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(Family Features) Americans love barbequing. There's something great about inviting friends and family over, firing up the grill, sitting back and eating a juicy burger with veggies in the backyard.
(BPT) - Some might call the dinner party a lost art, but gathering family and friends around the table to eat great food, drink fantastic wine and enjoy each other’s company is the perfect way to celebrate the holidays. Creating an elegant, effortless evening to remember is easier than one might think.
The Southern Arizona Salsa and Tequila Challenge has shaken up the summers in Tucson for three years, bringing the region’s cultural garden to modern day tastes buds. The culinary event brings up to 50 chefs and restaurants preparing unique salsa recipes and mixologists creating innovative tequila-based drinks along with sweet and savory menu pairings. Proceeds benefit the Food Bank of Southern Arizona and SAACA’s arts therapy and education programs.
(NAPSI)—For many young people, traditional paths to successful careers do not always take a straight, well-marked line.
(BPT) - Warm weather months bring an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables, and for those who enjoy buying local, farmers markets are popular destinations. Produce choices available at farmers markets are now reaching their peak. So how can you make the most of this seasonal bounty?
For two sessions from June through July, Oro Valley held its Art at the Ranch recreational program where kids explored all forms of art at the Steam Pump Ranch.
(NAPSI)—Ecotourism’s growing foothold in the tourism industry is driving travelers to seek out destinations for exploration rather than just escape.
(BPT) - This summer, take advantage of grilling fresh seasonal produce as well as meats, chicken and fish and trying some new marinades.
(BPT) - The Kentucky Derby, held the first Saturday in May, may be responsible for making mint the king of summertime drinks. Along with big hats, the Derby is famous for its mint juleps, kicking off the warm weather season.
Whether you are a novice in the kitchen or want to teach a cooking class, you can take your skills to the next level with one or more of PCC’s summer culinary arts credit courses.
(BPT) - Don’t let the first “ding-dong” of the doorbell catch you up to your elbows in dirty dishes and half-finished appetizers.
Calling all parents - Did you know school ends in just 36 days? Are you ready? Your Oro Valley Parks & Recreation Department is. We have an interesting and exciting line-up of programs and events that is sure to meet the interests of every child.
(BPT) - Simple and healthy food substitutions can help anyone embrace the fresh flavors of summer. Some substitutions are easy, for example, substituting brown rice or quinoa for white rice or adding barley in with brown rice to add another type of whole grain. Other substitutions are completely unexpected. To be inspired and jazz up any meal time, take cues from culinary experts.
The Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance will be hosting a Celebrity Chef Showcase on Saturday, March 15 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. It will be held at the Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa.
Last week, the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA) showed appreciation to artists and partnerships they have formed during an annual gala. However, while accepting the awesome appreciation award on behalf of The Explorer, I was thinking there needs to be more appreciation shown to SAACA for the work they do every year to keep the arts alive and well in the Tucson region.
Restaurants continue to open around every corner downtown and throughout the Tucson, and most have made a commitment to support local and environmentally-friendly food within their recipes and concepts.
Savor Southern Arizona Food & Wine Festival
Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance presents the creative, culinary-inspired dessert fundraiser Sweet Charity to support arts education and therapeutic arts programs, this Friday, Nov. 22. The event begins at 6 p.m. Last chance tickets are $60 - buy one, get one free. For more information, visit www.saaca.org.