest back in 2012, it’s been fun to watch the three amigos (Matt Hill, AJ Tuter and Bryan Ireland) grow through their various iterations fr…

  • Maryjean Anderson For The News-Review
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When Barbara Anderson and family relocated from Southern California to the Roberts Creek area of Dixonville, she had no idea the adventures that awaited her. A longtime gardener, self-proclaimed “hippie chick” and avid bird watcher, Barbara found herself in her own little paradise.

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Oftentimes, I hear people say they want to eat healthy but are confused with the overwhelming amount of information about what is and isn’t healthy. I’m going to sum it up for you in 500 words.

  • Chris Van Dyke Kitchen Talk
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Dear Chris: I love making soups and sauces for my family. I cook on and off, but have never mastered one essential skill. I depend on prepared soup bases and packaged gravies. I would like to rely less on convenience products but am not sure about making my own stock to replace them. Any adv…

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I started making spaghetti squash in an attempt to curb my daughter’s pasta obsession in the hope that she wouldn’t notice the swap with the healthier alternative.

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When I was a kid, my sister and I would watch the Food Channel and attempt to cook our own versions of some of the recipes we would find there. That was long before finding a recipe on the Internet was as easy as it is today, so we had the luxury of a pen and paper to jot down the ingredient…

  • DIANE GRIFFIN Brews Review
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On Feb. 14, 1992, a do-it-yourself inclined homebrewer who was tired of driving at least 60 miles to get homebrew supplies, often stale, decided to take the plunge and open a small homebrew supply shop in his garage.

  • JULIA MOSKIN The New York Times
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chicken soup is one of the most painless and pleasing things to make in a home kitchen. But do modern cooks know that?