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Winter squashes not only bring to mind Autumn leaves and pumpkin pies but, are highly versatile vegetables. They can become soup, stew, bread, pies, cakes, cookies, side dishes and main courses.

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Over the last seven months, McDonald’s has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to acquire technology companies that specialize in artificial intelligence and machine learning. And the fast-food chain has even established a new tech hub in the heart of Silicon Valley — the McD Tech Labs — w…

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No other fruit says “fall” quite like an apple. One bite of that sweet, crunchy goodness and you can just feel the crisp autumn air, taste that hot cider that’s helping to keep you warm at the high school football game, or smelling mom’s apple pie that’s just about ready to come out of the oven.

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Walk into Si, Casa Restaurant & Bar at 227 NW Garden Valley Blvd. and the first thing you notice is how big it is. The main seating area can easily hold 50 people and the bar, which features five TVs, can accommodate another couple dozen or so.

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If you have children and have been to the local farmers’ markets, maybe you’ve seen the Food Hero booth and sampled a new and tasty grape recipe.

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Ah, summer! Nothing invokes fun memories more than picnics at the beach, barbecues in the backyard or going on a road trip.

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Well, here we are at the beginning of summer, and we’ve already had some pretty warm days. If this is an indication of what the next three months will bring, I know that I am not going to want to spend any great amount of time over a cooktop or peering into an oven.

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Tucked away in the corner of the basement of the main building at Harvard Medical Park is a cozy cafe where Beverly Rodriguez runs the show from her long, narrow kitchen.

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Firehouse Fudge is closing its storefront, but owner and fudge maker Dean Martin will still be taking his plethora of flavors to farmers markets and festivals.

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Wintertime is the perfect time to make soup. Minestrone is rather well-known, but this simple vegetable-based soup is something I cook up year round. You can find many versions online, but this recipe was passed down from my Italian great-grandmother Adelaida Catalano, who hailed from Naples…

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With school back in session, cold and flu season is already starting to affect people in our area. Though influenza is active throughout the entire year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says activity begins increasing in October.

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“Night Circus” was the theme of the beer and dinner pairing at Old 99 Brewing Co. in Roseburg on Sunday, and it was evident in the simple yet intriguing decor at the brewery that evening.

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You have good intentions to make healthy and delicious meals for the family, but think it takes a lot of time to do it. Here are some ideas that have helped me get a better handle on my good intentions.

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I love to capture the tastes of the warm summer season and enjoy it all year long — especially since it comes from the bounty in our Douglas County backyard. I enjoy visiting the farms, stocking up, and spending a day making some delicious treat that we can enjoy and give away.

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One clear sign an area is growing economically is by the amount of foam-rimmed pint glasses filled with cold craft brew it is pouring. According to the Oregon Brewers Guild, the state ranks number one for most percentage of dollars spent on craft beer, number two in the nation for hop hortic…

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Since they found out O’Toole’s building was sold, owners Jennifer and Casey O’Toole haven’t had any luck looking for a new building.