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Organic dairy considering expansion in Columbia

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:41:04 UT

(AP) — A Colorado company that produces organic milk and butter is considering investing $90 million in a manufacturing plant in Columbia and create 100 or more jobs. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports ( ) Aurora Organic officials are currently reviewing real estate options and securing approval of state and local incentives.

Seattle's coziest bars and coffee shops

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 01:11:10 UT

Are you getting cabin fever, too? Go out ... to the great indoors.

Broadway cornerstone closes -- again

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 23:02:05 UT

For the second time in less than two years, a Broadway mainstay has closed its doors.

Seattle restaurants we miss

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:20:43 UT

With the impending closing of Icon Grill this month -- on the heels of departures such as Tini Bigs, Hula Hula and Old Spaghetti Factory -- we're thinking of the restaurants of Seattle past that live in our memories.

The Latest: CHP calls off search for suspect in I-15 pursuit

Fri, 6 Jan 2017 23:12:35 UT

Police say they've called off a search for a suspect they say shot at officers during a car chase before a standoff that shut down Interstate 15 in the Mojave Desert for hours. California Highway Patrol Officer Adam Carmichall says Friday afternoon that "all leads have gone cold" in the search for the suspect near the California-Nevada border. The California Highway Patrol says it is searching for a suspect who shot at officers during a pursuit before a standoff that caused an hours-long closure of Interstate 15 in the Mojave Desert between the town of Baker and the Nevada state line. The California Highway Patrol says a standoff with a pursuit suspect has shut down Interstate 15 in the Mojave Desert between the town of Baker and the Nevada state line. Carmichall says northbound traffic can detour onto State Route 127 at Baker, follow signage to Pahrump, Nevada, and approach Las Vegas from the west.

Longtime downtown Seattle restaurant shuts doors for high rise

Fri, 6 Jan 2017 22:39:34 UT

In a quintessentially modern Seattle tale, downtown Seattle's Icon Grill on Fifth Avenue will shut its doors at the end of January to make way for the high rise development slated for its location.

Indiana restaurant founded by billionaire gets new owner

Wed, 4 Jan 2017 00:30:46 UT

The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports ( ) Merrillville-based hotel company White Lodging is the new owner of the Cedar Lake restaurant, which boasts a sweeping view of that lake and is known for its USDA prime beef steaks, flown-in seafood and boat-shaped bar. The company acquired the 11,600-square-foot restaurant that's a popular wedding reception and special events venue from Dean White's Whiteco Industries.

Late fee? No prob: Check covers library books 40 years later

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 17:07:37 UT

Late fines for books from the Montgomery County libraries now max out at $15, but Kramer didn't mind ratcheting up the fee. There are others, and by these terms, the Kramers are barely overdue: "How To Live 365 Days a Year," offered to the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Library 50 years after it was checked out, and "The Birth of Rome," checked out for 73 years from the Chestnut Green Elementary School in Prince George's County, and returned in 2010. The Kramers's books, "The New Way of the Wilderness" (1958), by Calvin Rutstrum, and "365 Meatless Main Dishes" (1974), by William Kaufman, are both out of print but important artifacts in the Kramer family history. Kramer, who traveled from his Minneapolis home last week to Maryland for a Christmas visit with his siblings, said his father borrowed the first one because he remembered a childhood trip to the northern Minnesota wilderness and dreamed of taking his family there. Minnesotan Kramer is probably out of reach of the long arm of the (entirely fictional) Montgomery County library overdue patrol squad, but his sister lives in Baltimore, and his two brothers live in Olney and Gaithersburg. In his letter, he told Hamilton, "It is our hope that you will refrain from calling the FBI to report this as international trafficking of stolen goods, and instead allow us the freedom of maintaining the ill-begotten literature on loan for the next 85 combined years or so, at which time we hope to make another payment to your venerable institution on their behalf."

Evansville teacher to use grant money to study food science

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 09:01:37 UT

A North High School chemistry and physics teacher, Sharp is one of 100 Indiana K-12 educators to receive a Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Fellowship grant. The 2017 fellows mark the 30th year of the program which aims to give teachers, principals, guidance counselors, school media specialists and librarians financial support to renew their commitment to education. Educators come from public, private and charter schools of all sizes. "Much of preparation and dining experience involved in high end modern cuisine involves quite a bit of real chemistry and scientific technique," Sharp wrote in an email. Another area educator to receive the grant is Princeton Community Intermediate School Principal James McClary.

Kentucky farms seeing more direct and local sales

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 22:13:22 UT

Joanna Coles, an extension agent with the University of Kentucky, said consumers want to be closer to the farmers that produce their food. About four percent of Kentucky farms are directly marketing their products, David Knopf, director for the National Agricultural Statistics Service's Eastern Mountain Regional Field Office in Kentucky, said in a news release. Of all 50 states, Kentucky ranked 19th in terms of number of farms and 26th in direct farm sales, Lisa Ferguson, a spokeswoman for NASS, said. According to USDA data, California, Michigan and New York were the top three states in terms of sales, with California's sales amounting to $2.8 billion.

Thirteen ways to keep free radicals away, and why it's so important

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 23:28:09 UT

The holiday season is in full swing, and with it comes time for family celebration while gathering around tables full of delicious foods with seasonal spices! [...] it can also be a stressful time of year, with substantial meal preparation as well as stress in the gut from digesting highly caloric and rich foods. Most atoms have a matching number of protons and electrons, but this leaves the various “shells” of electrons incomplete, rendering them vulnerable to scavenge the body in search of electrons for pairing. Free radicals are frequently implicated with health problems that are experienced with age, such as hardened arteries, diabetes and even wrinkle formation. As we eat more, our mitochondria release more activated oxygen than normal during energy consumption, thus generating higher levels of free radicals. [...] risk of oxidative stress is greater when certain types of foods are consumed and the degree of danger can be influenced by the way in which they are prepared or cooked. Eat foods rich in antioxidants, chemicals that inhibit the oxidation of molecules by neutralizing free radicals, thereby stopping them from causing cellular damage. Look for foods with β-carotene, lycopene and lutein, including broccoli flowers, alfalfa sprouts, Brussels sprouts, carrots, collard greens, corn, mango and tomatoes. Apples, cantaloupe, cherries, grapefruit, kiwi, papaya, red grapes, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries are delightful on their own or when mixed to create lovely fruit salads. Grab some nuts – always plentiful at the holidays – and other foods rich in vitamin E, such as sweet potatoes. Some versatile antioxidant-rich flavonoids include onions, eggplant, lettuce, turnip greens, endives, pears, red wine, parsley, citrus fruits, berries, cherries, plums, legumes, soybeans, milk, cheese, tofu and miso.

Where to lunch in Seattle

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:43:07 UT

We know the feeling of being surrounded by a million restaurants and not knowing what to eat come noon.

Seattle restaurants to take your visiting relatives

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 03:24:48 UT

You've cooked enough. Ditch the kitchen at these fine eateries.

Food & Wine: 2 Seattle bars among America's best

Fri, 4 Nov 2016 18:58:26 UT

Seattle may be more known for its craft breweries -- or even its nearby wineries -- but Food and Wine has picked out a pair of swanky local bars as members of America's best.

Crab Artichoke Dip

Tue, 1 Nov 2016 21:27:44 UT